Windows Efficiency Master Description
Windows Efficiency Master is an apparent expansion of one of the most widespread families of rogue anti-malware products, FakeVimes.
A Look into Windows Efficiency Master’s Efficiency at Faking Crises
Windows Efficiency Master has all of the hallmarks of a security program, including a system scan function, a range of pop-up warning messages for various PC threats, and a memory process manager, amongst other features. Unfortunately, Windows Efficiency Master’s ‘all in one suite’ really is so good in a way that is difficult to believe, since malware researchers confirmed that Windows Efficiency Master spends all of its time detecting fake threats, rather than real ones. Information from Windows Efficiency Master regarding your PC’s safety should be considered as completely erroneous, and following security advice from Windows Efficiency Master is more likely to harm your PC than to help it.
Setting its fake security information aside, Windows Efficiency Master also is a likely source of other computer problems, most of which involve limiting your access to other programs to convince you that other threat has infected your PC. Windows Efficiency Master may ‘replace’ your Windows Task Manager or the Registry Editor, and Windows Efficiency Master may block other programs ranging from instant messengers to arbitrary Google utilities. Most attempts to launch these programs may cause Windows Efficiency Master to display a fake pop-up about them being infected by unrelated threats.
Being Your Own Master of Your PC’s Safety
All scamware products are threatening to your PC, and Windows Efficiency Master is a clear example of why: in most cases, they’ll attempt to disable security features while pretending to enhance your computer’s overall safety. Windows Efficiency Master and its ilk will request the purchase of full versions of their software to remove all detected threats, but there’s no advantage to paying these fees, and malware experts recommend against it. Most legitimate anti-malware products should be capable of dealing with Windows Efficiency Master, as an iteration of a thoroughly-identified family of scamware.
Windows Efficiency Master is a significant threat to your PC, but not an especially unique one. You also should be alert for fake anti-malware programs that resemble Windows Efficiency Master and other members of the FakeVimes family. Malware researchers can point to other fake system scanners as examples of other, recent inclusions in Windows Efficiency Master’s group, like Windows Antivirus Patch, Windows Ultimate Security Patch, Windows Antibreach Tool, Windows Defence Counsel, Windows Pro Solutions, PC Live Guard, Windows Protection Booster, Windows Defending Center, Windows Tools Patch, Windows Internet Booster, Additional Guard, Extra Antivirus, Windows Pro Web Helper, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Windows Maintenance Guard, Windows Maintenance Suite, Windows Trouble Taker, Windows ProSecurity Scanner, Windows Pro Defence Kit, Windows Activity Booster, Windows Protection Unit, Windows Security Renewal, Windows Web Shield, Windows Personal Doctor, Windows Antivirus Care, Windows Efficiency Kit, Windows Premium Shield, Windows Multi Control System, Windows Risk Minimizer, Windows Secure Workshop, Smart Internet Protection 2011, XP Smart Security, Windows Web Commander, Windows Antivirus Master, Internet Security Essentials, Windows Secure Surfer, Windows Antivirus Helper, Windows Functionality Checker, Windows Active Guard, My Security Wall, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Firewall Constructor, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, My Security Engine and Windows Activity Debugger.
Windows Efficiency Master Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
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Visual & GUI Characteristics
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %SystemDrive%\ Users\ 876344\ AppData\ Roaming\ fake.exe.exe 7 2 Windows Efficiency Master.lnk 69
- The following messages's were detected:
# Message 1 Error
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. Full system scan is highly recommended.
3 Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: XXXXXXXXXXX
Posted: February 7, 2014 | By SpywareRemove
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