What can I do with this “Windows security master”? Every time after I can see the desktop on my laptop, this window always pops up and tells me that my computer is at great risk. It shows me a list that my computer has been infected by many viruses and Trojans. Also, this pop-up window asks me to pay for the full version, so that I can get ultimate help from it. However, I can’t escape it and use my real anti-virus program which I have already paid to remove them. I don’t know what to do now, please help!
Brief Introduction to This Program
Windows security master is a newly released virus which comes from FakeVimes family. It is classified as a rogue ransomware or we can call it fake anti-virus program. This virus has a big difference with other viruses, which is that it can forge itself as a legit program which can provide protection for the computer. In this way, people can be cheated to get it downloaded into their computers. Hackers who design this fake can use the name of it to entice people to trust, so that it can infect a great number of computers in a short time. Cyber hackers can publish this fake program to many websites for people to download. People can be easily lured to download from seeing the fake description about it. Also, the spam E-mail attachment can also be a way for it to spread. People can be received phony E-mails with forged header information sent by cyber criminals who want to spread this virus. Once people click on the infected attachment, their computers get infected immediately.
The Screenshot of This Fake
As a malicious virus infection, this Windows security master has the ability to modify the computer system to get itself more vicious. Once it is activated on the infected computer, the legit anti-virus program which is already installed can be totally disabled as this fake can remove the execute files of the real one. Except disabling the anti-virus tool, the firewall of the infected computer can also be turned off by it. Computer with low security level can be infected more viruses and other computer threats. The windows registry can be changed arbitrary, some key settings in it can be removed or banned, also the entry of this fake can be added, so that it can be activated from the startup.
This Windows security master will start a full scan on the infected computer, but actually it is only a deceptive scan which tries to make people to convince how professional it is. About 2-3 minutes later, the result shows the computer is in danger, all the protection in the computer are out of function. The interface of this fake can cheat many computer users who are computer literates. It looks like professional but actually it doesn’t have the related functions like it lists on it. People cannot pass it to the desktop as it can block other programs to run. In this situation, this fake can force people to trust that it blocks the system just for the safety. If people want to remove those threats, they need to get ultimate protection from this Windows security master. Before it can work, people are asked to pay to activate the program to full version. That is the main part for the rogue program to do. Hackers use fake warning messages and the block of computer to cheat people to pay, in this way, they can make a killing from unwitting people! It is not a wise choice to pay for it as it does nothing helpful to your computer system.
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 Windows security master. 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 security master, 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 security master, 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\
Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:
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Windows security master pretends as a useful tool for computer protection, however, it does no help to computer. It is a malicious virus which can cause many problems to the infected computer. It can block the computer system and do not allow other programs to run. Computer cannot access the desktop to do anything else. This fake program claims that the computer is at great risk which needs to be solved immediately. And in order to get help from it, people need to pay for the activation of it. Do not pay for this program as it is a virus, the best way to deal with it is to remove it fast.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Windows security master? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 10, 2014 3:59 am