Remove Windows Antivirus Rampart

What is Windows Antivirus Rampart?

Windows Antivirus Rampart is a bogus anti-virus software program that will look like and operate like legitimate Microsoft Security Program. This rogue software application belongs to the Rogue:Win32/FakeVimes family. It infects your computer via opening junk e-mails and via loopholes in your security system as you visit malicious web sites and download corrupted software applications and files.

Some Windows Antivirus Rampart screenshots:
Windows Antivirus Rampart
Windows Antivirus Rampart

Windows Antivirus Rampart will sometimes be invisible but will soon come up as a warning that your pc actually has corrupted files and numerous threats. Windows Antivirus Rampart is common in PCs who have no security software set up but as you choose to pay for this bogus application, it will do nothing to protect you at all. It will send you bogus notifications that it has identified, stopped and even got rid of bogus infections.

Some of the Windows Antivirus Rampart fake security alerts and warnings that users may get:
Warning Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

Windows Antivirus Rampart will also shut down legit anti-virus software applications and may even turn off Task Manager and registry to stop you from getting rid of it from your system. You need dependable anti-spyware tools to eliminate it right away and after complete removal, a complete system scan is strongly recommended. If you have bought Windows Antivirus Rampart, you need to contact your credit card company and inform them of this bogus buy and to indicate any suspect activity using your credit card account.

Associated Windows Antivirus Rampart System Entries and files

Windows Antivirus Rampart Processes

Windows Antivirus Rampart Files

Windows Antivirus Rampart Registry Entries


How to Stop Windows Antivirus Rampart Fake Alerts

To register Windows Antivirus Rampart and stop its fake warnings, use the following fake license key.

Windows Antivirus Rampart registration code: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020

NOTE: this code will NOT remove Windows Antivirus Rampart from your computer, it will JUST stop the annoying alerts and messages.


Windows Antivirus Rampart Removal Instructions

Step 1: Reboot in Safe Mode with Networking

To restart your computer in Safe Mode with networking:

  1. Restart your computer.

  2. When you see the computer manufacturer's logo, press and hold the F8 key.

  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking, and then press Enter.
    Safe Mode with Networking Screen

  4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.


Step 2: Disable Windows Antivirus Rampart Proxy Server

Windows Antivirus Rampart may add a proxy to its package. Its goal is to get the information through the Web connection (password etc).
It also helps to block the connection to certain sites (eg malware removal help sites) or to block the download of trustworthy antispyware and antivirus programs.

The following steps reset the Internet Explorer proxy settings in the Windows registry so that you can access the Internet again:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (Keyboard Shortcut: Windows logo + R)

  2. Copy and paste or type the following text in the Open box in the Run dialog box:

    Run dialog box

  3. Click OK.

  4. click Start, and then click Run.

  5. Copy and paste or type the following text in the Open box in the Run dialog box:

  6. Click OK.

Now that you have disabled Windows Antivirus Rampart proxy server, you will be able to browse the web again with Internet Explorer.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (Keyboard Shortcut: Windows logo + R)

  2. Type in iexplore.exe.
    Run iexplore.exe


Step 3: Stop Windows Antivirus Rampart processes

In order to stop Windows Antivirus Rampart from interfering with our removal procedure, we need to end and kill its processes. For this, we will use a FREE powerful utility called RogueKiller.

RogueKiller (by Tigzy) is a tool written in C++, which scans the running processes, and kills those which are malicious. This tool was developed based on speed execution, which will clean the running processes before being killed.

To terminate Windows Antivirus Rampart process:

  1. Always in Safe Mode Download RogueKiller to your desktop from the following link:

    RogueKiller Download link
    RogueKiller Setup Icon
    RogueKiller is a portable application, so you don't need to install anything.

  2. Windows Antivirus Rampart may block all executable files, so when you launch the RogueKiller file, it will execute itself. So Rename RogueKiller.exe to RogueKiller.com or winlogon.exe or iexplore.exe

  3. At this point a "pre-scan" will complete and stop any malicious process. Also a list of options will appear along the right-hand side.
    RogueKiller Pre-Scan


Step 4: Remove Windows Antivirus Rampart registry keys

To remove Windows Antivirus Rampart malicious registry entries, we will need RogueKiller again.
RogueKiller also checks for rogue Registry entries, rogue drivers, and Master Boot Record (MBR) issues, so rootkits will be cut.
RogueKiller can also fix and restore a Host file, delete any Proxy entries, repair shortcut problems and unhide files.

CAUTION: This tool is not for beginners. In this step we will ONLY use the Registry tab.

To Delete Windows Antivirus Rampart Registry entries:

  1. Always in Safe Mode run a scan, open RogueKiller and click on Scan.
    RogueKiller Scan Progress

  2. After a while, you should see a screen with scan results like the following one:
    RogueKiller Scan Results

  3. Click on the Registy tab, then click on the Delete button.
    RogueKiller Delete Registry Entries


Don't Reboot you computer yet, please stay in Safe Mode.


Step 5: Remove Windows Antivirus Rampart files

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is simply the best known FREE malware removal tools online.

To remove Windows Antivirus Rampart files:

  1. Download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download link
    MBAM Setup Icon

  2. Just Follow the easy setup process. Do not make any changes to the default settings
    When the setup is finished, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked.
    You can check or uncheck the Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO as the malware removal is FREE.
    Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard

  3. When Malwarebytes is launched, it will ask you to update the databse. Just click OK.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Updating

  4. On the Scanner tab,select Quick scan and then click on the Scan.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan Screen

  5. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
    Then the screen results will show the various malware infections including Windows Antivirus Rampart that Malwarebytes has found on your computer.
    the image below is just an example, your results will be different.
    Click on the Remove Selected button.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan Results Screen

  6. After Malwarebytes has finished the removal of Windows Antivirus Rampart, you will get a message stating that you need to reboot your computer.
    Just Do so, and restart your computer in Normal Mode.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Reboot Message


Step 6: Check for any Windows Antivirus Rampart left over

To make sure that your computer is now completely free of Windows Antivirus Rampart, redo a Malwarebytes scan in Normal Mode.
After your are finished, Reboot your PC as asked by Malwarebytes anti-malware.


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