Windows Efficiency Master

Windows Efficiency Master Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

ScreenshotWindows Efficiency Master is a rogue security program that is used to carry out a well known online misleading strategy. Windows Efficiency Master is a fake anti-spyware program. The Windows Efficiency Master's tactic consists in tricking trusting PC users into conclude that their machines are severely infected with numerous threats. The reason for this is that doing so, Windows Efficiency Master may convince them to believe that they must pay for a fake full version of Windows Efficiency Master in order to remove these imaginary infections. Windows Efficiency Master belongs to a very large family of threats known as FakeVimes.

There are countless variants of Windows Efficiency Master, all using the same exact fake security program with only a different name. Variants of Windows Efficiency Master include rogue security programs with names like 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.

Windows Efficiency Master ‒ The Kind of Efficiency that You Can Do Without

The Windows Efficiency Master infection may follow the steps listed below to attack a computer and lure the computer user:

  1. Windows Efficiency Master is usually installed on the victim's computer using threat delivery methods such as corrupted websites, email messages and social engineering tactics.
  2. As soon as Windows Efficiency Master is installed on the victim's computer, Windows Efficiency Master makes harmful changes to the infected computer's settings. These changes allow Windows Efficiency Master to be launched automatically when the PC user logs into Windows, shows fake system alerts and error messages and interrupt or block other software already installed on the infected computer.
  3. Windows Efficiency Master will try to assure the PC user that the machine is severely infected with threats. To do this, Windows Efficiency Master displays a large number of bogus error messages and system alerts, as well as runs a fake virus scan and display its alarming results on the infected computer.
  4. When computer users try to remove these supposed infections using Windows Efficiency Master, additional error messages appear, claiming that the computer user needs to pay for a 'full version' of this fake security program using an online payment service like Ukash or MoneyPak.


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File System Details

Windows Efficiency Master creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 fake.exe.exe be886eb66cc39b0bbf3b237b476633a5 4

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