How to Remove Windows Instant Scanner

What is Windows Instant Scanner?

Windows Instant Scanner is a malicious rogue antivirus program. It pretends to be legitimate software to scan and display you some malicious threats on your computer. However, all the threats are fake, which aim at promoting you to purchase its full version. Keep in mind don’t take action. Moreover, once installed, the rogueware can steal your privacy and slow down computer. So you should remove it as soon as possible.

Windows Instant Scanner Screenshot:

Remove Windows Instant Scanner Manually

1. Press “Ctrl+Alt+Del” to open task manager, and then stop Windows Instant Scanner process.

2. Click windows start button and input regedit in search box and open registry, delete all the registry files exactly as followings:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-6-12_6″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “hwvlwtuuqr”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avkpop.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\outpostinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\smss32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Ex

3. Search windows instant scanner files and delete:

Protector-[rnd].exe in %AppData% folder

Thus your computer is safe, but it is worthy of recommending installing a system optimizer to help clean up your pc and enhance your computer performance.

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Note: It is no easy work to remove Windows Instant Scanner manually if you are not a good computer expertise. For common users, it is better to use a automatic virus remover. Anvi Smart Defender is a type of powerful virus removal tool.

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