Windows Active HotSpot Removal Guide

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Windows Active HotSpot is a rogue anti-spyware program which is installed on the computer without the user’s permission. Its ultimate goal is convince you that your computer is riddled with various computer threats which you can remove from the system after purchasing a license for the full version. The truth is that Windows Active HotSpot simulates all security-related procedures, which means that there is no need for you to spend money on the full version of the program. Windows Active HotSpot is identical to Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Windows Expert Console, and other fake AVs which derive from the so-called Rogue.VirusDoctor family. There are tense of fake security tools which fall to this category of scareware, and particularly to the group of malware called Rogue.VirusDoctor.

Windows Active HotSpot should be removed from the system once its deceitful system scanner and pop-up security alerts are noticed. The malicious program imitate system scans and displays various system tray warning in order to make you think that the only way to get rid of Trojans and other threats is by implementing its full versions, which is a big lie. Here is how Windows Active HostSpot attempts to lure you into making a money transaction:

Error
Attempt to run a potentially dangerous script detected.
Full system scan is highly recommended.

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
c:\windows\system32\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.

Recommended:
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But bogus alerts are not the only features of Windows Active HotSpot. The application should be removed from the system because it disables executable files and restricts access to the Internet. Moreover, it can disable your access to the Windows Task Manager, which displays running system processes. Once you eliminate Windows Active HotSpot from the system, you can use the Internet and your programs as usual, so do not hesitate to take action right now.

You may hesitate to erase Windows Active HotSpot because of its similarity to Microsoft’s products. The application contains icons that are found on your Windows Vista or Windows 7; however, it is just another trick aimed at deceiving you. The sooner you remove Windows Active HotSpot, the better because by doing so you minimize the risk of getting the computer infected with new files. The vicious program may attempt to download new files that may be used for various purposes, so act immediate to prevent it.

We recommend that you implement a spyware removal tool because manual removal requires a lot of skills and knowledge. Every single component of the threat has to be deleted from the system, and Windows Active HotSpot is known to create its files in different locations. We recommend using SpyHunter because this application can eliminate the threat and shield the system against new computer infections.

How to remove Windows Active HotSpot

  1. Restart the computer and start tapping the F8 key once the BIOS splash screen appears.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.
  3. In the Command Prompt, type in cd.. next to the C:\Windows\system32\ and press Enter.
  4. Type in \explorer.exe next to C:\Windows and press Enter.
  5. Open the Start menu and type in %appdata% in the search box. In case of Windows XP, first open the Run command.
  6. Delete the file guard-{4 random symbols}.exe.
  7. Restart the computer to log in to Normal Mode.
  8. Open the Start menu.
  9. Type in regedit in the search box. If you use Windows XP, first open the Run command.
  10. Follow the path HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon and right-click on Shell on the right side.
  11. Select Modify.
  12. Type in %WinDir%\Explorer.exe to change Value data.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Close Registry Editor and go to http://www.411-spyware.com/SpyHunter and download SpyHunter.
  15. Scan the computer to detect and remove Windows Active HotSpot.
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*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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