Windows Accelerator Pro DescriptionType: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
Windows Accelerator Pro is a rogue security program that belongs to a large family of threats known as FakeVimes. Windows Accelerator Pro has a very high number of clones, all of which use names that are very similar, probably randomly generated by picking out words from a Thesaurus (this has led to various Windows Accelerator Pro clones with nonsensical names or names that use archaisms and seldom heard terms). If Windows Accelerator Pro is installed on your computer, this usually indicates that you have become the target of a scam. In these cases, security researchers advise computer users to remove from their computer immediately with the help of a strong, reliable anti-malware application. It is important to understand that Windows Accelerator Pro is not a security application, despite its appearances, and that Windows Accelerator Pro is actually a threat designed to steal money from inexperienced computer users.
Windows Accelerator Pro Accelerates the Path of Losing Money
Windows Accelerator Pro is disguised as an anti-virus program, plagiarizing the interface and outward appearance of legitimate security programs. In reality, Windows Accelerator Pro is a threat that impersonates a security program to trick ingenuous PC users. Windows Accelerator Pro does not have the ability to detect or remove threats and is, in fact, a type of threat itself. The Windows Accelerator Pro infection process usually has the following steps:
- Windows Accelerator Pro enters a computer, usually using typical threat-delivery methods such as spam email messages, attack websites or social engineering.
- Once Windows Accelerator Pro has infected a computer, Windows Accelerator Pro displays bogus error messages, fake virus scans and alarming system alerts, all claiming that the victim's computer is severely infected with threats.
- Windows Accelerator Pro may also interfere with the infected computer's Web browser and security software.
- If computer users try to use Windows Accelerator Pro to fix these bogus problems, Windows Accelerator Pro will claim that it is necessary to pay for a 'full version' of Windows Accelerator Pro. Of course, since Windows Accelerator Pro doesn't have the necessary features inherent to a security program, computer users should avoid paying for this 'upgrade'.
The many clones of Windows Accelerator Pro include Virus Melt, Presto TuneUp, Fast Antivirus 2009, Extra Antivirus, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security, Windows Protection Suite, Windows Work Catalyst.
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