What is Windows Accelerator Pro

Windows Accelerator Pro is a rogue antivirus program that masquerades as a legitimate security application. It is part of the FakeVimes family of fake antivirus software and is known for displaying false malware detection alerts to scare users into purchasing its “full version” for ultimate protection. This program is considered scareware because it generates fake security warnings and does not allow users to access legitimate Windows applications. The program generates various security warning messages to convince users that their systems are infected with Trojans and viruses. However, these threats do not exist, and the alerts are part of the scam to extort money from victims. Windows Accelerator Pro is known to demand payment for registration, often around $99.90, but paying does not provide any real security benefits and only sends money to cybercriminals. To remove Windows Accelerator Pro, users are advised to start their computer in Safe Mode with Networking and use legitimate anti-spyware software. It is also possible to temporarily disable the rogue program by entering a specific registry key, but this does not remove the program entirely. Users who have paid for the program should contact their credit card companies to dispute the charges, explaining that they have been tricked into purchasing a fake antivirus program.

Windows Accelerator Pro

How Windows Accelerator Pro infected your computer

Windows Accelerator Pro typically infects computers through malicious or hacked websites that trick users into downloading the rogue program by displaying fake online security warnings. Once installed, it modifies the registry keys of the infected operating system to start automatically and blocks the execution of installed programs and the Task Manager to prevent removal. For prevention, it is recommended to keep all installed programs up-to-date and use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware software. Users should also be cautious when browsing the internet and avoid downloading software from untrustworthy sources.

  1. Download Windows Accelerator Pro Removal Tool
  2. Remove/Uninstall Windows Accelerator Pro from Control Panel
  3. Cannot remove/uninstall Windows Accelerator Pro using standard methods
  4. Remove Windows Accelerator Pro files, folders, and registry keys
  5. Block pop-ups promoting Windows Accelerator Pro
  6. How to protect from threats, like Windows Accelerator Pro

Download Windows Accelerator Pro Removal Tool

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To remove Windows Accelerator Pro from Windows completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter from EnigmaSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Windows Accelerator Pro and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

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Download Malwarebytes

To remove Windows Accelerator Pro from Windows completely, we recommend you to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Windows Accelerator Pro and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

Remove Windows Accelerator Pro manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Windows Accelerator Pro removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of Windows Accelerator Pro installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Remove Windows Accelerator Pro from Control Panel

To start removing Windows Accelerator Pro, you should remove it using Control Panel. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

Remove Windows Accelerator Pro from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Windows Accelerator Pro.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Windows Accelerator Pro from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Windows Accelerator Pro and click Uninstall.

Remove Windows Accelerator Pro from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that, click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Windows Accelerator Pro, click Uninstall.

Remove Windows Accelerator Pro from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Windows Accelerator Pro from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu, choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Windows Accelerator Pro in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu, choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Windows Accelerator Pro in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Windows Accelerator Pro from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu, choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Windows Accelerator Pro in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately, or you will need to confirm the action and go through the standard uninstall procedure.

Cannot uninstall Windows Accelerator Pro

In some cases, Windows Accelerator Pro won’t uninstall and gives you a message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Windows Accelerator Pro. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing Windows Accelerator Pro folder and files. This happens because some file or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Windows Accelerator Pro in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode, do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting, press F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Windows Accelerator Pro.

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

Remove files, folders, and registry keys of Windows Accelerator Pro

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How to block ads and pop-ups, offering to download Windows Accelerator Pro

As Windows Accelerator Pro is mostly distributed via special ads and pop-ups promising to fix Windows errors or remove viruses, a good way to avoid the installation of Windows Accelerator Pro is to block such ads in browsers. There are a couple of programs that have such functions. We recommend you use AdGuard to remove ads by Windows Accelerator Pro from browsers. Download free trial here:

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