Keep Center Keeper

Keep Center Keeper Description

Keep Center Keeper is a rogue anti-virus program, and like all such PC threats, uses fraudulent security information to create false pretenses of its threat detection and removal capabilities. Typical symptoms from fake anti-malware products like Keep Center Keeper include repetitive pop-ups that warn you about fictitious infections, scans that include inaccurate results and a tendency for Keep Center Keeper to launch itself automatically. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts consider the foremost threat from Keep Center Keeper to be its ability to trick victims into thinking that Keep Center Keeper is worth their money – a mistake that can result in credit card and related financial information being exploited by Keep Center Keeper's criminal distributors. However, those who ignore Keep Center Keeper's fake security alerts and remove Keep Center Keeper with some form of legitimate anti-malware scanner should have little to worry from a brief Keep Center Keeper infection.

Keep Center Keeper – Doing Its Best to Keep Your PC's Safety Features Inactive

Keep Center Keeper was reported as malicious software in mid-July of 2012. If your anti-malware software uses a database that's significantly prior to this date, it may be unable to detect Keep Center Keeper, although SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also note that many PC security products should be able to identify Keep Center Keeper as scamware via heuristic methods. As a rogue anti-malware product, Keep Center Keeper keeps to the basic appearance of a security program without having any genuine security features. Keep Center Keeper's fake features can include fraudulent pop-up warnings and system scans that always contain detections of nonexistent PC threats, and you should ignore all security-related information from Keep Center Keeper as inaccurate and potentially harmful to your PC if taken at its word, as well as from other members of the family.

SpywareRemove.com malware research team has also made note of Keep Center Keeper's ability to alter the Registry to disable some types of security programs, which is similar to many other scamware products, including members of the popular FakeVimes family such as Programs that can be disabled by Keep Center Keeper include:

  • Windows Registry Editor
  • Windows Task Manager

Finally, some of Keep Center Keeper's Registry changes may also have a negative impact on your computer's security settings. SpywareRemove.com malware experts have especially taken note of instances of Keep Center Keeper disabling Internet-browsing features that warn victims of incoming browser redirects to malicious sites – this can be used to redirect your browser to phishing sites or other types of online PC threats.

Getting Rid of This Doubly-Redundant Scamware without a Scratch

Current reports indicate that Keep Center Keeper is limited to infecting Windows PCs, although other operating systems aren't necessarily invulnerable to similar but unrelated forms of rogue anti-malware software. SpywareRemove.com malware experts encourage you to make use of Safe Mode to disable Keep Center Keeper before attempting its removal, although a failure in this instance can necessitate resorting to extreme measures, such as booting from a removable media device.

A disabled Keep Center Keeper should be able to be deleted with perfect safety by any competent and updated anti-malware application. Manual deletion is inadvisable due to the Registry changes that Keep Center Keeper makes as part of its installation. Different anti-malware products may detect Keep Center Keeper by a range of names, such as Trojan:Win32/Tibs, Trojan.Generic.KDV.672632, Win32:Downloader-PLM [Trj] and Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.nmut.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Keep Center Keeper may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Posted: July 15, 2012

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