Fake Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Description
Fake Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a fake security application that pretends to be the MSRT or Malicious Software Removal Tool which is a legitimate security program offered by Microsoft. Fake Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is designed by hackers to trick computer users into purchasing a fake security application. Fake Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is exploited through a Trojan infection which is known to populate the program files directory with a malicious executable named "MalwareRemoval.exe" and install a "MalwareRemoval" directory with the "Security Center.exe" file.
Upon starting up of Windows, MalwareRemoval.exe will load and then display a screen that resembles the legitimate MSRT application in hopes that a computer user will click on a function to remove certain infections that it supposedly found. If clicked on, Fake Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool may redirect you to a malicious site that sells other security applications.
File System Details
|#||File Name||Detection Count|
|1||C:\Program Files\MalwareRemoval\Security Center.exe||N/A +|
|2||C:\Program Files\MalwareRemoval\MalwareRemoval.exe||N/A +|
|3||%UserProfile%\Application Data\MalwareRemoval||N/A +|
|4||%UserProfile%\Application Data\SetupMalwareRemoval\spl.ini||N/A +|
|5||C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MalwareRemoval||N/A +|
|6||%UserProfile%\Application Data\SetupMalwareRemoval||N/A +|
|7||C:\Program Files\MalwareRemoval||N/A +|
|8||%UserProfile%\Application Data\MalwareRemoval\MalwareRemoval.ini||N/A +|