Windows Advanced Toolkit is a rogue security software. Windows Advanced Toolkit virus pretend to show security reports of malware detected on your machine for free. Normal user would buy into this gimmick as it has professional looking user interface. When you click of remove the infection it will ask you to buy its software which is just trick to steal your money. To make your life difficult Windows Advanced Toolkit disables the task manager (Windows system utility). It also alters registry files and block antivirus application. If you see these symptoms you need to remove this virus immediately. To remove Windows Advanced Toolkit virus please follow these easy steps.

How to remove Windows Advanced Toolkit Steps:

Step 1:Print out these instructions as you will need to shutdown the computer in next step. Need help call us at: 800-518-8533

Step 2:Now power down the Windows Advanced Toolkit infected computer. And wait for 30 Seconds before you turn on

Step 3:Now please turn ON the computer and immediately keep hitting F8 until you see WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU as shown below.
Windows F8 Key

Step 4:In the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU, go down to the SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING using the arrow keys on the board. Then press ENTER on the keyboard. This will take your computer to Safe mode. Safe Mode will cause the display and desktop icons to appear changed. This is normal. No need to Panic as it is due to Windows Advanced Toolkit.
Safe mode Option

Step 5:This, Windows Advanced Toolkit, infection may change computer windows settings to use a proxy server that will not allow you to browse any pages on the Internet with Internet Explorer. We will first need to fix this as we will need to download malware removal utilities. They are safe and very reputed in Computer Industry. Now hold down the WINDOWS key and then press the R key.
Windows Advanced Toolkit - Run command Prompt

Step 6:The RUN dialog box will appear. Type iexplore.exe In the RUN dialog and click OK button.
Run command Prompt

Step 7:You will see Internet Explorer. On the top navigation click TOOLS then under the sub-menu of TOOLS choose INTERNET OPTIONS as shown below.
IE Option

Step 8: Now find the CONNECTIONS tab within the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box and click on it. Then click the LAN SETTINGS button.
Windows Advanced Toolkit - LAN settings

Step 9:If there is a check-mark in the box named “Use a proxy server for your LAN”, under the PROXY SERVER section, then unchecked the box. If there is not a check mark located in the box then you can skip this step and move on to next step.

Step 10:Now hit the OK button to close the LOCAL AREA NETWORK dialog box. Then press the OK button to close the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box.

Step 11Now we must end all the processes that belong to Windows Advanced Toolkit so that it does not interfere with your ability clear your computer. Inspector-[random char].exe and Protector-[random char].exe are the processed that needs to be stopped. To do this we need to download Rkill, developed by Bleepingcomputer to help stop the computer process of Windows Advanced Toolkit. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box.
Run command Prompt

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Step 12Now type “iexplore.exe” and hit the OK button.

Step 13:Save the Rkill.exe on your desktop. Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. You will see a black MS DOS dialog box. Now it will kill all the processes of Windows Advanced Toolkit. It will take several minute before a Notepad file containing log information on what Rkill found will open. You may review it and close notepad file.

Step 14:Now you are ready to removal all the infection related to Windows Advanced Toolkit. For that you need to use Malwarebytes software. It is a very popular malware and spyware removal application. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box. Type “iexplore.exe” and hit the OK button.

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Step 15:Save the mbam.exe on your desktop. Double-click the Malwarebytes icon and run mbam.exe. Now the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE dialog box will appear. Select your preferred language and hit press OK button.
Malwarebytes Language

Step 16:The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show blow screen Hit the NEXT button to continue.
Malwarebytes Wizard

Step 17:Now the LICENSE AGREEMENT screen will appear as shown. Accept the agreement and hit NEXT button.
Malwarebytes License Agreement

Step 18:Now the Information screen will appear. Click on next button and continue following the steps.
Windows Advanced Toolkit - Malwarebytes Information

Step 19:SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear now. You can choose the location where Malwarebytes can be install. We recommend to choose the default location as shown then click NEXT button.
How to remove Windows Advanced Toolkit - Malwarebytes Install path

Step 20:Now the SELECT START MENU FOLDER screen will appear. Let the default as it is and click NEXT button.
removal guide for Windows Advanced Toolkit - Malwarebytes Folder

Step 21:Now the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS screen will appear. If you want a Desktop Icon or Quick Launch icon then check appropriate boxes.

