With all the sophistication which goes into the development of rogue defragmenters and system optimizers, it can be easy to fall victim to the clever marketing campaigns and lies employed by rogues such as Windows Scan. Windows Scan derives from the very same pit of disparity as well known and much hated rogue optimizer Defragmenter. It is clear to see by the company Windows Scan keeps that this fake software has no place on any healthy PC.
Windows Scan does not break new ground with infection techniques, and makes use of established forms of infection distribution. Browser hijackers and willfully malicious bogus online malware scanners form part of Windows Scan’s online marketing campaign, and these aspects all aid in Windows Scan’s promotion and distribution. Other popular ways for Windows Scan to spread its Trojans and malware is by bundling it along with legitimate security updates and downloads obtained from third party websites.
The PC owner will largely remain unaware of the presence of Windows Scan on his system until it decides to reveal its presence to the user by making use of various fake security notifications. These fake alerts were all designed expressly to cause panic among Windows Scan’s victims, as well as to place Windows Scan in an authoritarian position with the user. Windows Scan is malevolent fake software and no correspondence received from it should ever enjoy any attention. Some of the more notorious fake security alerts to be on the lookout for include the following:
Low Disk Space
Windows - No Disk
Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Windows cannot find notepad. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.
Windows detected a hard drive problem.
Windows Scan will try and prevent you from executing any executables on the system, as well as bar you from connecting to the Internet. It does this in an attempt to prevent its victim from either running or downloading a security tool which will be able to detect and remove Windows Scan from the system. If you want to “activate” Windows Scan on the system, and thus restore your ability to run programs on your PC and to connect to the Internet, paste the following security key to Windows Scan:
Do not by any stretch think that the security threat has now been neutralized simply by having entered the above security key. You still need to obliterate Windows Scan from your PC in order to minimize the certain damage that follows a Windows Scan infection. Do this by employing the removal power of a genuine security tool which will not only erase Windows Scan but also offer future protection against similar threats.