How to Remove Windows Malware Firewall virus

Windows Malware Firewall is a rogue security software which will display fake antivirus alerts,reporting that malware has been detected on your computer.This security alerts are professional looking pop-ups and when you click on them, you’re advised to buy Windows Malware Firewall in order to remove the detected threats.
In reality, none of the reported issues are real, and are only used to scare you into buying Windows Malware Firewall and stealing your personal financial information.
In addition,this malicious program is also causing browser redirects,system slowdowns and has hijacked your PC functions to block certain programs from running (eg: Task Manager,Registry Editor,Run command etc.).

We strongly advise you to follow our Windows Malware Firewall removal guide and ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you buy this rogue security software as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.

If you’ve got a Windows Malware Firewall infection , you’ll be seeing this screens:
[Image: Windows Malware Firewall Loading]

[Image: Windows Malware Firewall Rogue]

[Image: Windows Malware Firewall Alert]

Registration codes for Windows Malware Firewall

As an optional step,you can use the following license key to register Windows Malware Firewall and stop the fake alerts.

0W000-000B0-00T00-E0020

Please keep in mind that entering the above registration code will NOT remove Windows Malware Firewall from your computer , instead it will just stop the fake alerts so that you’ll be able to complete our removal guide more easily.

Removal Instructions for Windows Malware Firewall

STEP 1 : Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking

  1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep in mind that you need to press the F8 key before the Windows start-up logo appears.
    Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the “F8 key”, tap the “F8 key” continuously until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.
    [Image: Safemode.jpg]

STEP 2: Remove Windows Malware Firewall malicious proxy server

Windows Malware Firewall may add a proxy server which prevents the user from accessing the internet,follow the below instructions to remove the proxy.

  1. Start the Internet Explorer browser and if you are using Internet Explorer 9 ,click on the gear icon [Image: IE gear icon] (Tools for Internet Explorer 8 users) ,then select Internet Options.
    [Image: Internet-options-IE.png]
  2. Go to the tab Connections.At the bottom, click on LAN settings.
    [Image: Remove-proxy-server2.png]
  3. Uncheck the option Use a proxy server for your LAN. This should remove the malicious proxy server and allow you to use the internet again.
    [Image: Remove-proxy-server3.png]

If you are a Firefox users, go to Firefox(upper left corner) → Options → Advanced tab → Network → Settings → Select No Proxy

STEP 3: Run RKill to terminate known malware processes associated with Windows Malware Firewall.

RKill is a program that will attempt to terminate all malicious processes associated with Windows Malware Firewall,so that we will be able to perform the next step without being interrupted by this malicious software.
Because this utility will only stop Windows Malware Firewall running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again.

  1. While your computer is in Safe Mode with Networking ,please download the latest official version of RKill.Please note that we will use a renamed version of RKILL so that Windows Malware Firewall won’t block this utility from running.
    RKILL DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download RKILL renamed as iExplore.exe)
  2. Double-click on the iExplore.exe icon in order to automatically attempt to stop any processes associated with Windows Malware Firewall.
    [Image: run-rkill-1.png]
  3. RKill will now start working in the background, please be patient while the program looks for various malware programs and tries to terminate them.
    [Image: run-rkill-2.png]
    IF you are having problems starting or running RKill, you can download any other renamed versions of RKill from here.
  4. When Rkill has completed its task, it will generate a log. You can then proceed with the rest of the guide.
    [Image: Windows Malware Firewall rkill3.jpg]

WARNING: Do not reboot your computer after running RKill as the malware process will start again , preventing you from properly performing the next step.

STEP 4: Remove Windows Malware Firewall malicious files with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE

  1. Download the latest official version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. Start the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware installation process by double clicking on mbam-setup file.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Installer]
  3. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes’ prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
    [Image: Finishing Malwarebytes installation]
  4. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start and you’ll be prompted to start a trial period , please select ‘Decline‘ as we just want to use the on-demand scanner.
    [Image: Decline Malwarebytes trial]
  5. On the Scanner tab,select Perform full scan and then click on the Scanbutton to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Starting a full system sca]
  6. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for Windows Malware Firewall malicious files as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes scanning for malicious files]
  7. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.[Image: Malwarebytes scan results]
  8. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image: Infections found by Malwarebytes]
  9. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start removing the malicious files.After completing this task it will display a message stating that it needs to reboot,please allow this request and then let your PC boot in Normal mode.