Step 22:READY TO INSTALL screen will come next. Hit the INSTALL button to install Malwarebytes.
Remove Windows Advanced Toolkit - Ready to Install

Step 23:In this step let the UPDATE and LAUNCH checked as it is to update the application with latest malware definition to capture all the malwares then click FINISH button.

Step 24:Once update is done then Scanner screen will launch. Make sure to select PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected to clean up Windows Advanced Toolkit infection. Click on SCAN button to start the scan.
full scan

Step 25:Now choose the local drives that you want to scan from the dialog box and click SCAN button.
How to remove Windows Advanced Toolkit - drive

Step 26:Be patient as the scan will take several minutes before it cleans up Windows Advanced Toolkit infection. Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK button to close the box then click SHOW RESULTS button.
drive selection

Step 27:From results dialog box choose REMOVE SELECTED button to remove all the infections found. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affected by Windows Advanced Toolkit and add them to the quarantine.
Windows Advanced Toolkit - quarantine

Step 28:Malwarebytes may required you to reboot the PC to complete the removal of Windows Advanced Toolkit. After completion reboot your computer Malwarebytes will be relaunched, please follow the instructions on the screen and continue the removal process. Once everything is clean out a log will be open created by Malwarebytes. Please reviewed it and closed it. Now your computer should be free of Windows Advanced Toolkit. Enjoy.
Windows Advanced Toolkit - Complete

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Technical Details of Windows Advanced Toolkit files :
You may need to delete following Windows Advanced Toolkit files:

%Program Files%\Windows Advanced Toolkit
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[random].exe
C:\ProgramData\[random numbers]\
%CommonAppData%\SPUPCZPDET\SPABOIJT.cfg%User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp
%Program Files%\Windows Advanced Toolkit
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Advanced Toolkit
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\Windows Advanced Toolkit

Also please check following Windows Advanced Toolkit registry file:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\install[1].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Windows Advanced Toolkit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\npfmessenger.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\protector.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings ‘WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect’ = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\cmdagent.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows Advanced Toolkit
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system ‘EnableLUA’ = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system ‘ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin’ = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tsadbot.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Inspector’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings ‘net” = ‘2012-6-4_7’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings ‘UID’ = ‘otbpxlqhjd’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\srng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\xp_antispyware.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableRegedit’ = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableTaskMgr’ = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableRegistryTools’ = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alevir.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system ‘ConsentPromptBehaviorUser’ = 0

Windows Advanced Toolkit Symptoms:

Critical System Failure
Computer Slowdown and Crashes
Inability to launch task manager
Slow and sometime loss of internet connection
Permanent data Loss
Pop up
Browser redirection

Windows Advanced Toolkit on YouTube Video:

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7 Thoughts on “Windows Advanced Toolkit Removal Guide

  1. Amelia on May 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm said:

    Just Fix it. Windows Advanced Toolkit Removal Guide really worked. Instruction were clear and to the point.

    I will surely tell my friends.

  2. Marco on July 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm said:

    Im still trying to repair my computer. The toolkit has been on it for a while because my computer is a partitioned MacBook pro and I have been using my mac os which has not once been touched by malware or viruses. I was running the windows 8 consumer preview for two months and was infected right away. This reassures me the security of mac over pc. Anyways I tried to download the malwarebytes anti-malware like you said. I had to look it up and all I can get is a trial version. Its scanning my system as I type hopefully it works

  3. Kevin Brown on June 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm said:

    Windows Advanced Toolkit infected my machine last night. Today I search on internet and find your site. I follow your step by step instruction and I was able to remove this virus. Thanks for providing such nice community service.

  4. Lenny on June 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm said:

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  5. Jamel Keshishian on June 26, 2012 at 4:24 am said:

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  6. Thanks so much. This was by far the easier way to fix the problem.

  7. Chantal on June 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm said:

    Thank you so much. You saved me the trouble and time of taking my PC to the store. Thanks a million. All your steps work and did fix my problem!!

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