Windows AntiBreach Module belongs to the Rogue.FakeVimes family of rogue anti-spyware programs. Experts also classify the program as spyware because Windows AntiBreach Module uses scare tactics to lure the victims into purchasing a product they don’t need. Windows AntiBreach Module is known to perform a fake security scan on the compromised computer and then claims to have detected critical security issues. To remove all supposed threats, the user is asked to buy the licensed version of the product. Needless to say, Windows AntiBreach Module will not eliminate the alleged threats, so experts advise against the purchase of the program. Furthermore, they recommend the immediate removal of Windows AntiBreach Module from the infected PC.
Upon installation Windows, AntiBreach Module is configured to launch every time Windows is started. Once active, Windows AntiBreach Module performs a full system scan on the compromised machine and displays a large number of security warnings and alerts, informing the user about various threats detected on the system. In case the user tries to remove the supposed infections, the rogue anti-virus program states that the full version of the software has to be purchased.
The authors of Windows AntiBreach Module have designed it to look as if it was developed by Microsoft. But users should keep in mind that Microsoft Security Essentials is the only antivirus program maintained by Microsoft.
The alerts, displayed by Windows AntiBreach Module are something in the lines of:
Potential security threat detected. It is recommended to activate the protection and perform a full system scan to eliminate the malware.”
Windows AntiBreach Module – Distribution Methods
Windows AntiBreach Module can be delivered to the victim’s computer using the following techniques:
- via hacked websites, containing exploit code
- through bundled downloads
- through fake Java or Flash Player updates
- by clicking on various pop-ads on corrupted web pages
- via exploit kits
Users are advised to avoid clicking on pop-ups promoting free system scans and visiting suspicious websites. It is possible that Windows AntiBreach Module also delivers other threats to the compromised machine, so removing is as soon as possible may save the users a lot of time and trouble later on.
Windows AntiBreach Module Removal
Although Windows AntiBreach Module is not considered a high-level security threat, experts recommend its immediate removal from the affected machine. Windows AntiBreach Module can be removed manually or with the assistance of a legit anti-malware program.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Windows AntiBreach Module from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Windows AntiBreach Module from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Windows AntiBreach Module from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Windows AntiBreach Module from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Windows AntiBreach Module from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Windows AntiBreach Module from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Windows AntiBreach Module from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Windows AntiBreach Module from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Windows AntiBreach Module
Step 2: Uninstall Windows AntiBreach Module and related software from Windows
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Windows AntiBreach Module on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Windows AntiBreach Module there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Windows AntiBreach Module from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Windows AntiBreach Module and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Windows AntiBreach Module via Step 1 above:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Windows AntiBreach Module files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Windows AntiBreach Module, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Windows AntiBreach Module from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Windows AntiBreach Module from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Windows AntiBreach Module from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Windows AntiBreach Module from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Windows AntiBreach Module will be removed.
Eliminate Windows AntiBreach Module from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.