What is WinScanner, How to remove Win Scanner

Win Scanner 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.

Win Scanner associated files and folders:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Win Scanner.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win Scanner
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win Scanner\Win Scanner.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win Scanner\Win Scanner.lnk

Win Scanner associated registry keys and values:

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

Core filename: {RANDOM}.exe
Command: %Temp%\{RANDOM}.exe
HijackThis shows Win Scanner:

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

Description: Win Scanner 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. Win Scanner 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 Win Scanner virus from your computer as soon as possible.

How to remove: use the Win Scanner virus removal guide.

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