Windows Efficiency Master is a totally fake application, which presents itself as a powerful security tool. As soon as it enters computer, it starts showing its fake system scanners that are typically followed by totally misleading notifications about viruses. However, after checking computer with alternative anti-spyware, it becomes clear that Windows Efficiency Master is the one that deserves 'virus' name. If you noticed its ads and system scanners, be sure that they seek to scare you and create a need of its licensed versions. In this case, you should run a reliable anti-spyware and remove Windows Efficiency Master from the system. Otherwise, it may start slowing down the system, try to steal your personal information or install other viruses.
How can Windows Efficiency Master infect my computer?
Windows Efficiency Master is mostly distributed with a help of misleading ads that may show up either on malicious or legitimate websites. In most of the cases, such advertisements claim that computer is at the risk of malware and then offer checking it with a free security program. If you fall for such and similar ad and click on it, you may be forced to install the trial Windows Efficiency Master's version. As soon as it enters computer, it modifies the system and starts displaying its fake warnings:
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: XXXXXXXXXXX
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk. Full system scan is highly recommended.
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
If you noticed such and similar ads on your computer's desktop, it's a sign that your machine is infected with a dangerous rogue anti-spyware. You should never keep such programs on your computers because they may infect them with other viruses, try to steal your personal information or simply slow down the system.
How to remove Windows Efficiency Master?
If you noticed that Windows Efficiency Master has infected your computer, your should waste no time and scan your machine with one of these anti-spyware programs: Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. They will help you to detect and remove malicious files that belong to this virus.
If you can't launch any of them, use these instructions:
1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Networking. Just reboot your PC and, as soon as it starts booting up, start pressing F8 repeatedly.
2. Loggin as the same user as you were in normal Windows mode.
3. Now click on IE or other browser and select 'Run As' or 'Run As administrator', enter your Administrator account password (if needed).
4. Enter this link to your address bar: http://www.2-spyware.com/download/hunter.exe and download a program on your desktop. Launch it to kill the malicious processes and remove its files.
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