Windows Active HotSpot Removal Guide

Do you know what Windows Active HotSpot is?

If you face a suspicious online scanner indicating threats on your computer and install Windows Active HotSpot to remove them from the operating system soon enough you will realize that the tool is quite suspicious. Our researchers have discovered that this anti-spyware is completely bogus and therefore does not deserve running on the system. In fact, if you keep the threat running on the PC you could risk your own virtual security and even financial integrity. Furthermore, the infection could paralyze the PC so that you could not delete Windows Active HotSpot easily. As our researchers have discovered, the threat could cause difficulties accessing the desktop or running regular programs. The fake AV could block the running of most executable files so that you could not access Windows utilities or even launch web browsers. Therefore, the removal of the threat is highly important.

Many Windows users facing the clandestine Windows Active HotSpot might think that the fictitious security tool can help detect and delete malware. The interface of the rogue program is convincing in a sense that it resembles a legitimate Windows security tool. As you know already, the program uses the reputable Windows name, as well as its shield logo to convince that you can trust the application’s services. If you trust the program you could be tricked into purchasing its full version, and this is the goal behind other rogues from the Rogue.VirusDoctor family (e.g. Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Windows Expert Console) as well. Our researchers can guarantee that paying for the full version of this fictitious malware removal tool is the last thing you should do. First of all, it is because none of the malicious programs listed by the Windows Active HotSpot scanner actually exist and require removal. All programs from the family are fictitious and have been created for illicit profit purposes only. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you delete the clandestine rogue from the system right away. Note that if you purchase the full-version of the program you will still need to delete it from the PC.

It is not easy to remove Windows Active HotSpot from the operating system, in any way the removal of the threat is absolutely necessary and you should perform it as soon as possible. If you postpone the task for any longer there is a great chance that other threats will be infiltrated using the exposed Windows security vulnerabilities. Without a doubt, it is exceptionally difficult to delete the threat manually; however, getting automatic malware detection and removal software installed onto the corrupted PC is difficult as well. Therefore, we recommend that you follow the instructions provided below.

Windows Active HotSpot Removal

  1. Restart the computer and start tapping F8 as BIOS loads to access the boot options menu.
  2. Using arrow keys select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and tap Enter.
  3. Locate C:\Windows\system32\ and type cd.. then tap Enter again.
  4. Finally type \explorer.exe as C:\Windows line shows up and tap Enter.
  5. As the PC reboots move to the Task Bar and click the Start icon to open a menu.
  6. Click Search/RUN and enter %appdata% into the appeared box.
  7. Locate the file guard-{4 random symbols}.exe, right-click it and select Delete.
  8. Now restart the computer in a normal manner and wait for it to reboot.
  9. Open the Start menu again, click Search/RUN and enter regedit.
  10. Follow the path HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
  11. Find Shell, then right-click it and select Modify.
  12. Enter %WinDir%\Explorer.exe under the Value box and then hit OK.
  13. Launch a browser and visit http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph .
  14. Install the automatic malware detection and removal tool onto the computer.
  15. Scan the system and delete all detected threats.

In non-techie terms:

Windows Active HotSpot is a fake anti-spyware program which flaunts a misleading interface to fool targeted Windows users into thinking that malware has corrupted the operating system. The infection belongs to a family of clandestine rogues, which is why getting it deleted from the PC is essential. Please follow the steps presented above to install automatic malware detection and removal software to get rid of the threat.

Aliases: WindowsActiveHotSpot.

  1. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking the downloaded file. Follow the on-screen instructions
  2. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats