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Windows Prime Shield Rogue Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the Windows Prime Shield Rogue. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Rogue.Win32.GuardSoft.

Windows Prime Shield is a rogue scanner application. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false-positive or misleading scan results, which claim that your computer has a problem, or is infected with malware, but you will not be able to fix it unless you purchase this fake program.

Created files:

%AppData%\svc-[random].exe
%AppData%\result1.db
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Prime Shield.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Prime Shield.lnk
 

Created/modified registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Shell = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\k9filter.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\bckd
ImagePath = 123123.sys
 

Screenshots:

WPS1-400x232.pngWPS2-400x290.png

WPS3-400x289.pngWPS4-400x289.png

 

Once infected this rogue will restart the machine automatically and try to lock Windows so you cannot open any other application unless you activate it. To activate this rogue and facilitate its removal, click on the question mark button, and select Register. Enter one of the following serial numbers:

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0001

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0002

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0003

 

How to remove the Windows Prime Shield rogue infection?

To remove this infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and quarantine all detected objects.

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