Help! I get this Windows Efficiency Kit program on my new laptop, each time when I want to run my AVG to remove this rogue program, this virus will pop up and stop me from doing that. It tells me my AVG is infected by Trojan horse which is very dangerous. How can it be possible, by the way, the rogue program keeps telling me to buy its paid version. I know it is just a virus, but my question is how to remove it completely from my PC? I can not use anti-virus or other security tools. What is the way to get rid of it? Will this virus damage my files or other details? Please help.
Windows Efficiency Kit, as a new version of the fake anti-virus program, it belongs to the family of the rogue programs. The entire Windows OS including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 can be this target of this rogue program, cyber criminals will plant the virus virus process to some free programs or processes and publish them on the unsafe sites or forum, once the PC users download the install the infected programs or even click on the links, the Windows Efficiency Kit will be installed without PC user’s permission, and that is the reason most of the PC users have no idea how and when they get this virus infection. Some spam E-mail attachment may contain this virus process as well, so it is suggested that PC users should be cautions while going online, anti-virus program or security program may not be able to detect or stop the virus process. As a top virus, Windows Efficiency Kit can cause terrible virus infection, PC users need to take actions to remove it soon once their computers are infected.
Generally speaking, once Windows Efficiency Kit has been installed to the infected PC successfully, it will start to modify system settings on the infected PC so that this fake anti-virus program can take over the PC completely, then it will pop up immediately when the PC users turn on the infected machine. At the beginning, this rogue program will show a fake virus warning to the PC users, it cheats naive PC users by telling them this fake anti-virus program has detected lots of viruses, it recommends PC users to do a virus scan by it, and the virus warning will be shown frequently even PC users close it. If PC users click scan on the window offered by Windows Efficiency Kit virus, the fake anti-virus program will forge nonexistence virus on its window and ask PC users pay for its paid version by moneypak or Safe Card. Cyber criminals use this way to collect money and information from the the PC users, victims are hard to get their money back even they finally know the truth. The rogue program also has the ability to disable all the programs and .exe processes on the infected PC, PC users need to remove it as soon as possible to avoid further damage, paying to the fake anti-virus program can not solve the problem, more damage will be caused once PC users activate it. Manual removal is the best way to handle this virus infection.
The rogue program is able to modify the system settings on the infected computer, it can stop the PC user from opening all the security programs, that means your anti-virus program, firewall and other protection can be closed completely. The virus also has the ability to create fake virus warning frequently which makes the PC users annoyed, when the time goes by, Windows Efficiency Kit will stop all the .exe processes like Internet Explorer from running at all, each time when the PC users want to open .exe process or go online, the rogue program will pop up and prevent they from doing this. Cyber criminals will even have the chance to remote access the infected computer for their malicious purpose. Personal information, important data and files can be the target of the cyber criminals, the whole computer will be in a high-risk situation due to this rogue nasty program.
How did you get Windows Efficiency Kit virus on your computer? Usually these kinds of the viruses will be planted to some programs especially free programs, .exe, .bat or other executable processes and unsafe links. The computer will get the virus infection when the PC users install, open or click on these infected files. Sometimes the virus can even attack the computer by the files on the USB stick as well. Most of the unsafe website and forum will contain the virus infection, the computer can be infected while visiting these webpages.
We kindly remind you that system restore is not a wise choice to remove the virus infection. The situation may be even worse after doing a system restore, virus infection can still be in the infected computer as well and you will lose the program, data and even important the information on the computer. The infected PC is in a high-risk of being attacked by other viruses after the system restore. Therefore it is strongly suggested that PC users should get rid of this virus in a manual way.
1. Restart the infected computer and get into safe mode with networking to remove Windows Efficiency Kit virus safely.
Restart your computer and keep hitting F8 immediately and quickly, you will get Windows Advanced Options Menu as below. (This step is for Windows XP, Vista and 7. If you are using Windows 8, please start a live chat with Yoocare experts now )
2. Show hidden files and folders.
a. For XP: Press Win+E together, click on Tools, then choose Folder Options
For Vista, 7 and 8: Press Win+E together, click on Organize, then choose Folder and search options.
b. Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the Windows Efficiency Kit malicious files and entries of the virus and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press Win+R to get the Run window. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
Windows Efficiency Kit is totally a fake anti-virus program, it is created by the cyber criminals for its malicious purpose. PC users’ computers will be in a high-risk situation of being attacked by other threats, what is more, the rogue program make chaos on the infected machine. For example, each time when PC users want to run some programs or open their browsers, it will stop them from opening it and tell them it is infected by Trojan horse, PC users need to pay for its full version to use the programs again. All they want to do is to cheat the PC users and get money from them. Next time if your PC is infected by Windows Efficiency Kit virus, please do not trust what it says, you should know that it is just a fake anti-virus program which wants to get your information and money, you just need to remove it completely to keep the infected PC safe.
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Published by & last updated on January 25, 2014 1:23 pm