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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:

Windows Stability Center

In today’s increasingly unsafe and hostile online world, it’s a race against time for developers of rogue antispyware like Windows Stability Center to try and stay ahead of genuine security tools. Windows Stability Center is a clone of a long line of rogue antispyware applications, including Windows Expansion System, Windows Power Expansion, Windows Simple Protector and Windows Safety Protection, which were all identified as rogue applications.

If you’re wondering how this rogue can penetrate past your PC’s security measures to root itself in the system, then learning about its various infiltration tactics might surprise you. Windows Stability Center makes use of nefarious methods to clandestinely break into a system. These include bogus online malware scanners and seditious browser hijacking websites. Windows Stability Center can also spread via infected .exe files which once executed will infect the PC with this rogue.

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Windows Stability Center’s infiltration of the system is done so stealthily that the user will be unaware of its presence on the PC until the rogue starts its attack on the system. This will usually herald the start of various fake security alerts spamming the user. All of the fake security notifications generated by Windows Stability Center are completely without merit or basis and should be completely disregarded. Some of the more popular fake alerts to be on the lookout for include the following:

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.

System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.

Warning!
Name: firefox.exe
Name: c:\program files\firefox\firefox.exe
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.

Reported symptoms of Windows Stability Center include barring users from accessing their Desktops, slow Internet connections and the inability to launch any type of executable application on the system. Others complained about increased erratic system behavior as well as poor system performance. Although these symptoms can be excruciatingly annoying, there does seem to be a way to regain access to the Desktop. The following instructions should help you access the Desktop again:

1. Restart the system. The Windows Stability Center 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.
2. Once the scan is finished another fake security notice will appear, click OK once more.
3. Click on the red “X” at the right top of the page to make this notification disappear.
4. It should now disappear and you will be able to access your desktop again.

Although you might find it difficult to manually remove Windows Stability Center from the system without some help, you might consider investing in a security tool which will not only take care of this infection and destroy Windows Stability Center permanently but will also offer adequate protection against similar future attacks.

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How to manually remove Windows Stability Center

Files associated with Windows Stability Center infection:

ftbwog.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe
ftbwog.exe

Windows Stability Center processes to kill:

ftbwog.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe
ftbwog.exe

Remove Windows Stability Center registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\[random].exe
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Comments

  1. gio Apr 3, 2011

    deberian de poner aqui, que para eliminar o bloquear los obejtos infectados, piden sumarse a l cuenta pagando una cantidad de dinero en targeta de creidto..no creen'..gio

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