STEP 5: Double check your system for any left over infections with HitmanPro

  1. This step can be performed in Normal Mode ,so please download the latest official version of HitmanPro.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double click on the previously downloaded fileto start the HitmanPro installation.
    [Image: hitmanpro-icon.png]
    IF you are experiencing  problems while trying to starting HitmanPro, you can use the “Force Breach” mode.To start this program in Force Breach mode, hold down the left CTRL-key when you start HitmanPro and all non-essential processes are terminated, including the malware process. (How to start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode – Video)
  3. Click on Next to install HitmanPro on your system.
    [Image: installing-hitmanpro.png]
  4. The setup screen is displayed, from which you can decide whether you wish to install HitmanPro on your machine or just perform a one-time scan, select a option then click on Next to start a system scan.
    [Image: hitmanpro-setup-options.png]
  5. HitmanPro will start scanning your system for malicious files. Depending on the the size of your hard drive, and the performance of your computer, this step will take several minutes.
    [Image: hitmanpro-scanning.png]
  6. Once the scan is complete,a screen displaying all the malicious files that the program found will be shown as seen in the image below.After reviewing each malicious object click Next.
    [Image: hitmanpro-scan-results.png]
  7. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove the malicious files.
    [Image: hitmanpro-activation.png]
  8. HitmanPro will now start removing the infected objects, and in some instances, may suggest a reboot in order to completely remove the malware from your system. In this scenario, always confirm the reboot action to be on the safe side.

That’s it! Windows Malware Firewall should now be competly removed from your computer! :)

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  • Tony

    Thanks for your help, it appears to be removed. The only problem is that my Windows Firewall won’t enable. Is a registry key missing that has to be re-entered? Appreciate any assistance.

    • Stelian Pilici

      Hello Tony,
      Lets try to fix this.
      First run a scan with RogueKiller:

      1. Please download the latest official version of RogueKiller.
        ROGUEKILLER DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download RogueKiller on your computer)
      2. Double click on RogueKiller.exe to start this utility and then wait for the Prescan to complete.This should take only a few seconds and then you can click the Start button to perform a system scan.
        RogueKiller scanning
      3. After the scan has completed, press the Delete button to remove any malicious registry keys.
        Remove File Recovery virus  infection with RogueKiller
      4. Next we will need to restore your shortcuts, so click on the ShortcutsFix button and allow the program to run.
        Remove residual damage

      Next, download Windows Repair All In One and install this utility.
      Go to the Startup Repairs tab and click the Start button (bottom right)
      Note: When asked if you would like to create a restore point. It is recommended just in-case something does not go as planned.

      1. Click Unselect All
      2. Put a checkmark in the following items:
        • Repair Hosts File
        • Remove Temp Files
        • Repair Windows Firewall
        • Remove Policies Set By Infections
        • Set Window Services To Default Startup

        Note: Leave everything else unchecked

      3. Put a checkmark in Restart System When Finished
      4. Now click the Start button (bottom right)

      Let me know everything goes…:D

  • Macyah

    It took Awhile for the Rkill to help because i have a lot of problems with my computer but i really wanna say thanks so much

  • Linda Jackson

    Help! I’ve run several RKill Downloads, but all I get is a black box which flashes briefly…I’m running malware now and have 17 object detected so far. What a pain..

    • Stelian Pilici

      Let the Malwarebytes scan complete and then proceed wit the HitmanPro scan..Remove all the threats found.
      Good luck!

  • Chris

    After using malwarebytes to scan my computer, it found 768 infected files, i hit the removed button but Windows Malware Firewall started itself up while in safemode…any suggestions?

    • Stelian Pilici

      Run rKILL again and repeate the Malwarebytes scan.
      If still doesn’t work than do a scan with HitmanPro and then the Malwarebytes scan!:)

  • Jordan

    This worked very well. Thanks so much. I could not figure this out on my own.

  • Jim G

    Thank You so much! My daughter’s computer was a mess. This took care of it!!

  • Gerard

    I am not computer savoy, but this worked . The malware was blocking all attemps to fix. But this did it!!!!

  • Evan

    Wow thanks so much!!! This helped a ton!!!

    • Dawn

      Absolutely! This worked great:-) thanks!!