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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Need to Remove Windows Active HotSpot -- How to Remove Windows Active HotSpot

Where is Windows Active HotSpot from?

Windows Active HotSpot is usually planted in websites which display a fake online virus scanner, stating your computer has been infected and then prompting you to download the installer. It is also can be distributed through compromised websites containing exploit code. And the exploit code tries to install the infection on your computer without any asking. Or it may be downloaded with some free software since Windows Active HotSpot can be bundled with together.

Windows Active HotSpot Description

Windows Active HotSpot is cataloged as a rogue program that comes from the Rogue.FakeVimes family. It is a scareware program considered as a rogue anti-spyware program. Once infected, you are blocked from your windows desktop. And this nasty program is configured to start automatically before your windows desktop launches.  At the same time, it disables some legitimate applications, especially legitimate security software that can be detected by Windows Active HotSpot and removed it as an infection.
It automatically starts a fake scanning for your computer and then displays false scan results and unreal security alerts, claiming your computer has been seriously infected and scaring you into purchasing a license to run its program to remove it.

More details about Windows Active HotSpot:

1) Windows Active HotSpot prompts fake scanning results to cheat you for money.
2) Windows Active HotSpot takes up all system resource, as a result, your computer must be seriously decelerated.
3) Since your computer has been hacked, it is exposed to additional malicious files.
4) The computer is out of your control. It is not you who decide what to save and what to delete in your computer. Windows Active HotSpot is so stubborn that you can’t remove it.

As you can see, Windows Active HotSpot is such a dangerous threat to your computer, you are highly recommended to remove it as soon as you can. Here is the manual removal solution.

Efficient Removal Solution Details

Solution 1: Remove WINDOWS ACTIVE HOTSPOT Manually

Step 1: Stop and remove Windows Active HotSpot associated processes: 


Step 2: Locate and delete Windows Active HotSpot associated files: 
%desktopdir%\ Windows Active HotSpot.lnk
%commonprograms%\ Windows Active HotSpot.lnk

Step 3: Detect and remove Windows Active HotSpot related registry entries:
 (Click Start button> click "Run" > Input "regedit" into the Run box and click ok)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell"="C:\\Users\\User\\AppData\\Roaming\\guard-<random>.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes"=".zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation"=1

If you think the manual removal is a little complicated for you, you can be a lazy guy with the help of the most POWERFUL antivirus program Spyhunter. To be a lazy guy and watch WINDOWS ACTIVE HOTSPOT being removed AUTOMATICALLY.

Solution 2: Remove WINDOWS ACTIVE HOTSPOT automatically (with SpyHunter)

Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter

1) Click here or the icon below to download SpyHunter automatically.

2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
  spyhunter run

spyhunter setup

spyhunter setup

Step B. Run SpyHunter to block WINDOWS ACTIVE HOTSPOT

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

 spyhunter3 scan

Step C. Restart your computer to take effect.

Friendly Tip:

For most of the computer users, the most POWERFUL antivirus program Spyhunter is their first choice to get rid of WINDOWS ACTIVE HOTSPOT since manual removal requires expertise and any inappropriate deleting may cause the computer system crash.