Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a malware, created to fool people and make them believe that this is a legitimate product Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. A real program was released by Microsoft on January 2005, is unpaid and updated every month. Made to remove different types of viruses, this tool was copied by scammers to make profit.
Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool distributes itself with Trojans and after installing it creates a file called c:\Program Files\MalwareRemoval\MalwareRemoval.exe, which is known to launch every time the user logs into Windows. When it is running the user is presented a copied Malicious Software Removal Tool screen and the attention should be paid to the statements about malware that infected the computer: Keylogger.Stawin, Spyware.ActivityKey, VBS.Lisa.A@MM, W32.HLLW.Oror.AI@mm, Trojan.Qhosts.C. The scareware offers the user to remove all the parasites but instead of removing infections, it tries to sell you various anti-malware programs.
After pressing the “Finish” button on the box, OEM Purchase Center window is opened where various software such as Norton 360 and McAfee Total Protection are sold for the user. If the user clicks on the purchase button, he is brought to a website oem-micro-store.com where further software is promoted. Also Fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is known to install a file called c:\Program Files\MalwareRemoval\Security Center.exe which opens a fake Windows Security Center with warnings that there was no antivirus software found on the computer. Understandably, the user is recommended to get the software from the oem-micro-store.com. Moreover, the user sees a security alert from Windows taskbar stating about malicious program, infected the PC. Once again, the user is prompted to the same web page to purchase anti-malware software.
It is extremely important for the user to be aware that none of the infections stated by fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool actually exist. After finding infection, the user should not purchase any software from this Trojan and remove the fake MSRT from the PC immediately.
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