Windows Ultra Antivirus
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: High
What is Windows Ultra Antivirus and how to eliminate it from your computer?
Windows Ultra Antivirus is a fake antivirus program, which uses trickery in order to sell its useless license key to unsuspecting PC users. This program is an imitation of a legitimate computer security scanner and the processes displayed by Windows Ultra Antivirus are falsely-generated (fake). This malicious software mimics the detection of security infections - the results identical on all computers infiltrated. Cyber criminals created this rogue program in the hope that you will believe the bogus security warning messages and purchase a full version of this software in order to eliminate supposed security issues. This bogus software is distributed via security vulnerabilities in users' PCs - Cyber criminals set up misleading websites to exploit these vulnerabilities and install Windows Ultra Antivirus without consent. Often, this rogue antivirus program imitates a critical Windows update. The landing page, used by Cyber criminals to install this scam, appears like the genuine Windows update website - asking to install the 'Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (Critical Update) - February 2011 (KB990831)'. To avoid rogue programs such as Windows Ultra antivirus from entering your computer, download your operating system and other program updates from reputable sources only.
Commonly, fake antivirus programs are grouped into rogue families, however, this software does not seem to derive from any previously-known families. In order to make Windows Ultra Antivirus rogue complicated to eliminate, Cyber criminals have bundled this scam with a rootkit, which protects the registry entries and processes of the fake security scanner. To successfully remove Windows Ultra Antivirus from your computer, you need to remove the rootkit infection. When installed on your PC, this bogus software uses various deceptive messages in an attempt to coerce you into buying a license key. This fake software reports that 'Your computer is not protected' and constantly interrupts you with similar pop-ups, such as 'Security Warning! Your computer is not checked for viruses! System scan is recommended. Press "scan" to check'. Do not believe these messages, it is a scam.
Do not pay for this software - you will send your money to cyber criminals and your computer will remain infected. The statements asserting that your computer does not have 'Antivirus and Antispyware protection', 'Proactive Threat Protection', and 'Network Treat Protection', plus the 'detected security infections' list, are created to scare you into believing that your PC is at risk. In fact, none of the security threats indicated by Windows Ultra Antivirus exist on your computer. Ignore this malicious software and use the removal guide provided to eliminate it from your PC.
A fake warning message generated by Windows Ultra Antivirus:
"Security Warning! Your computer is not checked for viruses! System scan is recommended. Press "scan" to check."
A fake Windows Update website used to spread Windows Ultra Antivirus:
Windows Ultra Antivirus removal:
1. Download and install Kaspersky Lab's TDSSKiller. Windows Ultra Antivirus is bundled with a rootkit infection, so you need to eliminate this first. If you skip this step, this fake antivirus program will be able to repair its removed registy or system files.
2. Run TDSSKiller and remove all the infections detected. At the end of the scan, change the attribute of indicated 'Locked Service' from 'Skip' to 'Delete' and click 'Continue'.
3. After this procedure, restart your computer in Safe Mode to complete removal of Windows Ultra Antivirus.
4. Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.
Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
5. Download and install recommended antispyware software to completely remove this infection.
Other tools known to remove Windows Ultra Antivirus: