What is WindowsScan, How to remove Windows Scan

Windows Scan is a harmful program.

remove It is a malicious program, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Windows Scan associated files and folders:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Scan.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Scan
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Scan\Windows Scan.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Defragmenter\Defragmenter.lnk

Windows Scan associated registry keys and values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | {RANDOM}

Core filename: {RANDOM}.exe
Command: %AllUsersProfile%\{RANDOM}.exe
HijackThis shows WindowsScan:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [{RANDOM}] %Temp%\{RANDOM}.exe

Description: Windows Scan is a fake hard disk drive defragmenter software.Once installed, it will display false information and fake critical alerts on the computer. Moreover, it will perform a fake scan and state that the system has some serious problems, such critical errors in Windows registry, hard drive is missing or unreadable. Windows Scan will also blocks all the legitimate and trustful applications used on your PC. In order to repair the entire system, the program will suggest you to purchase its full version. Do not be scared into purchasing the bogus software! You should remove Windows Scan malware from your computer as soon as possible.

How to remove: use the Windows Scan malware removal guide.

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