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Friday, March 18, 2011

How to Remove Best Malware Protection (Uninstall Guide)

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Best Malware Protection is a rogue security application that offers a false sense of security while taking your money, even though it may look legitimate, at first. Using a gamut of false positives, this fake AV will make you think that your computer is infected with spyware, Trojans and other malicious software. It installs junk files onto your computer so that it can "detect" them as threats. Cyber-criminals hope that you will upgrade Best Malware Protection in order to remove the threats. Right, that's the whole idea here - to trick you into paying for useless security software. This rogue isn't something to be taken lightly because most of the time it comes bundled with other malware that obviously does nothing but harm to your computer. The method used to install the Best Malware Protection is different for each case, but most of the time it is installed through the use of misleading website that wants to scan your computer and then reports non-existent security threats on your computer. If you've been struggling with Best Malware Protection, please follow the removal instructions below.



Best Malware Protection is a clone of Internet Security Essentials and Smart Internet Protection 2011 scareware which were making rounds just a few months ago. Once installed, this rogue AV will start popping up at regular intervals and scanning your computer for malware. It will also display fake warnings that pop-up from the taskbar, your desktop might be altered, and your browser settings as well. Best Malware Protection will change your Windows settings to use a proxy server that will not allow you to browse any or certain web pages. It may redirect you to malicious web pages that will display vivid warnings, and what looks like an active Virus scan, mirroring the default theme used on Windows. This scareware will also modify Windows Hosts file and block other applications on your computer. You may find yourself without access to the Task Manager, or without the ability to install legitimate malware removal tools. Thankfully, we've got removal instructions to help you to remove Best Malware Protection and related malware for free using trusted anti-malware applications. Of course, it is possible to manually remove this fake security program (associated files are listed at the end of this page), however, it is advisable to use anti-malware software.

Best Malware Protection is a scam. Do not purchase it. Please be advised, if you pay for this phony security software, you will subjected to monetary theft, or in a worst-case example, ID Theft. There is no guarantee that your credit card details aren't going to be sold to other third parties. To remove Best Malware Protection, please follow the steps in the removal instructions below.


Best Malware Protection removal instructions:

1. Reboot your computer is "Safe Mode with Networking". As the computer is booting tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode with Networking" and press Enter key. Read more detailed instructions here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm


NOTE: Login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode.

2. Launch Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options->Connections tab. Click Lan Settings button and uncheck the checkbox labeled Use a proxy server for your LAN. Click OK. You may have to repeat steps 1-2 if you will have problems downloading malware removal programs.



3. Download free anti-malware software from the list below and run a full system scan.
NOTE: in some cases the rogue program may block anti-malware software. Before saving the selected program onto your computer, you may have to rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.exe With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

4. New threats appear every day. In order to protect your PC from such (new) infections we strongly recommend you to use ESET Smart Security.


Alternate Best Malware Protection removal instructions using HijackThis or Process Explorer (in Normal mode):

1. Launch Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options->Connections tab. Click Lan Settings button and uncheck the checkbox labeled Use a proxy server for your LAN. Click OK.



2. Download Process Explorer.
3. Rename procexp.exe to iexplore.exe and run it. Look for similar process in the list and end it:
  • BM4eb_2272.exe
OR download iexplore.exe (NOTE: iexplore.exe file is renamed HijackThis tool from TrendMicro).
Launch the iexplore.exe and click "Do a system scan only" button.
If you can't open iexplore.exe file then download explorer.scr and run it. Search for similar entries in the scan results:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:15694
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Best Malware Protection] "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\4eba4a\BM4eb_2272.exe" /s /d
Select all similar entries and click once on the "Fix checked" button. Close HijackThis tool.

4. Download free anti-malware software from the list below and run a full system scan.
NOTE: in some cases the rogue program may block anti-malware software. Before saving the selected program onto your computer, you may have to rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.exe With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

5. New threats appear every day. In order to protect your PC from such (new) infections we strongly recommend you to use ESET Smart Security.


Associated Best Malware Protection files and registry values:



Files:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\4eba4a\
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\4eba4a\BM4eb_2272.exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\4eba4a\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\4eba4a\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].ocx
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SMEYFE
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Best Malware Protection\
%UserProfile% refers to:
C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName] (for Windows 2000/XP)
C:\Users\[UserName]\ (for Windows Vista & Windows 7)

Registry values:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures" = '1'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" = "http=127.0.0.1:15694"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Best Malware Protection"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options "Debugger" = "svchost.exe"
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just find the most recent .exe file that has been installed, and appears to be from the malware scam and just rename the exe file to blahblah and click ok. Making sure that this rename says it makes it unstable. Restart comp. Now the malware program cannot function, and then proceed with deleting it.

Anonymous said...

I tried many programs to remove. I used ComboFix for free and it worked. I downloaded the program from Majorgeeks and it was very easy. It took about 25 minutes for it to work and I watched it list Best Malware Protection then it removed it. That Best Malware Protection caused many problems before I removed it. Whoever it is that puts Best Malware Protection on the web should spend a lot of time in jail.

christine said...

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