'PC Help Center Tools' Pop-Ups
Posted: June 8, 2016
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||June 8, 2016|
|Last Seen:||December 27, 2021|
If you notice security warnings by PC Help Center Tools while you surf the Web, you should know that PC Help Center Tools is a hoax. These alerts are not legitimate and do not display actual problems with your computer. Their goal is just to make you dial a suggested phone number such as 800-559-213. If you make the mistake to do it, you may get in touch with experienced fraudsters who may introduce themselves as a team of technical support agents. These people may try to take your money by claiming they will resolve issues, which are not present to begin with. The price they want to collect may be described as a 'fee' for their services. Not only are these bogus specialists unable to help you, but they may deploy threats to your system or collect information single-handedly. It is not advisable to dial the phone number or follow their instructions. The presence of these pop-ups in your Web clients is a certain sign that you are infected with a harmful add-on, which the experts define as a browser hijacker. Most often, the fake security pop-ups are pretty simple and contain only a few lines of text. In this case, however, the notifications resemble the interface of legit anti-malware applications. They also are noticeably larger in size, and may cover your whole screen. The 'PC Help Center Tools' pop-ups imitate a system scan, which always displays fabricated results. You may notice the misleading information that you are infected with various high-level cyber threats such as backdoors, spyware and Trojans. This browser hijacker also may mention 'Error Code: 0x000007c,' which supposedly prevents Windows from installing definition updates. The fake warnings even may contain buttons that are supposed to help you export logs, set up a schedule or add files to quarantine. Of course, they do not work because PC Help Center Tools is not a real program. However, some users may assume their inability to click on the buttons to verify the information that they are infected with the listed threats. Once you start encountering these deceitful alerts, you should download a legitimate security solution and use it to delete this browser hijacker.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to 'PC Help Center Tools' Pop-Ups 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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