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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
Other mutations known as:
Control Center , ControlCenter


ControlCnt, also referred to as: Control Center or ControlCenter is the latest rogue security program; hailing from the Privacy Center family of rogues.

This particular PC threat, ControlCnt is not to be trusted, as it will only cause damage to any computer system it has infiltrated.

ControlCnt is known to perform the following functions:

* ControlCnt is installed without your permission.
* ControlCnt reputation online is terrible.
* The official website of ControlCnt is poorly built and lacks basic information.
* The payments website of ControlCnt is suspicious.
* Performance of ControlCnt is poor.

ControlCnt is considered a rogue anti-spyware application for a number of reasons, a few being that ControlCnt tends to display the following tactics:

- False positives/fake alerts:
As a rogue anti-spyware, ControlCnt may produce a large number of false positives or use fake alerts, noting that your computer is infected with spyware parasites or other threats that do not really exist.

- Copycat looks:
Rogue anti-spyware may copy the look and feel of other legitimate or rogue anti-spyware applications. Often, rogue anti-spyware applications may appear as close clones of other rogue anti-spyware software. (in this case, ControlCnt is a replica of Privacy Center )

- High pressure marketing:
Rogue anti-spyware may use scare tactics or other aggressive advertising and marketing tactics to try to trick you into buying the rogue anti-spyware application. Often, rogue anti-spyware may produce false positives and fake alerts about your computer being infected.

- Poor detection/scan reporting:
Rogue anti-spyware may produce poor reports when it scans your PC. For example, rogue anti-spyware may say your computer is infected with 11 parasites, but not specify which spyware parasites or what type of parasites. Rogue anti-spyware may also report that your PC is infected with ControlCnt, but not tell you which related files; DLLS, etc. were found on your computer.

- Weak scanning/detection:
Rogue anti-spyware may not only poorly report on computer infection, but rogue antispyware may also poorly scan your PC. Rogue anti-spyware may skip over important folders and files of your computer that should be scanned to detect spyware.

ControlCnt is sneaky, and may hide itself within registry files on an infected system, therefore there are a few sure ways to tell whether your system may be in jeopardy of infection.

The above mentioned symptoms are sure tell-tale signs of the presence of rogue software, therefore on will need to remove the likes of ControlCnt and all its components, as soon as it has been detected within a computer system.

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