Fake Windows Registration Checker

Posted: June 17, 2010

Fake Windows Registration Checker Description

Fake Windows Registration Checker (aka Windows Registration Checker) is a cyber scam designed to pilfer money from unwary computer users. Fake Windows Registration Checker appears to be a legitimate Microsoft product, but do not be fooled. Once active, it produces pop ups on the computer screen prompting the user to fill in a form that requires credit card information. The software enters the computer through software vulnerabilities and will pop-up soon after Windows starts up. Do not reveal any sensitive information to this rogue application and remove Fake Windows Registration Checker immediately.

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows Registration Checker"

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