Screenshot of Windows Efficiency Kit
What is Windows Efficiency Kit?Windows Efficiency Kit is a fake antivirus software, you should never be taken in. The decent and professional appearance of Windows Efficiency Kit virus has successfully tricked many computer users to install it into their PC. After getting installed, Windows Efficiency Kit carries on a lot of scans in the infected PC without users’ permission, and then displays a long list of viruses and threat. It also claims that only the new or full version of Windows Efficiency Kit can help remove these threats. In fact, these so-called viruses or threats are non-existence in the infected PC. They are just traps to fool inexperienced computer users to open their pocket.
Windows Efficiency Kit fake antivirus software also delete some important files in the infected PC to block function of useful programs and makes itself run freely by adding files into the startup menu.
In the meantime, the PC performance is declined gradually by this kind of computer virus. Windows Efficiency Kit will not only take up plenty of PC resources to cause poor running speed, it also makes system vulnerability by chiseling backdoors in the background.
All in all, to protect your PC, you should remove Windows Efficiency Kit virus as soon as possible. Follow the guide as below to get rid of Windows Efficiency Kit right now.
Method one :How to remove the virus manually?
Step 1: Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Networking.
Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then press ENTER.
Step 2: Stop all processes that related to this computer virus
Press Window+R keys together. In the dialogue box that pop-up, type into taskmgr and press OK.
Terminate all the malicious processes in the Window Task Manager.
Step3:Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by infections.
click start menu; type msconfig in the search bar; open System Configuration Utility; Disable all possible startup items generated.
Step4:Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about this virus
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).
Clean all the malicious files about this computer virus as below.
Step5:Remove all the vicious registry entries as follows:
Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together and typing into Regedit, then pressing Enter.
Find out all harmful registry entries of the virus and delete all of them.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>" = "%AppData%\<random>.exe"
If the manual guide is kinda difficult for you, please feel free to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter to drive the self-invited guest away.
Method two: Automatically remove Windows Efficiency Kit with Spyhunter antivirus software:
Step 1: click the icon below to download automatic removal tool SpyHunter
Step 2: follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
Step 3: run SpyHunter to automatically detect and uninstall Windows Efficiency Kit
Summary: Due to the changeable characters of Windows Efficiency Kit, you cannot be too careful to distinguish the harmful files and registries from the system files and registries. If you have spend too much time in manual removing Windows Efficiency Kit and still not make any progress, you can download and install Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove Windows Efficiency Kit automatically for you.