SystemWarrior is a new rogue antispyware program from WiniGuard family. The software is classified as rogue antispyware program because it distributed through the use of trojans and uses false scan results and fake security alerts informing the user that their computer is infected in order to trick the user into purchasing the full licensed version. When the trojan is downloaded and installed, it will download and install SystemWarrior in to your computer. The trojan will also configure SystemWarrior to run automatically every time, when you start your computer and will create a lot of files with random names which later during the scan will determine as trojans and spyware.
Once running, SystemWarrior will begin to scan your computer and list previously created files as infections to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected in order to trick you to buy the paid version of the software. All of these infections are fake, so you can safely ignore them!
The same trojan that installs SystemWarrior will display fake security alerts from Windows task bar, that your PC is infected or being attacked by an Internet Virus. An example:
Your computer is infected with spyware. It could damage your
critical files or expose your private data on the Internet. Click
here to register your copy of SystemWarrior and remove
spyware threats from your PC.
The trojan will also display a fake Windows Security Center. It will recommend you register the SystemWarrior. Just like scan false results, these warnings are fake and should be ignored! If your computer is infected with SystemWarrior, then use these removal instructions below, which will remove SystemWarrior and any other infections you may have on your computer for free.
More SystemWarrior screen shoots
Symptoms in a HijackThis Log
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [SystemWarrior] “C:\Program Files\SystemWarrior Software\SystemWarrior\SystemWarrior.exe” -min
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [aco1.tmp.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\aco1.tmp.exe
Use the following instructions to remove SystemWarrior (Uninstall instructions)
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Close all programs and Windows on your computer.
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded you will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan, it will start scanning your computer for SystemWarrior infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of infected items similar as shown below. Note: list of infected items may be different than what is shown in the image below.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware, list of infected items
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected for start SystemWarrior removal process. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
Note: if you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
SystemWarrior creates the following files and folders
C:\Program Files\SystemWarrior Software
C:\Program Files\SystemWarrior Software\SystemWarrior
C:\Program Files\SystemWarrior Software\SystemWarrior\SystemWarrior.exe
C:\Program Files\SystemWarrior Software\SystemWarrior\Uninstall.exe
SystemWarrior creates the following registry keys and values