Windows Command Processor Description
ESG team of malware analysts has detected yet another variant in a recent batch of FakeVimes rogue security programs. Windows Command Processor fits the mold exactly, containing all the characteristics of rogue security software in the FakeVimes family, such as:
- Containing file names made up of three random characters,
- Containing components designed to stop known security programs, and
- Being bundled along with variants of the Sirefef or ZeroAccess.
Like most rogue security programs in the FakeVimes family, Windows Command Processor is designed to trick computer users into purchasing a false security application by alarming with a stream of fake error messages and pop-up notifications designed to resemble those used by Windows itself. Windows Command Processor's malware family is well known to PC security analysts, considering that it has been around since 2009. In fact, the main danger with this recent batch of Windows Command Processor clones is not Windows Command Processor itself, but the rootkit component that tends to accompany them. It is usually necessary to deal with this rootkit component with a specialized tool before being able to take action against Windows Command Processor itself.
Windows Command Processor has numerous clones, including such fake security programs as Extra Antivirus, Internet Security Essentials, Windows AntiHazard Center, Windows Crucial Scanner, Internet Security Suite, Windows Care Taker, PC Security Guardian, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Windows Antivirus Machine, Smart Engine, Personal Internet Security 2011, Windows Antivirus Adviser, Enterprise Suite, Windows Defence Master, Best Antivirus Software, Windows Antivirus Suite, My Security Wall, Best Virus Protection, Windows AntiBreach Suite, Windows Basic Antivirus, Virus Melt, Smart Security, Anti-Malware Lab, Advanced Antispyware Solution, Windows Advanced Security Center, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Volcano Security Suite, Antivirus Smart Protection, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows Active Guard, Windows Antivirus Helper, Windows Defence Unit, Best Malware Protection, Smart PC Cleaner, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Antibreaking System, Windows Antivirus Patch, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Personal Security Sentinel, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, Windows Antivirus Tool, Windows Control Series, Windows Activity Booster, Malware Protection, Windows Custom Safety, Activate Ultimate Protection, PC Live Guard, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Component Protector, Antimalware PC Safety, Windows Antivirus Booster, Windows Antibreach Tool, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Virus Doctor, System Protection Tools, Live PC Care, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows Advanced User Patch, Smart Virus Eliminator, System Smart Security, Fake Windows Antivirus 2012, VirusSecurity, Windows Daily Advisor, Windows Accelerator Pro, Windows Antibreach Module, Home Safety Essentials, My Security Shield, Total Anti Malware Protection, Home Malware Cleaner, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Windows Defence Counsel, A-fast Antivirus, Windows Defending Center, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Live Enterprise Suite, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows AntiBreach Helper, Windows Cleaning Tools, Windows Active HotSpot, Windows Efficiency Console, Windows Antivirus Care, Security Master AV, Presto TuneUp, Windows Abnormality Checker, Security Antivirus, Additional Guard, My Security Engine, Windows Activity Debugger, Fast Antivirus 2009, Windows Antivirus Release, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Keep Center Keeper, Windows Debug Center, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Windows Custom Management. ESG team of malware analysts recommends using a reliable anti-malware tool to deal with a Windows Command Processor infection.
Preventing Criminals from Using Windows Command Processor to Steal Your Money
Computer users with little experience related to computer security are likely to believe that Windows Command Processor is a legitimate Windows component. However, the fact that it usually enters a computer system without authorization and appears to have no actual anti-malware capabilities should be enough to tip you off that Windows Command Processor is not the real thing. Another obvious clue is the fact that Windows Command Processor is very difficult to remove, often resisting attempts using normal methods for removing an application. The main way in which criminals profit from Windows Command Processor is by trying to sell you a 'full version' of Windows Command Processor, which proves to be just as ineffective at removing malware as the 'normal' version of this bogus security application. A Windows Command Processor infection is also often associated with general system instability, a general slowing down of the infected computer system, and problems accessing the Internet and the victim's files.
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?
Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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