Malware Destructor 2011 is a malicious program which pretends to be an antispyware tool, but in reality, it is a new rogue antispyware that unable to remove and detect any infections. The rogue is promoted and distributed through advertisements that are disguised as online malware scanners. If you clicks on such ads, it will simulate a system scan and lists a lot of false infections. Then it will suggest to download and install Malware Destructor 2011 to remove these infections and protect your computer. Of course, the scan results are all fake, because these fake scanners couldn’t possibly detect malware or viruses on your computer!
Immediately after launch, the rogue will register itself in the Windows registry to run automatically every time when Windows starts. Next, it will display fake “Automatic Updates” screen that is titled “System Security Pack Update” and states:
System Security Pack Update
System Pack 2010.78.932 (Malware Destructor Upgrade; KB943379)
If you click on Install button, it will change its GUI interface to Malware Destructor 2011 main window and start a system scan. During the scan, the rogue will detects numerous infections that can only be removed with a full version of the program. Of course, these infections are all fake and don’t actually exist on your computer. So you can safely ignore them!
Moreover, while the rogue is running, it will display various fake security alerts, warnings and nag screens. Some of the alerts:
Protection Center Alert
To help protect your computer, Malware Destructor 2011 has
blocked some features of this program
Your system is infected! 13 dangerous objects have been found during last
system scan. It is strongly recommended to remove them immediately.
Firewall file transfer detected
Hidden file transfer to remote host was detected
Malware Destructor – Hacker attack detected
Your computer is subject to hacker attack.
Warning! Threat detected!
Threat module detected on your PC!
Warning!Removed attack detected!
Malware Destructor has detected that somebody is trying to
stole Your private data remotely via Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT.
Transfer for Your private data via internet will start in: 8
We strongly recommend You to block attack immediately.
Of course, these warnings are all fake and like false scan results should be ignored!
As you can see, Malware Destructor 2011 is a scam that has been created only for one – to trick you into purchasing its full version. Do not be fooled into buying the program! Instead of doing so, follow the removal guidelines below in order to remove Malware Destructor 2011 and any associated malware from your computer for free.
More screen shoots of Malware Destructor 2011
Symptoms in a HijackThis Log
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [KB5625711.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\692A3AB5356E8BA8D60B237EB24238F7\KB5625711.exe
O4 – Startup: Malware Destructor.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\692A3AB5356E8BA8D60B237EB24238F7\KB5625711.exe
Use the following instructions to remove Malware Destructor 2011 (Uninstall instructions)
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer.
Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MalwareBytes Anti-malware onto your computer. 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.
MalwareBytes Anti-malware will now automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
As MalwareBytes Anti-malware will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main menu. You will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window>
Make sure the “Perform quick scan” option is selected and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for Malware Destructor 2011 infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished a message box will appear that it has completed scanning successfully. Click OK. Now click “Show 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 all entries have a checkmark at their far left and click “Remove Selected” button to remove Malware Destructor 2011. MalwareBytes Anti-malware will now remove all of associated Malware Destructor 2011 files and registry keys and add them to the programs’ quarantine. When MalwareBytes Anti-malware has finished removing the infection, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
Malware Destructor 2011 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: if you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Note 3: 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.
Malware Destructor 2011 creates the following files and folders
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Destructor
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Destructor\Malware Destructor.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Destructor\Uninstall.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Malware Destructor.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Malware Destructor.lnk
Malware Destructor 2011 creates the following registry keys and values
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Malware Destructor Inc