Think Point, which is also known as ThinkPoint virus is part of a fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. Think Point is being advertised as one of the five removal tool that may get rid of any infection found on computer. Initial infection will result to malfunction of Windows desktop, removing all icons and displaying nothing but fake alert message stating virus presence. An attempt to clean this malware will open up a new window displaying multiple virus scanners but only five rogue programs are able to identify the infection, and that includes Think Point.
Executing any of the endorsed rogue product will allow itself to be installed on the system. Having it on the PC will provide various annoyances including blocked Internet access, browser hijacking and system malfunction. It’s hard to believe that this destructive virus also obstruct Safe Mode start-up. Trying to run any installed applications will be blocked by Think Point and instead it releases warning message stating that executable file is already compromised. It appears like there is no other way to get rid of ThinkPoint at this moment. All of these displeasure carried out on the computer aims to persuade users into getting the licensed version of useless software called Think Point.
If you see the introduction window. Do not click on “Safe Startup” to prevent installation of Think Point. Restart Windows immediately and perform a virus scan.
Alias: ThinkPoint Virus
Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
Think Point will prevent all applications from running. Any attempts to run a program will pop-up a window containing this message:
The application file.exe was launched successfully but it was forced to shut down due to security reasons.
This happened because the application was infected by a malicious program which might pose a threat for the OS.
It is highly recommended to install the necessary heuristic module and perform a full scan of your computer to exterminate malicious programs from it.