Windows Security & Control

Windows Security & Control is another rogue application that will be installed on computers without users consent. This is possible with the use of a rootkit technique that will enable the Trojan to perform its payload without being detected by installed security application. Once inside the computer, Windows Security & Control will provide confusing warning messages that may convince users to get the registered version of this useless software. Some sample messages is:

Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a serious possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press ‘OK’ to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

This and together with other fake pop-up alerts only aims to sell the program by deceptive means. Any attempt to clean the computer from the fake detected virus will open a window that contains online payment processing where victims can pay for the registration key of Windows Security & Control using their credit card account. Never obtain this program and if presence is observed, remove it immediately with a legitimate anti-malware application as stated below.

Damage Level: Medium

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7

Windows Security & Control Removal Procedures

Windows Security & Control Removal Tool:
In order to completely remove the threat, click here to download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Sometimes, Trojans will block the downloading and installation of MBAM. If this happens, download it from a clean computer and rename the executable file before executing on the infected machine.

Using Portable SuperAntiSpyware:
To thoroughly remove the virus, it is best to do a separate scan of another security program so that other infected files not detected by anti-virus application can be remove as well. Click here to download and run SAS Portable Scanner.

Scan with Portable Antivirus:
Most of the time, Trojan associated with a rogue program will disable Windows functionalities and prevent execution of any application including antivirus program locally installed. If this happens, you can try using a McAfee Portable Antivirus called Stinger. You can download it for free.

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