Windows Efficiency Master

Windows Efficiency Master Description

Windows Efficiency Master Screenshot 1Windows Efficiency Master is an apparent expansion of one of the most widespread families of rogue anti-malware products, FakeVimes.

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Windows Efficiency Master’s distribution tactics may include everything from installers hidden in spam e-mails to attacks from illegal Websites, but Windows Efficiency Master always will attempt to fake being a useful security product that detects numerous threats on your computer. Since malware researchers have rated Windows Efficiency Master as a high-level threat to your computer’s security, all relevant anti-malware strategies and software should be put to use for removing Windows Efficiency Master from any system afflicted with Windows Efficiency Master.

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 Guard Solutions, Windows Expert Series, Windows Pro Safety, Windows Pro Safety Release, Windows Care Taker, Antivirus Smart Protection, Windows Safeguard Upgrade, Windows Smart Partner, Windows Safety Series, Windows Private Shield, Live Enterprise Suite, Windows Advanced User Patch, Windows Antivirus Helper, Windows Premium Console, Windows Defending Center, My Security Engine, Windows Security Master, Windows Pro Rescuer, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows Antibreach Tool, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Virtual Protector, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Windows Advanced Security Center, Windows No-Risk Center, Windows Active Defender, Fast Antivirus 2009, Windows Risk Minimizer, Windows Abnormality Checker, Windows Maintenance Suite, Windows Protection Unit, Windows Antivirus Master, Windows Protection Booster, Windows Defence Unit, Windows Active Guard, Windows Functionality Checker, Strong Malware Defender, Windows Premium Shield, Smart Engine, Windows Web Commander, Windows PC Aid, Additional Guard, Windows Privacy Module, Windows Maintenance Guard, Windows Profound Security and My Security Shield.

Windows Efficiency Master Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with Windows Efficiency Master? To safely & quickly detect Windows Efficiency Master we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Visual & GUI Characteristics

Windows Efficiency Master Screenshot 2Windows Efficiency Master Screenshot 3Windows Efficiency Master Screenshot 4

Technical Details

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.

Additional Information

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    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.
    3Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
    Hidden connection IP:
    Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Posted: February 7, 2014 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Detection Count: 1,073

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