Windows Oversight Center removal instructions
Windows Oversight Center comes from a big family of rogue software programs that are a part of Microsoft Security Essentials fake infection. This program is spread through Trojans. After a Trojan infects you PC it will show a fake warning message from MSE that your computer is infected with Unknown Trojan, when you click on this message a fake MSE scan will begin. After this scan a message will appear saying that you computer is infected with Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a.
To remove this infection you will be asked to download and install Windows Oversight Center. When you install this software on your computer, this bogus program will overtake your system - it will start automatically on every system start-up. This fake antivirus/optimizer will perform system scans and will state that there are multiple infections on your computer, also it will say that you system is not optimized. To fix all these errors you will be asked to purchase a licence key for this program. Needles to say that this program is a scam. You shouldn't buy this program, it's only designed to scare you. If you have already bought this program contact your credit card company and explain that you have been tricked into purchasing a fake computer antivirus program. All the scans that are performed on your computer are fake, this is done to scare you.
Windows Oversight Center most commonly is distributed using misleading websites which shows a fake MSE warning message when some enters it. These websites are created by Internet criminals which the intention of spreading fake antivirus programs such as Windows Oversight Center. You should remove all the statements made by Windows Oversight Center and remove it form your PC.
Main window of Windows Oversight Center:
Such fake security warning messages will be shown by Windows Oversight Center:
"Threat prevention solution found Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks. Risk of system files infection: The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a serious possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary
to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer"
Ignore these fake messages. Remove Windows Oversight Center from your PC.
Automatic Windows Oversight Center removal:
Before Downloading Windows Oversight Center Remover perform these steps On infected computer
If you can't download or run spyware remover try running registry fix (link below). It enables execution of programs. download registryfix.reg file, double click it, click YES and then OK.
Windows Oversight Center removal instructions (on infected computer):
2. Let Windows Oversight Center run it's fake scan. After the fake scan, close the program by clicking on the X at the top right of the main window. After this procedure you should have access to your desktop.
3. Make your hidden files and folders visible:
How to unhide files in Windows 7:
Click "Start", Select "Control Panel", Click on "Appearance and Personalization", Click on "Folder Options", Go to the tab View,
Select "Show hidden files, folders and drives", Click “Apply” and then “OK”
How to unhide files in Windows XP:
Double-click "My Computer" on your desktop, Click "Tools", Choose "Folder Options", Click "View", select "Show hidden files and folders", click "Apply" then OK.
4. Go to Your roaming profile:
In Windows Xp:
click Start->Run->Type %APPDATA% in the opened window search for Microsoft folder, in this folder search for a file with random letters (example: gasdf.exe) rename it to abc.exe and restart your computer.
In Windows 7: Click Start->In the search tab type %APPDATA% in the opened window search for Microsoft folder, in this folder search for a file with random letters (example: gasdf.exe) rename it to abc.exe and restart your computer.
In Windows Vista: Click Start->In the search tab type %APPDATA% in the opened window look for Microsoft folder, in this folder search for a file with random letters (example: gasdf.exe) rename it to abc.exe and restart your computer.
Fig. 1 - Going to your roaming profile
Fig. 2 - Renaming infected file.
Fig. 3 - Restarting your computer.
5. When computer restarts Windows Oversight Center should tbe disabled. Fix your Windows Registry Shell value so you could access desktop at the next system start-up. Download the file registyfix.reg then double-click it.
6. Now infection will be disabled but not removed. Download a legitimate anti-spyware software to fully remove Windows Oversight Center from your computer.
Other tools known to remove Windows Oversight Center:
Some malicious software modifies browser settings and disables downloads of spyware and virus removing software. If you have problems downloading anti-spyware software with Internet Explorer, try downloading with Chrome, FireFox, Opera, etc.
If you can't access Internet:
Load your computer in safe mode. Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode with networking from the list.
Start Task manager. Press ctrl+alt+del (or ctrl+shift+esc) and end task the processes of rogue program. ( if after this procedure you can't access any programs press ctrl+alt+del, click File, select New Task, and type explorer.exe then press OK.
Open Internet explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections, then click LAN settings, if a Use a proxy server for your LAN is checked, uncheck it and press OK.
After this procedure you should be able to access Internet. Now you can download anti-spyware software from our "Top spyware removers" section and run a full scan. Download, install and don't forget to update your selected anti-spyware program. Then run a full system scan.
If you are unable to remove Windows Oversight Center, you can use this manual removal instruction. Use it at your own risk. If you don't have strong computer knowledge you could harm your operating system. Use it only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)
End these Windows Oversight Center processes:
Remove these Windows Oversight Center entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = '%UserProfile%\Application Data\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = '%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\egui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
Delete these Windows Oversight Center files:
C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data\Microsoft\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
General tips on removing Windows Oversight Center:
*If you can't download anti-spyware software: Click on the download link, when the save dialog opens change the file name (example: when downloading mbam-setup.exe rename it to iexplore.exe).
*If you have installed anti-spyware program but you can't run it: Click Run, type %ProgramFiles% and press Enter. Open folder of your anti-spyware program, search for executable file and rename it. (example: Open Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware folder, right-click on the main executable file (mbam.exe) then click rename. Rename the mbam.exe file to iexplore.exe, winlogon.exe firefox.exe ...
*If you can't access your anti-spyware software, try creating a new user account:
Click Start -> Settings -> Control panel.
Click User Accounts and create a new account.
Reboot your computer and login using a newly created user account.
*After this procedure you should be able to access your anti-spyware programs. Update and run a full system scan.