Threat Database Fake Error Messages Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report

Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report

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A Brief Description of 'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report

'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report' is a fake security alert. This fake error message is used by many rogue anti-spyware applications. The errors displayed by 'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report' are there to help these programs achieve their aim. Rogue anti-spyware programs that use 'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report' have a single goal, to steal your money by tricking you into thinking that your computer is severely infected. It is actually infected, but it is the rogue security programs themselves that are infecting it. 'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report' is also linked with the blocking of executable files and changes made to your Internet browser settings. To get rid of alerts from 'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report', remove the rogue application infecting your computer with a legitimate anti-malware utility.

'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report' and the Ppn.exe File

‘Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report’ is strongly associated with the many different versions of the Ppn.exe file. Rogue security programs linked to the Ppn.exe file are known for changing their appearance and name according to the operating system on the computer being attacked. Therefore, a typical Ppn.exe file may be named Windows 7 Antivirus 2011 on a computer running Windows 7, Windows Vista Antivirus 2011 on a computer running Windows Vista, and Windows XP Antivirus 2011 on a computer running Windows XP. 'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report' is also linked to other rogue security applications, like those delivered by the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan (e.g. Windows Recovery Tool, Windows Proofness Guarantor, and Windows Steady Work).

How Does ‘Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report’ Helps These Rogue Security Programs?

‘Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report’ helps these rogue security applications steal your money by performing several different tasks. These include:

  • Running fake scans indicating errors in different parts of the computer. Some of these pop up messages include problems with "private data safety and stability", "registry errors", and "junk files and folders." Remember, ‘Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report’ isn't really scanning your computer. The problem you need to fix is the security program behind ‘Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report’.
  • Hijacking your Internet browser and redirecting you to websites with harmful and unsafe content.
  • Displaying error messages whenever you try to open certain executable files. These are usually Internet browsers or legitimate anti-spyware tools.

Dealing with 'Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report’

If you use an anti-malware scanner and removal utility, ‘Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report’ will usually be removed along with the rogue security program using it. If you cannot access your anti-malware tool because of ‘Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report’, start up your system in Safe Mode, to prevent the rogue security program from loading. You may also use another operating system on your computer, or start up from an external storage device.

File System Details

Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe
2. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
3. %UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows XP Recovery.lnk
4. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows XP Recovery\Windows XP Recovery.lnk
5. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~
6. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows XP Recovery
7. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
8. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows XP Recovery\Uninstall Windows XP Recovery.lnk

Registry Details

Analyzing PC Performance & Stability Report may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ".exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = 0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'


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