Can’t uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from Windows 8?
You try to fully remove Microsoft Security Essentials but have no idea to solve the problem?
Fed up with constant fake alerts displayed by this phony thing but cannot stop it?
Are you confused that you have deleted Microsoft Security Essentials from Control Panel but it is still in your system?
To fix the problem, you could follow the Microsoft Security Essentials removal guides step by step.
Why do you need to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials is a rogue antivirus program with no practical functions that tries its best to swindle money out of unwary PC users.In general, it is installed with a help of Trojan viruses and therefore needs no authorization from users. Once inside, Microsoft Security Essentials makes some changes to default system settings compulsively, including system registry values and start-up items. Consequently, the infected machine will be under control by this pest on each boot-up.
The phony program uses a fake scanner to search for non-existing infections. It also reports about a bunch of malicious viruses and recommends PC owners to eliminate them with a paid version of Microsoft Security Essentials rogueware. However, you should not fulfill its requirements. Otherwise, your credit card details will be revealed to the cyber criminals and you get nothing in return.
To undertake its baleful tasks without interference, Microsoft Security Essentials malware also disables the installed security Tools by injecting inaccurate codes. This action compromises the security of your system and leaves your computer unprotected. By doing so, the threat protects itself from being removed and open a backdoor for online other malware as well. Additionally, Microsoft Security Essentials infection generates endless security alerts restlessly and interrupts your activities on the computer tremendously. You are highly recommended to remove Microsoft Security Essentials as soon as you notice its trace on your computer.
Microsoft Security Essentials Virus Is Risky:
1. It is a rogueware that pretends to be a legit antivirus.
2. It will modify system settings and drop its files into system folders.
3. It pretends to scan the system and display fake alerts.
4. It may come with spyware or other privacy-invasive software.
5. It keeps mutating and downloading files to do instant updates.
6. It threatens the PC security and violates the privacy.
What Does Windows Master Do When It Enters Computer?
Microsoft Security Essentials pretends to be normal antispyware which is able to scan the cyber threats in your computer system. It has the misleading name and similar logo with Windows system so as to make users believe that it comes from Microsoft Company legally. It even labels “Windows Advanced Security Center” and confuses users its installation and updating is empowered. On the contrary, Microsoft Company has no relationship with this fake. Microsoft Security Essentials gives users system scan showing that your computer is under risk that malicious objects have been found in system. It reminds to remove the threats, but users should activate related account by paying for $100. If not, other protection features are also limited.
How can you fully uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your computer?
There are 2 useful program removal guides to delete Microsoft Security Essentials from your PC.
Method 1: Delete Microsoft Security Essentials through Windows Control Panel by manual
Method 2: Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials with software removal tool Perfect Uninstaller
Method 1: How to Manually Get Rid of Microsoft Security Essentials Rogueware
It’s possible for people with certain computer skills to manually delete Microsoft Security Essentials virus. If you are not sure how to do so, please do not take the risk to go through the manual steps.
Step 1: Restart your Windows and keep hitting F8 key.
Step 2: Move the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.
Step 3: End malicious processes of Microsoft Security Essentials
Guide: Open task manager by pressing Alt+Ctrl+Del keys at the same time. Another way is to click on the Start button and choose Run option, then type taskmgr into and press OK.
Disable all the running processes about Microsoft Security Essentials
Next: show hidden files and folders and delete all the following files.
Guide: click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it. In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
Click “Start Menu” > Select Control Panel option > “Uninstall a Program” (Programs and Features) > Find Microsoft Security Essentials on the currently installed programs list and its related entries > Click “Uninstall or Change” to delete the application.
Delete all the following files related to Microsoft Security Essentials
Step 4: open Registry Editor to delete all invalid registries entries as below
Guide: open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )
Delete all the related registries as below:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AppData%\.exe"
Method 2: How to get rid of Microsoft Security Essentials with Perfect Uninstaller?
If you can not follow the removal guides above, it is advised you to get rid of Microsoft Security Essentials with Perfect Uninstaller as following.
2. Close the running processes in the Task Manager before you run Perfect Uninstaller
3. Find and locate the program on the currently installed programs list
4. Click “Uninstall” button on the right side to remove Microsoft Security Essentials.
Alternatively, you could right-click the folder of the unwanted program (normally, in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86) in Windows 7) and then select “Force Uninstall with PU” to apply the “Force Uninstall” utility.
5. Follow the prompt “Next” steps to delete Microsoft Security Essentials.
6.* Click "Next" to start scanning the registry files about the unwanted program.
7.* It will take some time to finish registry scanning. If you don't want to wait, you could click "Skip" option and cancel the scanning.
8.* After the registry scanning is completed, click "Next" button to select all related files.
9.* Click "Next" button to delete all related files.
10.* Finally, click "Finish" button to complete the removal steps.
After you finish the prompt removal steps, Microsoft Security Essentials has been deleted from your computer.
Can’t remove Microsoft Security Essentials? Just follow the fake antivirus program removal guides above. It is 100% guaranteed.