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Windows Passport Utility Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the Windows Passport Utility adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility.

Windows Passport Utility is a rogue application. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Another variants:

Create new file:

  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoft%random%.exe

Create/modify registry entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon
    (String) Shell = %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoft%random%.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionSystemRestore
    (DWORD) DisableSR = 0×00000001 (1)
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem
    (DWORD) EnableLUA = 0×00000000 (0)
    (DWORD) ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 0×00000000 (0)
    (DWORD) ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 0×00000000 (0)
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionImage File Execution Optionsafwserv.exe
    (String) Debugger = svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionImage File Execution Optionsavastsvc.exe
    (String) Debugger = svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionImage File Execution Optionsavastui.exe
    (String) Debugger = svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionImage File Execution Optionsegui.exe
    (String) Debugger = svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionImage File Execution Optionsekrn.exe
    (String) Debugger = svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionImage File Execution Optionsmsascui.exe
    (String) Debugger = svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionImage File Execution Optionsmsmpeng.exe
    (String) Debugger = svchost.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftwindows ntcurrentversionImage File Execution Optionsmsseces.exe
    (String) Debugger = svchost.exe

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility_1-40

Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility_2-40

Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility_3-40

Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility_4-40

Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility_5.pn

Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility_6-40

Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility_7-40

How to remove the infection of Windows Passport Utility (Adware.Win32.WindowsPassportUtility)?

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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