My computer has been installed a security program called Go PC Pro somehow, and it scanned my computer when it was installed. The result showed that my computer is in great risk with many programs that need to be solved immediately. I can’t remember how many threats it reveals, but it told me if I don’t get my computer fixed, my computer will get crash? However, I have to pay to get the help from this program, should I pay?
Brief Introduction to This Program
Go PC Pro is a newly released fake anti-virus program, it has been reported by many victims of it from the Internet. However, the number of victims is still increasing rapidly day by day as inexperienced computer users can be cheated by the appearance of it. Cyber hackers can forge the interface of it to be a professional look. From the page it shows, we can find many options about system security, and it even claims it is a partner of Microsoft, if people get problem on how to use it, there is a toll free phone number for people to call. The only purpose of these tricks is trying to make people convince that it is a good and useful anti-virus program to use. But the reality is totally contrary, it has nothing to do with the system security, it is a kind of computer threat or we can call it as a virus directly.
The Screenshot of This Fake
By taking advantage of the fake interface of anti-virus program, cyber hackers can publish Go PC Pro to many websites for people to download. Also, they will exaggerate the description of it to hoax computer users. In this case, this infection can get more opportunities to infiltrate target computers than other viruses as people can be cheated by its name. What’s more, this infection can come to target computers with the conjunction with other programs that people really need. Cyber criminals can bundle this threat into the install packages of those freeware. When people install those corrupted programs onto their computers, this infection can be installed as well.
People will barely notice when this fake anti-virus program sneaks into their computers as the process can be performed at the backdoor. Once this Go PC Pro is installed, it will be activated right away. It can start to do a full scan on the infected computer at once. It will not allow people to stop the scan, several minutes later, the result can shows that there are many problems and malware are detected on the machine and the damage level of them can be really high. Do not be taken by this result, your computer can be totally safe except this fake security tool. If people have taken the bite, this fake program will charge people for the activation code of it as it is only a trial version, it can only scan computer but can’t solve the problem unless the payment is done. Under no circumstance, should this payment be made. The whole thing is 100% fraud. It uses fake security warnings to threaten people to pay, so that hackers who design this Go PC Pro fake program can gain illegal benefit from those unwitting people.
The properties of the Infection
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs.
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Go PC Pro. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and then press F8 key constantly before windows launches. Use your arrow keys to highlight “safe mode with networking” and then press Enter.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Windows Internet WatchDog, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find Windows Internet WatchDog, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
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Go PC Pro can do nothing good to your computer, the only one thing for it to do is to swindle money from you by using fake virus warning. With the help of this fake anti-virus program, the affected machine can be attacked by many other computer threats. Also, it can weaken the security level of the infected computer and make it be compromised. In this case, cyber hackers can send more computer viruses to the corrupted computers which can lead the situation worse.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Go PC Pro? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on October 21, 2014 1:10 pm