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Think Point Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the Think Point adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint.

Think Point is a rogue security program, this is another variant of rogue Adware.Win32.FakeSecurityEssentials. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you purchase. Family of Adware.Win32.FakeSecurityEssentials usually promote another rogue security product, like Red Cross Antivirus, AntiSpySafeguard, Major Defense Kit, Peak Protection 2010, and Pest Detector. You can see more deep analysis about Fake Security Essentials at http://blog.emsisoft.com/2010/08/29/security-essentials-not/.

Create new files:

  • %UserProfile%Application Datacompletescan
  • %UserProfile%Application Datahotfix.exe
  • %UserProfile%Application Datainstall

Modify registry entry:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon
    Shell = %UserProfile%Application Datahotfix.exe

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_1-400x214.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_2-400x168.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_3-400x168.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_4-400x300.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_5-400x234.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_6-400x400.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_7-400x234.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_8-400x254.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_9-400x234.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_10-400x234.png

Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint_11.png

How to remove the infection of Think Point (Adware.Win32.ThinkPoint)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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