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 Smart Internet Protection 2011, Windows Software Keeper, Windows Pro Solutions, Windows Turnkey Console, Windows Software Saver, Best Malware Protection, Windows Antivirus Release, Windows Safety Manager, Internet Security Suite, Windows ProSecurity Scanner, Windows Shielding Utility, Windows Multi Control System, Windows Functionality Checker, Windows Warding Module, Windows Trouble Taker, Windows Protection Unit, Windows Privacy Extension, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Home Malware Cleaner, Windows No-Risk Center, Windows Ultimate Safeguard, Windows Premium Shield, Windows Protection Maintenance, Windows PC Aid, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Security Master AV, Windows Prime Accelerator, Anti-Malware Lab, Fast Antivirus 2009, Windows Smart Partner, Windows Personal Doctor, Windows Performance Adviser, Windows Shield Tool, Windows Web Commander, Windows Debug Center, Windows Security Suite, Extra Antivirus, Windows Internet Guard, Windows Private Shield, Windows Internet Watchdog, Personal Internet Security 2011, Windows Control Series, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows Active Guard, Windows Internet Booster, Windows Protection Master, Total Anti Malware Protection, Windows Enterprise Suite and My Security Shield.
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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