How to remove Windows Activation Pro Virus
What is Windows Activation Pro:
Threat Classification: Rogueware
Windows Activation Pro is a malicious rogueware, that pretends to be a legitimate Microsoft Windows Security Protection Mechanism. It produces fake messages that your system has to be activated and even though that your computer’s operating system may already be activated, it shows the creepy activation message. The main idea of this scam is to get your money and there are a lot of inexperienced users, that are getting worried and are ready to pay once again for their operating system license key! This infection is made in such a way, that it will continue to pop-up no matter what. Windows Activation Pro will ask you to call a toll-free support number +1-844-459-8882. The Windows Activation Pro rogueware injects itself into the system and changes permission policies and modifies the registry. Windows Activation Pro is usually installed by the user itself not knowing that this is an actual virus or with some software bundle, that supposedly should install you some freeware product. The threat masks itself as a legitimate program and at first sight, it is very difficult to make the difference between a legit Windows security message and this fake one. The possible distribution of the Windows Activation Pro varies but is not limited to – downloading fake Windows updates, installing software “supposedly” required to view an online video, clicking on ads or banners, downloading e-mail attachments or receiving files through a social media website or software.
Once installed, Windows Activation Pro will take over your system and will present fake messages explaining that your personal information is at risk or that your computer is severely infected by malware. Windows Activation Pro will try to kill any software you try to run on your computer. These actions are basically its own protection mechanism from legitimate antimalware programs. When this infection terminates a program it will display a message similar to the following:
Your Computer is suspected of malicious software, for the purpose of verification, enter your windows product key. You will find your product key on the box that Windows DVD came in or in the welcome email or on the certificate of authenticity sticker.
Please note that all of the Windows Activation Pro pop-up notifications are fake, deceptive and bogus and are used with the only purpose of making you believe that your PC is at risk and fooling you to enter your Windows License Key into – Windows Activation Pro‘s window. This would generate income for the creators of this infection. Sending your private windows os license key to Windows Activation Pro will expose your personal information to third-parties and you may also become a victim of a credit card or identity fraud.
This is a high-level, high-risk threat, and it should not be left unattended and this is the reason why you should take actions and remove it immediately, as it is a serious threat to your online identity and security.
!!! Please note that these infections could potentially bring up other malware to your computer and even cause a loss of data. Please do not underestimate such threats.
How to remove Windows Activation Pro:
There are two ways to remove this infection. It is totally up to you to decide which way you want to go:
1. Automatic Removal Method (recommended for ALL users), by using a Professional Malware Removal Software.
2. Manual Removal (recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts).
Remove Windows Activation Pro Automatically:
We recommend using SpyHunter Malware Security Suite.
You can download and install SpyHunter to detect Windows Activation Pro and remove it, by clicking the button below. Once installed, SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system, but in order to use it as a removal tool, you need to purchase a subscription.
SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect all threats present on your system.
Learn more about SpyHunter (EULA). You can read SpyHunter Install Instructions. SpyHunter’s free diagnosis offers free scans and detection. You can remove the detected files, processes and registry entries manually, by yourself, or purchase the full version to perform an automatic removal and also to receive free professional help with any malware related queries by their technical support department.
Remove Windows Activation Pro Manually:
!!! Please note: You can remove Windows Activation Pro manually, however, you should proceed at your own risk, as any of the interventions might render your system inoperable. Therefore this manual removal method is highly recommended for PC Experts or Enthusiasts. For regular users, MalwareKillers.com recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.
1. Remove Windows Activation Pro by restoring your system to a previous state.
1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
***For Windows 8/10:
If you are using Windows 8/10, you need to hold the Shift button and tap the F8 key repeatedly, this should boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose the advanced repair options to show up. On the next screen, you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option, then select Advanced Options and select Windows Startup Settings. Click on the Restart button, and you should now be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen.
2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select the option “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and press Enter on your keyboard.
3. When the Command prompt loads up, type:
Windows XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter
4. System Restore should initialize, and you will be displayed a list of restore points. Try using a restore point created just before the date and time before the Your-computer-has-been-locked virus has infected your computer.
When System Restore has completed its task, start your computer in Windows normal mode, you would need to perform a scan with anti-spyware software as the infection might still be on the system.