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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • 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?
Well, when in Safe Mode, the computer system loads the least amount of drivers and components, thus allowing you to perform the many tasks needed to restore the system to its fully functional state.

One can boot in safe mode with networking, and without networking.

• Safe Mode without Networking:
To enable safe mode, simply press F8 (just before the Operating System’s loading screen appears) after the BIOS screen has disappeared. You will then be taken to an ‘Advanced Boot Options Menu’. You will then need to choose the safe mode you desire, by utilizing the arrow keys, once you are happy with your safe mode option, press enter.

• Safe Mode with Networking:
One should only use this mode if this functionality is required. To enable safe mode with networking, you follow the same steps as safe mode without networking, the only difference is you will need internet access.

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!

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