Windows Essentials Pro 2013

Windows Essentials Pro 2013 Description

Type: Possibly Unwanted Program

ScreenshotWindows Essentials Pro 2013 is a rogue security program from the FakeRean family. Despite its impressive, authentic sounding name, Windows Essentials Pro 2013 is actually a fake anti-malware program. Windows Essentials Pro 2013 has the external appearance of an actual anti-malware application but Windows Essentials Pro 2013 is really used to execute an ordinary online scam. In case your Windows Essentials Pro 2013 has been installed on your computer, ESG security researchers strongly advise the use of a reliable anti-virus application to remove this threat. Windows Essentials Pro 2013 is not an actual security program and is used to pursuit to steal your credit card information and your money. More importantly, Windows Essentials Pro 2013 will usually be installed on a PC with the assistance of exploits or social engineering scams that will almost always install other malware on your machine as well as make it more vulnerable to other kinds of malware infections.

The Windows Essentials Pro 2013 scam is typical of these kinds of attacks. Basically, criminals use a variety of tactics to install Windows Essentials Pro 2013 and similar fake security programs on their victims' computers. Then, this fake security application makes changes to the infected computer's settings that allow Windows Essentials Pro 2013 to start up automatically and carry out its attack. When the victim attempts to log into the infected computer, Windows Essentials Pro 2013 runs automatically and claims to perform a scan of the infected computer. Regardless of the state of the victim's computer, Windows Essentials Pro 2013 will claim that Windows Essentials Pro 2013 has found dozens of viruses, Trojans and worms. If the victim tries to fix these supposed problems using Windows Essentials Pro 2013, this fake anti-virus program will display error messages claiming that a 'full version' of Windows Essentials Pro 2013 is required in order to remove these fake malware infections. Of course, the 'full version' is not free, resulting in the loss of your money and allowing criminals to gain access to your credit card information.

ESG malware analysts are strongly opposed to paying for Windows Essentials Pro 2013. Instead, a reliable anti-malware program should be used to remove this threat. To prevent Windows Essentials Pro 2013 from interfering with legitimate security software, ESG security researchers advise booting up the infected machine in Safe Mode or from an alternate boot source.

Windows Essentials Pro 2013 has many clones that include Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, PC Clean Pro, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Clear Problems, XP Security 2012, Antivirus PRO 2015.

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