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- Reboot the PC to Safe Mode/Safe Mode with Networking (use the guide below).
- Launch Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Click the Processes tab.
- Select the process named SBSCP.exe (could be different) and click End Process.
- Find and Delete the launcher, SBSCP.exe (could be different). The file might be downloaded to the Desktop, Download, Temps, or any other folder.
- Now, launch Explorer by tapping Win+E keys.
- Enter %PROGRAMFILES(x86)% (or %PROGRAMFILES%) into the bar at the top.
- Delete the folder named VinCE.
- Launch RUN by tapping Win+R keys and then enter regedit.exe.
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- Delete the value named SC.exe (could be different). Note that the value data represents the location of the malicious launcher, which might help you detect it.
How to reboot Windows into Safe Mode
N.B. Go to the “Virus Removal Instructions” below to learn how to reboot Windows XP and Windows 7.
Reboot Windows 8 or Windows 10
- Windows 8 users tap Win+I keys and Windows 10 users click the Start menu icon on the Taskbar.
- Click the Power button, then, click Reset while pressing down the Shift key.
- Open the Troubleshoot menu and then go to Advanced Options.
- Click Startup Settings and then click Restart to open the boot options menu.
- Press the F4 key for Safe Mode or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.
In non-techie terms:
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