Remove WinThruster

It has become quite difficult to tell apart the legitimate security apps from the fake ones that float around the net these days. WinThruster is an application classified as a scareware. This software has no advantages at all, quite the contrary because it attempts to scare you enough into paying them.

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WinThruster is usually installed at the same time as some other free software you downloaded from the internet whose setup program include one or more optional apps. These apps tend to be offered discretely and it’s only through customizing the install process that we can stop them from being installed.

Once WinThruster has been installed in your PC it will start scans when least expected, specially just after the start process has completed; in this way their results (completely fake results we might add) can be shown as quickly as possible. While in out testing phase, we used a brand new Windows 8 installation and it found no less than 43 supposedly urging bugs: 7 system bugs, 7 com and ActiveX bugs, 4 issues around users accounts and 25 errors related to the start process and uninstall mistakes.

If we try to use the option included to fix these so called problems, oh surprise… they ask us to pay for it!

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If you don’t pay the software will stalk you all the time with pressing alerts related to exposure to system breakdowns, system errors and performance issues among others.

If you try to uninstall it, you’ll find yourself in a though spot, because it has been developed to stay in your computer as long as possible so they can make you yield!

Execute every step in the following guide including free tools to remove WinThruster. 

For your information please know that WinThruster is detected as suspicious by 49 anti-viruses.
File information
File name:
setup_winthruster_2015.exe

Common path:
C:\Users\user\Downloads\Programs\setup_winthruster_2015.exe

Analysis date:
24 May 2015

Scanner detections:
49 / 54

Scan engine
Detection
ESET-NOD32
Win32/Chir.B
BitDefender
Kaspersky
Email-Worm.Win32.Runouce.b
Panda
Generic Malware
DrWeb
Win32.Runonce.6652
Comodo
EmailWorm.Win32.Runonce.~v001
Avira
W32/Chir.B
Bkav
W32.ChirBPE
MicroWorld-eScan
CAT-QuickHeal
W32.Runouce.B
Zillya
Worm.RunOnce.Win32.2
TheHacker
W32/Chir.b.dannado
K7GW
EmailWorm ( 00176e371 )
K7AntiVirus
EmailWorm ( 00176e371 )
NANO-Antivirus
Virus.Win32.Runouce.bxafx
F-Prot
Norman
Malware
TotalDefense
Win32/Chir.B
TrendMicro-HouseCall
PE_Chir.B
Avast
Win32:Oncer
ClamAV
WIN.Worm.Brontok
Agnitum
I-Worm.Chir.B
Tencent
Virus.Win32.ChineseHacker.a
Emsisoft
VIPRE
Virus.Win32.Chir.c (v)
TrendMicro
PE_Chir.B
McAfee-GW-Edition
BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.wc
Sophos
W32/Chir-B
Jiangmin
Win32/cnPeace.b
Antiy-AVL
Email-Worm.Win32.Runouce.b
Kingsoft
Win32.Type.b.6637
Microsoft
Virus:Win32/[email protected]
ViRobot
Win32.Chir.B[h]
AhnLab-V3
Win32/ChiHack.6652
McAfee
AVware
Virus.Win32.Chir.c (v)
VBA32
Virus.Win32.Chur.A
Baidu-International
Virus.Win32.Runouce.$a
Rising
PE:Worm.ChineseHacker-2!23772
Ikarus
Email-Worm.Win32.Runouce
Fortinet

Show the other 45 anti-virus detections


How to remove WinThruster ?

This is a complete manual to delete WinThruster from your computer. Please perform all the steps in the correct order. All the tool offered in this removal guide is totally free and known to clean and boost your computer.

Remove WinThruster with CCleaner

  • Download and install CCleaner by Piriform by clicking the button below.
    Download CCleaner
  • Ccleaner

  • Once the program is installed go to the Cleaner section and click the Analyze button. Once the scan is complete, click the Run Cleaner button.
  • Then go to Tools > Startup and locate in each tab (starting with Windows, Internet Explorer) of suspicious statements which involve WinThruster or similar names. Whenever click Remove and Delete .
  • Finally go to Tools > Uninstall , search for WinThruster from the list and click Remove if you find it.

Remove WinThruster with AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner is a useful tool made to eliminate unwelcome toolbars, browser hijackers, redirects and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Opera. AdwCleaner needs no installation and can be ran in a instant to examine your computer.

  • Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop :
    Download AdwCleaner
  • Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool (Windows Vista/7/8 users : right-click and select Run As Administrator).
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Clean button..
  • Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.

Remove WinThruster with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more. All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. If you want even better protection, consider Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and its instant real-time scanner that automatically prevents malware and websites from infecting your PC.

how to remove WinThruster with malwarebytes anti-malware

  • Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware :
    Premium Version Free Version (without Real-time protection)
  • Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using the installation wizard.
  • Once installed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will automatically start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program, and that a scan has never been run on your system. To start a system scan you can click on the Fix Now button.
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now check for updates, and if there are any, you will need to click on the Update Now button.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now.
  • When the scan is done, you will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected. To remove the malicious programs that Malwarebytes Anti-malware has found, click on the Quarantine All button, and then click on the Apply Now button.
  • When removing the files, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot your computer, please allow it to do so.
Your computer should now be free of WinThruster. If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove WinThruster from your machine, please start a new thread in our support page. Someone will give you free assistance very fast !
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