- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Windows Expansion System
Developers behind rogue defragmenters Windows Simple Protector and Windows Support System have released their latest clone called Windows Expansion System. This rogue system optimizer uses genuine looking graphical user interfaces to try and fool its victims, but as with its long line of predecessors are unable to live up to any of its promises.
Windows Expansion System makes use of established forms of infection, using browser hijackers and seemingly legitimate yet totally bogus online malware scanners. This rogue has also been known to bundle itself together with third party security downloads and updates.
Because Windows Expansion System’s infiltration of the system is done so furtively, the user will remain largely unaware of its presence and will find it tough to detect and get rid of Windows Expansion System without some help. The first clue the user will have as to the presence of Windows Expansion System on the system will come after the rogue starts its attack on the PC, through relentless pop up messages warning of crippling system errors.
None of these fake system error reports are to be trusted, and users are urged not to accept all correspondence received from Windows Expansion System as highly suspicious. Some of the more popular fake security alerts to be on the lookout for include the following:
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Threat prevention solution found
System Security Warning
System component corrupted!
Note all the spelling and grammatical errors contained in the above fake alerts. This is further evidence that we are dealing with a fake system optimizer. Users who did not destroy Windows Expansion System in time complained about various symptoms associated with this infection. These include blocked Internet connections, extremely poor system performance and increased erratic system behavior. Windows Expansion System also denies the PC owner access to his own Desktop. In order to restore access to the Desktop, simply follow these instructions carefully:
1. Restart the system. The Windows Expansion System startup screen will block access to the Desktop. Click the “OK” button to make this go away. The rogue will now initiate a fake system scan.
Do not think that by merely having followed the above instructions that you have successfully neutralized the threat. Windows Expansion System poses a serious danger to your PC’s health and your privacy. You need to restore your PC’s health and to do this you simply have to obliterate Windows Expansion System immediately. This can easily be achieved through investing in a genuine security tool.
How to manually remove Windows Expansion System
Files associated with Windows Expansion System infection:
Windows Expansion System processes to kill: