Windows Passport Utility
Windows Passport Utility is a rogue system optimization application which is created to look like a real security program. This is the usual tactics of rogue antispyware, as the main goal of its creators is quick financial gain. The new threat belongs to a huge group of rogues which make up the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials fraud. Other rogues in this family include Windows Process Regulator, Windows Power Expansion, Windows Defence Center, and so on.
One of the ways for Windows Passport Utility to enter your computer is through spam email. Spam email is sent out randomly, and you can either get a message from an unknown sender or from your acquaintance. That is not to say that your friends are sending computer threats to you, simply their accounts might be hacked and used for the malware distribution. The point is that Windows Passport Utility is very good at slithering into your computer unawares, so it is always a good thing to check whether you have been infected already. For that we recommend to use the suggested malware scanner.
When Windows Passport Utility entrenches in your system it, the rogue exhibits the usual behavior which includes performing a fake system scan. During the scan you will see the names of real Windows directories in the scan bar, as well as your computer’s configurations at the top right corner of the rogue’s interface, but these details are being used in order to make you believe that this whole scam is real. Yet everything is very far from being genuine and you should not pay attention to any of the messages that you receive from Windows Passport Utility. Here are the examples of a few notifications:
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Threat prevention solution found
System Security Warning
Aside from blocking .exe files from running and slowing down your internet connection, Windows Passport Utility also has other ways to make its stay in your computer longer. These rogues have the ability to block your desktop. You will not be allowed to access your taskbar or your icons, unless you follow these instructions to get your desktop back:
1. Restart your computer and wait for it to load, until there is rogue’s application on your screen. Click the “OK” button to make it disappear.
Windows Passport Utility is there in your computer to make you pay for a service that does not exist. You need to keep your credit card number to yourself; otherwise you will be robbed to the very last cent. Take care of your security and destroy Windows Passport Utility as fast as you can. It is possible to do it manually, but you are not sure of your computing skills, you can always use a reliable malware remover.