- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Windows Efficiency Magnifier
They say that bad news travel fast and here’s another piece of information which is not so pleasant after all. There is a new parasite on the loose, ready to cripple your computer if you are not cautious enough. Windows Efficiency Magnifier is just another spawn in a long throng of rogue system optimization applications, which includes such pests as Windows Care Tool, Windows Defence Center, Windows Error Correction and so on. Just like its predecessors Windows Efficiency Magnifier is a part of the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam which means that it poses as a genuine security product in order to attain financial gain by extorting innocent computer users.
One of the features of this rogue is that Windows Efficiency Magnifier is able to enter your system without you actually knowing it. Your computer might be still working just fine, but it is possible that you have the infection file downloaded already. In order to be sure about your computer’s security, please download the suggested free malware scanner to check your system.
However, if Windows Efficiency Magnifier has begun its attack on you already, you will notice that this application initiates a fake system scan which, as a result, finds numerous “errors” in your system. Naturally, if it were real errors you would be advised to fix them immediately, but don’t be so hasty with Windows Efficiency Magnifier. All the notifications this rogue throws at you are fake. They are generated by Windows Efficiency Magnifier so you would panic and make rash decisions regarding your computer’s safety. Therefore, you absolutely need to ignore these and similar messages you receive from this rogue:
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Threat prevention solution found
System Security Warning
System component corrupted!
Also, Windows Efficiency Magnifier shares one feature similar with all of its predecessors in that it can effectively block your desktop access. With your desktop blocked, you will be able to access neither your icons nor your taskbar, and it might seem like a very dire situation, but here are the instructions which will help you to get your desktop back:
1. Reboot your computer and wait for it to load. When you see the rogue application on your screen, click “OK” to make it go away.
Now that you have your desktop back don’t way any longer and deal with the problem at hand. Namely – Windows Efficiency Magnifier. If you allow it to stay in your system, it will continue to damage your system, at the same time constantly targeting your hard-earned money. Avoid the undesirable consequences by removing Windows Efficiency Magnifier as soon as possible.
How to manually remove Windows Efficiency Magnifier
Files associated with Windows Efficiency Magnifier infection:
Windows Efficiency Magnifier processes to kill: