The Windows Sleek Performance is a fake program that is distributed through advertisements, which are usually disguised as online malware scanners. If you click on such ads, it will automatically start scanning of your system and report many false infections. After sending reports, it will advise you to download and install this program to remove that infection from your system. However, in fact, the scan results are totally fake. This program may also be distributed by means of Trojans, social networks and spam emails. It is always good to be careful in opening attachments and downloading, because it might contain this malware.

As it starts, it will configure itself to automatically run whenever you start windows. Furthermore, it will also add some entries into the HOSTS files so that when you open Google, Yahoo, or Bing, you will automatically be redirected to many misleading websites. Some of the most common warnings that you will receive on the detection of Windows Sleek Performance program are:

System warning

No real time malware spyware and virus protection was found.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Click here to activate.

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected                                                                                             Hidden connection IP:                                                                                                     Target: Microsoft Corporation Keys

Undoubtedly, all the above warnings given by this malware are false and there is no issue in ignoring them. It is very important to remove this malware as quickly as possible. To remove Windows Sleek Performance, follow the steps given below:

Remove Windows Sleek Performance Processes

  1. Click Start >  Run
  2. Enter ‘taskmgr.exe’ and click on Ok.
  3. Click on the processes tab.
  4. Find the Windows Sleek Performance processes under the column name ‘image name’.
  5. Right click on the processes and then select the option Delete.
  6. The Windows Sleek Performance processes are:

Protector-[random 3 chars].exe

Protector-[random 4 chars].exe



Remove Windows Sleek Performance Registry key values

  1. Type regedit in the program Run, which is in the start menu.
  2. Use the left pane of the windows registry editor and then click on Edit > Find.
  3. Now enter all the Windows Sleek Performance registry entry key values which are stated below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsafwserv.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsavastsvc.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsavastui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsegui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsekrn.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsascui.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsmpeng.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmsseces.exe “Debugger” = ‘svchost.exe’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionSystemRestore “DisableSR ” = ‘1’


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “ID” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-2-17_2″

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “rudbxijemb”

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe

  1. Right click on the found values and then select the option Modify.
  2. After that click on Delete to remove the Windows Sleek Performance registry key values permanently.

Remove Windows Sleek Performance Processes

  1. Open search by clicking on start menu and then selecting the option search.
  2. Enter the following Windows Sleek Performance files to locate them.
  3. Left click on the files and then press delete.

%StartMenu%\Programs\Windows Sleek Performance.lnk



%Desktop%\Windows Sleek Performance.lnk



How to Remove Windows Sleek Performance?

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