Windows Prime Booster

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 892
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 51,450
First Seen: January 13, 2014
Last Seen: September 21, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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Windows Prime Booster is one more rogue ant-spyware programs in the huge FakeVimes family of harmful threats. Windows Prime Booster is used to trick trusting computer users into paying for expensive, fake security applications in order to remove nonexistent threats on their computer. If Windows Prime Booster is installed in your computer, you must understand that Windows Prime Booster is not a real security application, despite the fact that Windows Prime Booster is designed to imitate these types of programs and trick ingenuous PC users so they will believe that their computers are infected. Instead of following Windows Prime Booster's instructions, remove this rogue security application with the help of a reliable, fully updated anti-malware application.

Windows Prime Booster Uses an Old Pattern

Windows Prime Booster follows similar patterns to most rogue security programs such as 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. In general, Windows Prime Booster, as well as its clones, take the following steps:

  1. Windows Prime Booster is usually installed utilizing underhanded means and deception such as the use of threat distribution techniques such as attack websites or social engineering.
  2. Once Windows Prime Booster is downloaded, Windows Prime Booster makes harmful changes to the affected computer's settings that allow Windows Prime Booster to display bogus error messages, shut down other programs and essentially take over the affected computer.
  3. Windows Prime Booster will use numerous methods to induce PC users to believe that there are numerous threats infecting their computers. These may include the use of bogus error messages, fake virus scan reports and browser redirects.
  4. If computer users try to use Windows Prime Booster to fix these supposed problems, additional error messages will pop up, claiming that it is necessary to update Windows Prime Booster to a fake 'full version' in order to disinfect the computer. However, since Windows Prime Booster is not actually a real security program, this is just a ruse to trick inexperienced computer users into paying for a bogus upgrade.
  5. Although paying for this update may cause a few of the symptoms related with Windows Prime Booster to stop, it will not prevent the installation of Windows Prime Booster on your computer, causing problems and potentially endangering your computer by making it more vulnerable to other threats.



Windows Prime Booster may call the following URLs:


The following messages associated with Windows Prime Booster were found:

System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk.
Full system scan is highly recommended.
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
c:windowssystem32 askmanger.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.


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