Remove Windows Pro Rescuer

What is Windows Pro Rescuer?

Windows Pro Rescuer is a bogus anti-virus software application from the Rogue:Win32/FakeVimes family. It can spread to your pc system without any warnings or even notifications. It usually enters pcs via Trojans and it may present itself as an essential download or serious update that you need to set up immediately.

Some Windows Pro Rescuer screenshots:
Windows Pro Rescuer
Windows Pro Rescuer

As soon as your computer is corrupted, Windows Pro Rescuer make serious modifications in your settings making it run bogus scans after you reboot and then sending you threatening warnings like spyware notifications, serious risks that can ruin your files and personal data and will maybe even tell you that there is unauthorized remote connection or data transfer that can cause loss of data especially passwords, log in names and credit card info.

Some of the Windows Pro Rescuer fake security alerts and warnings that users may get:
Error Software without a digital signature detected. Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Error Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Warning Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet. Windows Media Player Resources C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll C:\Windows\system32\dllcache\wmploc.dll is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

You will be prompted to click a "Prevent Connection" button or a "Prevent Attack" button but will only lead you to purchase the full version of Windows Pro Rescuer. This bogus software program will never protect against any attack nor will resolve any infections as well. It's best to eliminate this with the use of trustworthy anti malware tools and to perform a total system scan afterwards. It is also very important to have trustworthy anti spyware, anti-virus and anti malware set up in your computer system to avoid annoying rogue anti-viruses attacks like Windows Pro Rescuer.

Associated Windows Pro Rescuer System Entries and files

Windows Pro Rescuer Processes

Windows Pro Rescuer Files

Windows Pro Rescuer Registry Entries


How to Stop Windows Pro Rescuer Fake Alerts

To register Windows Pro Rescuer and stop its fake warnings, use the following fake license key.

Windows Pro Rescuer registration code: 0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020

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


Windows Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer Proxy Server

Windows Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer processes

In order to stop Windows Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer registry keys

To remove Windows Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer files

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

To remove Windows Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer 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 Pro Rescuer, 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 Pro Rescuer left over

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


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