- Blocks internet connection
- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Normal system programs crash immediatelly
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Windows Crucial Scanner
If you are looking for a powerful and effective security tool to complement your PC’s security, then steer well clear of Windows Crucial Scanner. This rubbish rogue antispyware application was never designed with the intention of protecting PC owners’ systems against any known threats and infections, but instead to merely rip unsuspecting consumers off. In fact, Windows Crucial Scanner does not have the ability to detect, quarantine or remove any type of threat from a PC, as it is nothing more than a malicious threat in itself.
Windows Crucial Scanner does not break new ground in its infection tactics. It makes use of established forms of infection which makes up its online marketing strategy. These comprise of bogus online malware scanners and seditious browser hijacking websites, as well as the use of infected online flash ads.
When Windows Crucial Scanner is ready to start its attack against the system, it will edit registry entries so as to allow itself to launch each time the user logs on to Windows. It will then start a fake system scan which was designed solely to inflict panic on the user with its fake results. Windows Crucial Scanner will inform the user that his PC is under attack, and that he should pay $90 for a Windows Crucial Scanner license in order to protect his system.
After the fake scan results the user will start receiving bogus security messages in the form of pop up messages. These fake pop ups will warn the user that his system is being attacked, and that only Windows Crucial Scanner can save his PC. Other symptoms associated with the Windows Crucial Scanner infection include the user being unable to connect to the Internet, as well as being unable to launch any type of application on the infected PC. This is done in an effort to prevent the user from running or downloading an application which may be able to detect and remove Windows Crucial Scanner from the system.
As a further attack Windows Crucial Scanner will consume many valuable system resources, which will cause extremely poor system performance and also cause severe erratic system behavior. In order to regain control of the PC and minimize the damage this rogue will cause to your PC, obliterate Windows Crucial Scanner with the help of a powerful security tool which will not only annihilate Windows Crucial Scanner, but also protect against similar attacks in future.
With all that has been said above, it should be mentioned that previous versions of Windows Crucial Scanner include Windows Foolproof Protector, Windows Antibreaking System, Windows Component Protector and others. It means that Windows Crucial Scanner can do the same things as its predecessors, such as blocking your Internet connection, Windows Task Manager, Registry Editor and the like.
Windows Crucial Scanner claims that the aforementioned programs get blocked in order to protect you from further infections, but the truth is that the rogue does not want to be removed from your computer. It will continue to claim that it wants the best for your system, at the same time spamming you with the following fake security notifications:
Warning! Identity theft attempt Detected
In order to win this battle you should "register" Windows Crucial Scanner with this code:
The activation key works as real license and even though it DOES NOT remove Windows Crucial Scanner, it gives you time to do on your own - the rogue is literally "tamed" and it remains dormant for a while. If you cannot terminate the rogue on your own, do acquire a powerful security tool that will delete Windows Crucial Scanner in a blink. Do not forget to safeguard your computer against other infections, if you want to avoid similar experience in the future.
How to renew your internet connection:This rogue antispyware blocks your Internet connection to prevent you from removing the rogue application. To enable the Internet connection, please follow these instructions:
How to manually remove Windows Crucial Scanner
Files associated with Windows Crucial Scanner infection:
Windows First-Class Protector.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Crucial Scanner.lnk
%Desktop%\Windows Crucial Scanner.lnk
Windows Crucial Scanner.lnk
Windows Crucial Scanner DLL's to remove:
Windows Crucial Scanner processes to kill:
Remove Windows Crucial Scanner registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\atro55en.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\esafe.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\install.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mssmmc32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\pcip10117_0.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\scrscan.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\utpost.exe