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Remove Windows Activity Booster Virus from Windows (Manual Removal Guide)

Features

Windows Activity Booster shares almost the same functions and features with Windows Active HotSpot  except the name since they are rooted from one rogue family which is Rogue.FakeVimes. As its name suggests, Windows Activity Booster is deemed to be a piece of computer-friendly program that monitors the system operation for security. With the functions located on the left pane providing professional services like Autorun Manager, advanced Process Control and Service Manager, and with the interface embezzled from the genuine Windows program, the rogueware becomes convincible to wide range of PC users.

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Such program has been found to be promoted on spam/spoofing sites popularized by some pop-up ad platforms, also it has been found to automatically run scans to give away severe computer health report by exploiting any detected vulnerability and to frighten victims into purchasing its licensed version that leads to nowhere unlike what it makes promise of a successful clean.

Granted that some victims finally have found out its real attribute, they would encounter difficulties when removing Windows Activity Booster virus from computers either by Control Panel or anti-virus program.
 

Damages by Windows Activity Booster Virus

What Windows Activity Booster virus goes after is money not a paralyzed computer. However, damages are wanted by the virus so as to make victims believe without a shadow of doubt that Windows Activity Booster is real and is going to be helpful in removing virus and optimizing PC performance. The commonly seen damages are listed below:

  • Computer might get stuck or freeze to some point.
  • CPU is highly consumed.
  • More strange items are found in system partition.
  • Some build-in services are either stopped or disabled to some extent, especially security service.
  • Search redirecting scene might happen to cause a lagging browser.

The Trojan Rogue.FakeVimes helps a lot in imposing the above listed damages. With elusiveness, Windows Activity Booster virus manages to make random modifications on the system, which leads to vulnerability that would make the computer become more susceptible to other types of virus.

As build-in security service is disabled by Windows Activity Booster virus, manual removal method is recommended to help regain a healthy computer. Such cumbersome removal procedures require patience and a certain level of computer skills so as to access a radical removal discouraging its reimage. Follow the below instruction only if computer skills are available; otherwise consult experts from VilmaTech Online Support for instant help.

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Instruction to Remove Windows Activity Booster Virus from Windows

A

Appear as a program to help clean virus, Windows Activity Booster virus has its own running process which is what we are going to exterminate for making a smooth flow of removal.

Windows 8

  • Hold Win key and R key together to bring up a text box.win+r
  • Type ‘Task’ or ‘Task Manager’ and hit Enter key to bring up its window.
  • Navigate to its ‘Process’ tab for the selection of related items.
  • Press ‘End’ to block Windows Activity Booster virus from automatically running.

 
Windows7/vista/XP

  • Enable Ctrl, Alt and Delete key combination to bring up Task Manager window.
  • Hit on ‘Process’ tab for the selection of related items.
  • Press ‘End Process’ to block Windows Activity Booster virus from automatically running.

 

B

Go to Control Panel and remove Windows Activity Booster virus from there.

Windows 8

  • Right click on “Unpin” button at the bottom-right corner of the Start Screen.control panel
  • Click once on ‘Control Panel’ option in the pop-up sidebar.
  • Get into “Programs and Features” and remove Windows Activity Booster virus.

 
Windows7/vista/XP

  • Unfold Start menu at the left corner of screen.
  • Choose ‘Control Panel’ to select  ‘Uninstall Programs’ option.uninstall a program
  • Remove Windows Activity Booster virus from there.

 

C

Show hidden files to remove any generated vicious items hidden by Windows Activity Booster virus in C disk where the virus installs itself by default.

Windows 8

  • Access Windows Explorer application from Start Screen.windows explorer
  • Browse to View tab and tick ‘File name extensions’ coupled with ‘Hidden items’ options.win8 hidden file
  • Press ‘OK’ button to confirm the change.
  • Navigate into C:\Windows and its contained folder “System32”, “Roaming” to remove any related items named after Windows Activity Booster.
  • Finally remove the folder including its sub-folder, if any, altogether (the following directories are not universally applicable to all victims due to different version of OS):

C:\Program Files\Windows Activity Booster or C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Activity Booster
C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\Windows Activity Booster
C:\Users\[admin/username]\Documents\Windows Activity Booster (where Windows Activity Booster is installed onto the guest account)

 
Windows7/vista/XP

  • Access ‘Folder Options’ from ‘Control Panel’.folder options1
  • Navigate to View tab to tick ‘Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’.
  • Press ‘OK’ button to confirm the change.
  • Navigate into C:\Windows and its contained folder “System32”, “Roaming” to remove any related items named after Windows Activity Booster.
  • Finally remove the folder including its sub-folder, if any, altogether (the following directories are not universally applicable to all victims due to different version of OS):

C:\Program Files\Windows Activity Booster or C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Activity Booster
C:\Users\[your username]\Documents\Windows Activity Booster
C:\Users\[admin/username]\Documents\Windows Activity Booster (where Windows Activity Booster is installed onto the guest account)

 

D

Enter into database to make the follow rectifications so as to remove any indication of Windows Activity Booster virus from the computer.

Windows 8

  • Hover the mouse  over lower right screen to enable charms bar
  • Type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’ to bring up database by hitting Enter key.
  • Navigate to the following entries respectively to remove Windows Activity Booster’s value under them:

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows

 
Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Press Win key and R key together to type ‘regedit’ (without quotation) in the text box.
  • Hit Enter key will bring up its window.
  • Navigate to the following entries respectively to remove Windows Activity Booster’s value under them:

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows

 

To sum up:

Windows Activity Booster is a virus that supported by a Trojan which is widely known to be specialized in information stealing and opening up backdoor that alleviates the installation of random infections. This article is written for the purpose of advising wide range of PC user not to fall into its trap and get out of its trouble once captured. Due to the Trojan gear, Windows Activity Booster manages to modify the kernel part of a target machine, leading to terminated security service, manual removal method is recommended. Cumbersome as the manual removal is, it guarantees a complete eradication which wipes out any chance that any piece of related vicious item being left behind if computer skills are available. If there’s any requirement of professional skills to help remove Windows Activity Booster virus, please feel free to contact experts from VilmaTech Online Support.

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