If you happen to encounter Windows AntiBreach Tool installed on your PC, be quick and take effort to remove it immediately! Windows AntiBreach Tool is an rogue anti-spyware program from the family of Win32/FakeVimes rogues. It can come from a fake security websites or fake media websites that ask users to download a fake codec needed to view a video online. This program is a scam designed to make you think you should buy its so-called “full version”. You should ignore Windows AntiBreach Tool`s fake security alerts and follow the detailed removal instructions below to remove this malware from your PC step-by-step.
Once installed, Windows AntiBreach Tool will run several fake system scans and report numerous infections or system security threats to make you think that your computer is infected with a lot of spyware, worms and other viruses. Some of the fake warnings:
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. Full system scan is highly recommended.
What is more, Windows AntiBreach Tool will disable certain system tools and options. It may disable Task Manager and System Restore or block security related software and websites. Remember, it only imitates a system scan to scare you into thinking that your PC is infected with malicious software. So, ignore all that the misleading program will display you! The only real infection is Windows AntiBreach Tool itself.
Don’t pay for Windows AntiBreach Tool. Use a good anti-spyware program to scan your computer and delete this malware. Also read a removal guidelines below to see instructions how it can be eliminated manually. The guide can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step.
Windows AntiBreach Tool removal guide
The rogue will not allow you to run a malware removal tools, then you will need to reboot your computer in Safe mode with Command Prompt.
Restart your computer. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
Instead of Windows loading as normal, Windows Advanced Options menu appears similar to the one below.
Windows Advanced Options menu
When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe mode with Command Prompt and then press ENTER.
Once Windows loaded, command prompt (black window) opens. In the command prompt type explorer.exe and Press Enter. Your desktop will now appear. Run Notepad and write the text below to Notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] “GuardSoftware” =- [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] “Shell”=”explorer.exe”
Save this as fix.reg to your Desktop (remember to select Save as file type: All files in Notepad.)
Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm.
Reboot your computer in Normal Windows mode.
Now you should download Malwarebytes Anti-malware and remove all Windows AntiBreach Tool associated malware.
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 Windows AntiBreach Tool 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 Windows AntiBreach Tool removal process. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
Your system should now be free of the Windows AntiBreach Tool virus. If you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Windows AntiBreach Tool removal notes
Note 1: if you can not download, install, run or update Malwarebytes Anti-malware, then follow the steps: Malwarebytes won`t install, run or update – How to fix it.
Note 2: your current antispyware and antivirus software let the infection through ? Then you may want to consider purchasing the FULL version of MalwareBytes Anti-malware to protect your computer in the future.
Note 3: If you follow this guide above to remove Windows AntiBreach Tool let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.