Windows Examination Utility Virus Removal Guide

Windows Examination Utility is a fake security application. However, the application does look like a real security application in some ways since it attempts to model itself off of Microsoft Security Essentials. The application will act like it is putting the computer into safe boot mode and then scan the computer before the desktop shows up. However, the computer it still starting in a normal mode. Windows Examination Utility will provide a fake scan and a fake scan result. Since the application is fake, Windows Examination Utility doesn’t protect the computer and it can’t remove viruses. The application is a rogue security application. There is no option to uninstall Windows Examination Utility and the program will ask for a registration key or code. One of the main symptoms is that Windows Examination Utility will block the user from using Internet Explorer. We have provided a fix below (please view the video). With the internet, the user can download a removal tool to remove Windows Examination Utility. Windows Examination Utility uses the Windows logo in an attempt to make the program look legitimate. The previous version of Windows Examination Utility is called Windows Work Checker.

Below is our recommended removal tool for Windows Examination Utility. 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.

If you are unable to run Internet Explorer, we have created a video below to show how to access the internet. With the internet, you will be able to download the removal tool.

We recommend reading through our removal tips first if you plan to manually remove Windows Examination Utility. These tips should provide insight into the removal of Windows Examination Utility. Generally, if you can remove one fake antivirus program, you can remove all fake antivirus programs. Below are some fake warnings shown by Windows Examination Utility.

It is recommended to use safe mode when attempting to remove Windows Examination Utility. Windows Examination Utility shouldn’t 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

We recommend using safe mode with networking. Networking will allow you to use the internet connection.

View Windows Examination Utility Files
View Windows Examination Utility Keys

Manual Windows Examination Utility Removal – In order to manually remove Windows Examination Utility, the processes associated with Windows Examination Utility must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Windows Examination Utility entered the computer.

Stop Windows Examination Utility Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[six random letters].exe

Remove Windows Examination Utility Files (Learn How To Do This)

Windows XP – C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\[six random letters].exe

Windows Vista & Windows 7 – C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\[six random letters].exe

Remove Windows Examination Utility Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows Examination Utility
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Windows Examination Utility
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Windows Examination Utility

Remove Windows Examination Utility Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
[six random letters].exe

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