Windows Protection Booster
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|Threat Level:||100 % (High)|
|First Seen:||March 5, 2014|
|Last Seen:||March 11, 2021|
Windows Protection Booster is a rogue security application. Windows Protection Booster is used to steal money from inexperienced computer users. Windows Protection Booster is a threat that is utilized to fool naive PC users into believing that Windows Protection Booster is actually an anti-spyware program. The purpose of Windows Protection Booster is to convince computer users that they need to pay $99.90 USD for a 'full version' of this fake security program.
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Instead of Protecting Your PC Windows Protection Booster will Harm It
Windows Protection Booster belongs to the FakeVimes family, a huge family of fraudulent security programs that have several characteristics in common. Rogue security programs like Windows Protection Booster disguise themselves as legitimate anti-spyware programs, claim to have detected numerous threats on the affected computer, and then claim that those threats cannot be removed unless the computer user pays for a fake upgrade. Windows Protection Booster is not an exception; Windows Protection Booster carries out the same basic tactic as the vast majority of other 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. The Windows Protection Booster tactic usually includes the following steps:
- Windows Protection Booster enters a computer using threat techniques. For example, Windows Protection Booster may be distributed using social engineering techniques, other threats, attack websites or corrupted email spam.
- Once Windows Protection Booster is installed on a computer, Windows Protection Booster makes threatening modifications to the compromised computer's settings that allow Windows Protection Booster to display fake system alerts and notifications and spam the computer user with numerous bogus error messages.
- Windows Protection Booster uses numerous social engineering tactics to convince the affected computer user that the PC is infected with threats. Windows Protection Booster may also cause performance problems and symptoms such as browser redirects and blocked access to software on the infected computer.
- When computer users try to use Windows Protection Booster to clean the infected computer Windows Protection Booster claims that a 'full version' of Windows Protection Booster must be purchased. However, since Windows Protection Booster is not a real security program, malware analysts strongly advise against this.
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