Windows Efficiency Reservoir

Windows Efficiency Reservoir Description

ScreenshotDespite Windows Efficiency Reservoir's appearance, ESG security analysts have identified Windows Efficiency Reservoir as a rogue security program. Malware like Windows Efficiency Reservoir is designed to impersonate a legitimate security application while actually attempting to extort money from the victim. There are hundreds of fake security programs like Windows Efficiency Reservoir, many of these directly related to this fake security program. Windows Efficiency Reservoir belongs to a family of rogue security applications known as the FakeVimes family of rogue anti-virus programs. This family of malware has been active since 2009, which is an advantage for PC security researchers since most legitimate security software can easily handle a Windows Efficiency Reservoir infection. However, Windows Efficiency Reservoir belongs to a batch of FakeVimes malware which includes such pests as Windows Antivirus Patch, My Security Engine, Windows Active HotSpot, A-fast Antivirus, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Smart Virus Eliminator, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Extra Antivirus, Windows Abnormality Checker, Personal Security Sentinel, Home Safety Essentials, Windows AntiHazard Center, Windows Activity Debugger, Windows Antivirus Helper, Windows Command Processor, Windows Activity Booster, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows Antivirus Adviser, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Windows Control Series, Home Malware Cleaner, Windows Antibreach Tool, Smart PC Cleaner, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Active Guard, Windows Accelerator Pro, Windows Daily Advisor, PC Security Guardian, Antivirus Smart Protection, Windows Antibreaking System, System Smart Security, Windows Crucial Scanner, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Daily Adviser, Presto TuneUp, PC Live Guard, Best Virus Protection, Activate Ultimate Protection, Internet Security Suite, Windows Antivirus Suite, Windows Antivirus Care, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Advanced Antispyware Solution, Windows Antivirus Patrol, My Security Shield, Windows Debug Center, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows Custom Management, Personal Internet Security 2011, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Security Master AV, Windows Cleaning Tools, Security Antivirus, Windows Basic Antivirus, Windows Antivirus Booster, Additional Guard, Windows Defence Counsel, Windows AntiBreach Helper, Anti-Malware Lab, Windows Defence Master, Windows Antivirus Machine, Antimalware PC Safety, System Protection Tools, Enterprise Suite, VirusSecurity, Windows Advanced User Patch, Windows Defending Center, Windows Defence Unit, Best Malware Protection, My Security Wall, Total Anti Malware Protection, Internet Security Essentials, Windows AntiBreach Suite, Virus Doctor, Fake Windows Antivirus 2012, Windows Antivirus Release, Malware Protection, Windows Advanced Security Center, Windows Cleaning Toolkit, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Windows Efficiency Console, Windows Antivirus Tool, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Windows Custom Safety, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Antibreach Module, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Windows Component Protector, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Keep Center Keeper, Smart Engine, Best Antivirus Software, Virus Melt, Fast Antivirus 2009, Smart Security, Windows Care Taker.

The main problem with this latest batch of malware is that it is often bundled along with a rootkit infection which makes detection and removal of Windows Efficiency Reservoir a lengthier and more difficult process than normal. To deal with a Windows Efficiency Reservoir infection, ESG malware analysts recommend using a trustworthy anti-malware tool provided with anti-rootkit technology. Using a specialized anti-rootkit utility first should allow easy removal of Windows Efficiency Reservoir from your computer system.

A Basic Understanding of How the Windows Efficiency Reservoir Scam Works

The Windows Efficiency Reservoir scam attempts to convince computer users to purchase a non-existent, and completely useless "full version" of Windows Efficiency Reservoir. To do this, this fake security program will claim that the victim's computer is severely infected with numerous viruses and Trojan infections. However, attempting to fix these supposed infections with Windows Efficiency Reservoir will result in error messages and redirects to Windows Efficiency Reservoir's web page. These messages will inform the computer user that the selected problems cannot be removed unless the victim purchases the "full version" of Windows Efficiency Reservoir.

It is important to note that ESG malware analysts have not detected any anti-virus function within the Windows Efficiency Reservoir program. Rather, this fake security program seems to be designed to do little more than display alarming and misleading error messages and direct the victim to purchase its supposed "full" version. Once purchased, the Windows Efficiency Reservoir and its associated malware will remain on the infected computer system still causing problems and redirects.

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What is Windows Efficiency Reservoir?

File System Details

Windows Efficiency Reservoir creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %APPDATA%Protector-yyxg.exe 2,065,408 b2cf7d149e3abf07ae50fb53fe5e435a 86
2 %AppData%\Inspector-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe N/A
3 %AppData%\npswf32.dll N/A
4 %CommonPrograms%\Windows Efficiency Reservoir.lnk N/A
5 %DesktopDir%\Windows Efficiency Reservoir.lnk N/A

Registry Details

Windows Efficiency Reservoir creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"

More Details on Windows Efficiency Reservoir

The following messages associated with Windows Efficiency Reservoir were found:
Trojan activity detected. System data security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Warning! Identity theft attempt Detected
Hidden connection IP:
Target: Your passwords for sites

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