securitywindrv.exe Removal Guide

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Some users may search for securitywindrv.exe executable file, because it appears in various lists of malware. However, if your computer is really infected with this file, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to see it run in your Task Manager, unless you load the operating system in Safe Mode with Networking. The reason behind that is securitywindrv.exe is directly related with FBI Virus and Ukash Virus ransomware family applications, so if you need to remove securitywindrv.exe from your computer, you will have to unlock your screen and remove the ransomware infection first.

The problem is that since securitywindrv.exe is directly associated with Ukash ransomware infections (such as Metropolitan Police Ukash Virus, Arma dei Carabinieri Virus, NSA virus and others), if you are infected with it, you will be denied desktop access. Instead of your desktop you will see a fake law enforcement authorities notification in your own language, saying that your screen has been locked due to the criminal activity you have committed. The text on the notification may vary, but the bottom line is that ransomware infection will demand you to pay a fine in order to “avoid” criminal charges and to unlock your computer.

These ransomware programs are grouped under the “Ukash” umbrella, because they utilize such alternative payment systems as Ukash, MoneyPak, PaySafeCard, Moneygram, CashU and others to collect the ransom payments. Although the payment systems are by no means related to securitywindrv.exe and Ukash malware group infections, they enable cyber criminals to extort money even from those users who do not have a credit card or a bank account. Therefore, users need to realize that nothing would change even if they paid the fine several times.

Although law enforcement authorities are getting increasingly anxious about applying various law articles for the Internet, they still cannot lock up individual computers, so if you see a police notification on your screen that does not allow you to access your desktop, then you are most definitely infected with ransomware. In order to remove securitywindrv.exe and the program responsible for it, you should refer to the instructions below and unlock your desktop. Then, you are highly encouraged to acquire a licensed computer security application that would delete malware automatically. Do keep in mind that ransomware often comes with Trojan infections, so a full system scan is necessary to ensure that your PC is absolutely secure.

How to restore desktop access

Windows 8

  1. Press Windows key and move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of metro GUI.
  2. Click Settings on Charms bar and select Change PC Settings.
  3. Go to General and click Advanced Startup. Press Start Now.
  4. Click Troubleshoot and select Advanced options.
  5. Go to Startup settings. Click Restart and press F5 to choose Safe Mode with Networking.
  6. Open your browser and access http://www.411-spyware.com/download-sph .
  7. Install SpyHunter and scan your PC.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Reboot the PC and press F8 repeatedly for Advanced Boot Options menu to appear.
  2. Use arrow keys to navigate and select Safe Mode with Networking. Hit Enter.
  3. Go to http://www.411-spyware.com/spyhunter and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the program and run a full system scan.

Windows XP

  1. Follow the steps above 1 and 2.
  2. Click Yes on a confirmation dialog box.
  3. Download SpyHunter.
  4. Open Start menu and launch Run.
  5. Type “msconfig” into Open box and click OK.
  6. Select Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
  7. Press Disable all and click OK.
  8. Restart the PC in Normal Mode.
  9. Install SpyHunter and scan the PC.

Should you have any questions about how to remove securitywindrv.exe or protect your PC from similar threats, do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a comment in the box below.

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