Windows Efficiency Accelerator program, instead of speeding up your PC, slows it down considerably. We’ve researched this issue on one of our test machines and found out that it seems to be extremely worn out due to persistency of this rogue inside of it. Permanent annoying fake popups, alerts, notifications and warnings – this is just the brief list of things one may expect when this badware enters the PC. Additionally, such infiltration occurs without user’s consent, when you don’t really expect this hoax to enter your system. Later on the scareware unveils itself, but it is too late to terminate its installation process because the hoax is already implanted and intertwined into your workstation. But it is never late to remove it, notwithstanding the fact that the sooner you get rid of it the better, because such rogues may also bring other, more severe malwares into their PCs. With this information stipulated, let us prepare to the removal procedure of the a.m. scareware.
Here is the brief list of problems this particular hoax causes:
- Blocking Task Manager by replacing it with its own, fake one.
- Blocking downloads of legitimate security software.
- Blocking execution of available anti-viruses (already installed on infected computer).
- Showing permanent alerts, warnings and notifications about fake infections detected.
- Prompting users into paying for the license of the rogue.
- Possible browser redirect problems.
- General system slowdown.
It should be mentioned that the rogue that names itself as Windows Efficiency Accelerator doesn’t even come with uninstaller, this is why it is not so easy to get rid of it as you want. You can’t identify this software in the list of Add/Remove programs, this is why it is extremely uneasy to remove it using the general software uninstall principles. The rogue has many files and registry entries, and even several running processes. One might try to delete it manually, but this surely takes much time and efforts to accomplish the set goals, and the successful elimination of this scam is not guaranteed if you perform it by manually deleting its files and registry entries. What you should understand first of all is that this software is a rogue in all senses of this word. So, you must ignore whatever it tells you, otherwise there is a risk that you will be caught into the trap of it. The malware plans to convince users to buy its licensed (registered) version, which is equally useless just as the trial one. So, instead of obeying its tricky instructions, go ahead and download the legitimate security software recommended in the right panel of this blog. In some cases it might be a good idea to first reboot your PC into safe mode with networking to facilitate the removal procedure.
Fake security warnings of this malware program:
Serious slowdown in system performance.
To eliminate the causes, full check is recommended.
Trojan activity detected. System data security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and fun full system scan.
There’s a suspicious software running on your PC.
For more details, run a system file check.
Potential malware detected.
It is recommended to activate the protection and perform a thorough system scan to remove the malware.
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Attempt to run a potentially dangerous script detected.
Full system scan is highly recommended.
Warning! Virus detected. Threat detected: Trojan.MSIL.Agent
Warning! Virus detected. Threat detected: Client-P2P
Warning! Virus detected. Threat detected: Trojan-ArcBomb
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Recommended: Please use secure encrypted protocol for torrent links.
Torrent link detected!
Receiving this notification means that you have violated the copyright laws. Using Torrent for downloading movies and licensed software shall be prosecuted and you may be sued for cybercrime and breach of law under the SOPA legislation.
Warning! Spambot detected!
Attention! A spambot sending viruses from your e-mail has been detected on your PC.
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
File xx is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remove server.
How to reboot your PC into safe mode with networking:
- Restart your PC through “Start” menu by selecting the respective command.
- Before Windows OS starts booting press “F8” button of your keyboard repeatedly by hitting it and releasing several times simultaneously.
- The following windows comes up:
- Using the arrow keys on your keyboard select the “Safe Mode with Networking” option.