What is Recommendations?
Recommendations pop-up is considered to be a fake security alert generated by a rogue anti-spyware called WiniBlueSoft. If it injects its files in the system, you may start receiving this notification all of a sudden on your screen. However, it may not necessarily be generated by the rogue that is already hiding in the system. “Recommendation” pop-up ads may also be delivered by suspicious or illegal websites that are actively involved in the distribution of WiniBlueSoft rogue anti-spyware. “Recommendation” ads typically state:
Windows Security Center
Your computer is infected by spyware – threat have been found while scanning your files and registry. It is strongly recommended that you disinfect your PC and activate Realtime protection against future intrusions.
Register the WiniBlueSoft antispyware to clean your computer and prevent new security and privacy attacks. You will be able to downloads database updates and get online protection against Internet attacks.”
Beware of such and similar messages because they are used either for promoting rogue anti-spyware. If you fall for believing that your PC is infected with spyware and decide to register the WiniBlueSoft, right after that it may start generating fake system scans and informing you about tens of Trojans, spyware, malware, and other threats that are supposedly lurking on your PC. Please, do not fall for believing that because it’s just a trick used to swindle people’s money. In order to remove all viruses, you will be asked to pay a considerable sum of money for the license of this rogue. Therefore, once you receive “Recommendations” pop-up on your screen, you should better run a full system scan with Reimage or another reputable anti-malware and you will see that the only threat on your machine is WiniBlueSoft virus and its companion “Ads by Recommendation.”
How can Recommendations get on my PC?
“Recommendations” pop-ups are misleading notifications that are used for making people believe that their computers are seriously infected and that they need an immediate system check with WiniBlueSoft. If you have already received such a notification, you have either landed on a malicious website or it means that WiniBlueSoft rogue anti-spyware has already slithered onto your PC’s system. Anyway, do not click on Recommendations ads because after that you may either install a rogue on your machine or experience Recommendations redirects to the official website and be asked to pay the money for a license. In this case, we highly recommend you to check C:\Windows and C:\Windows\System32 folders and look for the files related to WiniBlueSoft. Besides, check Task Manager and try to locate winiblueoft.exe file running. If you notice it, then there is no doubt that you have ended up with WiniBlueSoft rogue on your machine. Since it is usually spread via fake online advertisements offering to use a free online scanner, avoid visiting unfamiliar websites, and never click on misleading advertisements that show up during your browsing.
How to remove WiniBlueSoft virus?
If you have already started experiencing fake Recommendation alerts, you should not fall for believing that your computer is contaminated with spyware, malware or serious viruses. That’s just a trick that cyber criminals use to make people purchase a paid WiniBlueSoft version, which is, simply saying, useless. Right after receiving Recommendation ads, you should check your computer with Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware and remove WiniBlueSoft virus right away.
“Recommendations” Pop up manual removal:
Delete registry values: