Windows Internet Guard, Key-Finder.com Browser Hijacker and WebsSearches.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Windows Internet Guard Removal Guide
Windows Internet Guard is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Internet Guard is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

Once Windows Internet Guard is installed it will be configured to automatically start when you login to Windows. Once started, it will pretend to scan your computer and then states that there are numerous infections present. If you attempt to remove any of these supposed infections, the program will state that you first need to purchase a license before being allowed to do so. As all of the scan results are false, please ignore any prompts to purchase the program.

To protect itself from being removed, Windows Internet Guard will also block you from running any legitimate application on your computer. It does this to prevent you from running legitimate security software that may detect it as an infection and remove it.


Key-Finder.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide
The Key-find.com adware from the Adware.LinkHijacker family of browser hijackers that are bundled with certain free programs that you can download off of the Internet. This adware is considered a browser hijacker because it changes your web browser’s home page and default search provider to Key-find.com without your permission. Furthermore, this adware will append the argument http://www.key-find.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=<affiliate_id>&uid=<disk_id> to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-internet related programs. This causes the Key-find.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked shortcuts. Unfortunately, there is no Uninstall Programs entry that uninstalls Key-Find from your computer and instead you need to use the specialized tools found in this guide to clean your computer.

It is important to note that this program is installed by free programs that did not adequately disclose that other software would be installed along with it. Therefore, it is important that you pay attention to the license agreements and installation screens when installing anything off of the Internet. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed. Furthermore, If the license agreement or installation screens state that they are going to install a toolbar or other unwanted adware, it is advised that you cancel the install and not use the free software.

Without a doubt, this adware was created to promote the Key-Find website without giving you the option to remove it and revert back to your original browser settings.


WebsSearches.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide
The WebsSearches.com adware from the Adware.LinkHijacker family of browser hijackers that are bundled with certain free programs that you can download off of the Internet. This adware is considered a browser hijacker because it changes your web browser’s home page and default search provider to WebsSearches.com without your permission. Furthermore, this adware will append the argument http://istart.webssearches.com/?type=sc&ts=<timestamp>&from=<affiliate_id>&uid=<disk_id> to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-internet related programs. This causes the WebsSearches.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked shortcuts. Unfortunately, there is no Uninstall Programs entry that uninstalls WebsSearches from your computer and instead you need to use the specialized tools found in this guide to clean your computer.

It is important to note that this program is installed by free programs that did not adequately disclose that other software would be installed along with it. Therefore, it is important that you pay attention to the license agreements and installation screens when installing anything off of the Internet. If an installation screen offers you Custom or Advanced installation options, it is a good idea to select these as they will typically disclose what other 3rd party software will also be installed. Furthermore, If the license agreement or installation screens state that they are going to install a toolbar or other unwanted adware, it is advised that you cancel the install and not use the free software.

Without a doubt, this adware was created to promote the WebsSearches website without giving you the option to remove it and revert back to your original browser settings

Contact ResolutionsMSP for help resolving any computers that have been infected from this virus.

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