PC Health Kit Description
Threats like PC Health Kit are known as rogue security programs. These types of infections make the victim believe that their computer is severely infected with malware by disguising themselves as legitimate security programs. PC Health Kit is very similar to other fake Registry optimizers, that include Defragmenter, Scanner, Data Repair and many more. Typically, PC Health Kit enters a computer without the computer user’s authorization, often due to another malware infection or through social engineering tactics. If PC Health Kit has been installed on your computer, ESG security researchers strongly advise to ignore all of PC Health Kit’s ‘advices’ and to remove this fake security program with the help of a real anti-malware application.
Why Purchasing PC Health Kit is a Waste of Money
PC Health Kit is designed to start up automatically as soon as the victim’s computer starts up. Regardless of the actual state of the victim’s computer, PC Health Kit will claim that the victim’s computer is infected with numerous Trojans, viruses, rootkits and worms. PC Health Kit displays a fake anti-spyware scanner that runs automatically when the victim starts up the infected computer. PC Health Kit also pesters the victim with error messages and alarming system notifications. All of these are designed to convince the computer user to buy a ‘full version’ of PC Health Kit. If the computer user tries to fix these nonexistent infections with PC Health Kit, this fake anti-spyware program simply claims that it is necessary to upgrade. ESG security researchers strongly advise against paying for a ‘full version’ of PC Health Kit. This fake security program has neither the capacity to detect malware or remove it from your computer, particularly because PC Health Kit is a form of malware itself. Paying for a ‘full version’ of PC Health Kit is more than a waste of money, since it allows criminals to gain access to your credit card details, and this information can then be used to steal your identity or carry out a number of other scams.
If PC Health Kit is installed on your computer, ESG security researchers recommend the use of an able-bodied anti-malware program to evaluate your computer. It is important to make sure that your real anti-malware program is fully updated and to start up the infected computer in Safe Mode to prevent PC Health Kit from running automatically and potentially interfering with your security software. If you have already paid for PC Health Kit, it may be possible to dispute the charges to your credit card by reporting PC Health Kit as a scam.
Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
How Can You Detect PC Health Kit?