Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 (Win7 AntiSpyware 2016) Virus Removal Guide

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 is a new fake computer security application; this fake security program joins a large group of fake antivirus programs which have been released over the past few months. The goal of a security application is to provide a variety of computer protection related services to help protect the computer and its data from outside intruders. Computer protection software generally has an antivirus, antispyware, and a internet firewall. Similar to a security application, Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 claims to provide a variety of computer protection services to help protection the user; these services include the ability to scan the computer, online security, personal security, proactive defense, and a computer firewall. However, Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 is a fake program.

Over the past couple of months, many fake antivirus programs have been released which are very similar to Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016. Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 is very similar Win 7 Internet Security 2016, Win 7 Total Security 2016, Win 7 Home Security 2016, Win 7 Security 2016, Win 7 Anti-Virus 2016, and many others. These fake antivirus programs have a similar functionality and look, with the main difference being the name of each program. This specific type of fake antivirus program has been around for some time; for example, the original version of this fake antivirus program was released in February 2016. Since then, the look has slightly changed and the file name has changed. Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 is unique to other types of fake antivirus programs in that the name can change from operating system to operating system. For example, the fake program will be called Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 when it infects a computer running Windows 7. However, when the fake program infects a computer running Windows XP, it will change to XP Anti-Spyware 2016; the virus will change into Vista Anti-Spyware 2016 if it infects a computer running Windows Vista.

Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 main executable is generally a series of three random letters which are generally all lower case letters. However, sometimes the executable is fixed (there are generally multiple revisions to many fake antivirus programs). This executable is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe, which are the main executable of previous clones of this virus. Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing the main executable file. Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 will modify the registry to set the fake antivirus program to run when any other executable file is run. The comments here and comments here may provide insight into the successful removal of Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016. These two pages have roughly a combined 160 comments. Before attempting to remove the virus, it is highly recommended to read through comments to see how other people have successfully removed this virus. It is important to look for comments which discuss possible methods to repair the registry. The main executable is generally a hidden file; therefore, it is important to turn on hidden files in the file explorer in order to see the hidden main executable file. This feature can be found in the folder options under “Hidden files and folders.” In Windows 7, you can search “hidden files and folders” in the Windows Search Bar (click on the Windows icon on the bottom left hand corner of the screen to bring up the search bar) to find the computer’s folder options.

Below is our recommended removal tool for Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Removal Tip - If Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 is blocking applications from running, right click on the application file and select “Run as administrator.” This should allow the user to install removal software in order to successfully remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016.

If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may also need to stop the processes associated with Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016, try using Process Explorer.

Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016, like many other fake antivirus programs, will create a series of warnings and pop ups in order to scare the user into purchasing the fake program. For example, Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 will warn the user about Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen, which is a fake virus, in order to scare the user. Some of these warnings which are created by Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 can be found below.

“Privacy Threat!
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.”

“Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Firewall Alert!
Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 has blocked a program from accessing the internet.
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.”

“Stealth intrusion!
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.”

“Windows Security Center

Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 reports that it is currently turned off. A firewall helps to protect your computer from potentially harmful content on the internet. Click Recommendations to learn how to fix this problem.”

Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 reports that it is turned off. Antivirus software helps protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click Recommendations for suggested actions you can take.

Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 may also modify Internet Explorer to show the following alert listed below when the browser is opened.

“Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!

Possible reasons include:

Dangerous code found in this site’s pages which installs unwanted software into your system.
Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
Spyware infection in your system.
Complaints from other users about this site.
Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.

Things you can do:

Get a copy of Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED).
Run a spyware, virus and malware scan.
Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS).”

It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.

Boot Menu

The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 can be removed by using the

or by manually removing the virus.

View Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Files
View Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Keys

Common symptoms and characteristics of Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 and other rogue security programs include:
1. Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 is generally installed without user permission.
2. Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.

Manual Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Removal – In order to manually remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016, the processes associated with Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 entered the computer.

Important: Before attempting to manually remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016, we recommend that the user read through comments posted by other users on how they removed specific fake antivirus programs since many fake antivirus programs are similar. These comments can be found by clicking here. These comments may provide additional information which may be useful in removing Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016. However, please use discretion since these specific comments pertain to other fake antivirus programs.

The comments here for XP Antispyware 2016 and the comments here for Total Vista Security may provide insight into the successful removal of Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 since the viruses are similar.

Stop Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
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Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters].exe

Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016

Remove Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips.

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One Response to “Win 7 Anti-Spyware 2016 (Win7 AntiSpyware 2016) Virus Removal Guide”

MOe townman April 4th, 2017 at 3:43 pm

System Restore fixes this and then you can scan and remove from there….

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