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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:

Windows Perfomance Manager

It is unbelievable how stubborn the creators of computer threats can be, as they are releasing a parasite after a parasite every single day. Windows Performance Manager is yet another rogue antispyware application ready to break down your system’s security. It wants to tap into your financial funds and will stop at nothing, until it reaches its goal. Its persistence also manifests in its background because Windows Performance Manager hails from a big family of rogues, such as Windows Troubles Analyzer, Windows Processes Organizer, Windows Optimal Tool and many more.

It might be possible that you have Windows Performance Manager in your computer already. If you are not sure about it, feel free to download the malware scanner and check your system:

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The fact, that it comes from such a big group of rogues, proves Windows Performance Manager to be a popular and dangerous threat. It shows its fangs right upon the installation in your computer, because it efficiently blocks the full access to your desktop. When the application loads, you can no longer see your icons or your taskbar. This consequently leads to you being unable to utilize your computer properly, but there is a way to restore your desktop. You can achieve that if you follow these instructions:

1. Reboot your computer and wait untill the screen lights up, and you will see the rogue’s application on it. Click the “OK” button to make it disappear.
2. Now Windows Performance Manager will initiate a fake system scan and you need to wait for this scan to be done, so that you could click the “OK” button again.
3. The notification will vanish if you click on the red “X” at the right top of it.
4. Now it will disappear and you will have your desktop back.

When your desktop is restored you can use your computer again, but you might notice that the overall performance of your system is decreasing. That is because Windows Performance Manager is slowing down your computer at the same time generating a mass of fake security messages, trying to convince you that you have been contaminated with multiple security threats. The examples of the messages that you receive from Windows Performance Manager include:

System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.

System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.

This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.

Name: firefox.exe
Name: c:program filesfirefoxfirefox.exe
Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.

Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

Please take notice of these messages and how poor their grammar and syntax are. Would messages from a genuine security program look like that? Definitely not. That is so, because Windows Performance Manager only PRETENDS to be a legitimate security too. Sure, it has an appealing interface, but it is only a fake shell, designed to trick you into believing this scam. You have to realize that such rogue applications as Windows Performance Manager want nothing but your money. They don’t care about keeping your computer safe. In fact, Windows Performance Manager will go as far as cause a complete system failure if you do nothing about it.

Be safe. Close your system’s door and shut it tight in the face of such parasites as Windows Performance Manager. Keep your credit card data to yourself and don’t even think about providing this evil application with your personal information. Doing so would result in destructive damage. Get yourself a real legitimate malware detector tool and erase Windows Performance Manager at once.

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How to manually remove Windows Perfomance Manager

Files associated with Windows Perfomance Manager infection:


Windows Perfomance Manager processes to kill:


Remove Windows Perfomance Manager registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\[random].exe”


  1. Richard santian Mar 1, 2011

    Hey Thanks Very Much! I Finally Installed spyware . I Was Wondering Why It Wouldn’t Install.

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