- Annoying Pop-up's
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow Computer
- Slow internet connection
Windows Performance Center
Windows Performance Center is the latest PC threat one needs to watch out for. Also known as WindowsPerformanceCenter, this particular threat is a fake warning pop-up message (also regarded as a fake optimization tool) that is designed to promote the rogueware: Security Tool.
Windows Performance Center resembles a legitimate Windows warning notification; however, it is entirely fictitious – with the sole aim of getting unsuspecting users to purchase the full version of Windows Performance Center.
Should a user encounter this particular warning pop-up – chances are their system has been infiltrated with a Trojan infection.
Windows Performance Center is known to modify system and security settings, such as task manager or registry editor.
Once the Trojan affiliated with Windows Performance Center is in a computer system, access to security websites may be blocked, and one may find that their browser will be redirected to malicious and advertising websites affiliated with Windows Performance Center.
The best thing to do would be to run a fully functional anti-spyware application in Safe Mode with Networking, as this particular virus is highly capable of blocking anti-spyware programs.
Why Safe Mode?
One can boot in safe mode with networking, and without networking.
• Safe Mode without Networking:
• Safe Mode with Networking:
All in all - should you suspect your system has the Trojan infection embedded – due to the presence of the Windows Performance Center fake warning pop-up message, you will need to remove all malware and its affiliated components – as soon as possible!