Windows Safety Master

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 1
First Seen: February 3, 2014
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Windows Safety Master Image

Windows Safety Master is a fraudulent security program. Windows Safety Master appertains to a huge family of threats known as FakePAV. There are dozens of variants of Windows Safety Master, all with similar names and interfaces, only varying in name from one version to another. Windows Safety Master will try to steal your money by impersonating an anti-malware program and claiming that numerous threats were found on your computer. When computer users try to remove these imaginary threats using Windows Safety Master, this rogue security program will display additional error messages claiming that the computer user needs to pay for a 'full version' of Windows Safety Master. However, since Windows Safety Master does not have the capacity to detect or remove threats – in fact, Windows Safety Master is a threat itself – PC security researchers strongly recommend removing Windows Safety Master completely with the help of a real security program.

Windows Safety Master – Mastered in Disguise and Fake Promises

Rogue security applications like Windows Safety Master, as well as other members of its family will tend to follow the same patterns of attack when infecting a computer. Among Windows Safety Master family members are Privacy Guard 2010, Windows Performance Manager, Windows Efficiency Manager, Windows Debug System, Windows Error Correction, Windows Defence Center, Windows Troublemakers Agent, Windows Troubles Remover, Windows Remedy, Windows Efficiency Magnifier, Windows Support System, Windows Lowlevel Solution, Windows Background Protector, Windows Stability Center, Windows Simple Protector, Windows Power Expansion.

The Windows Safety Master's attack may have the following steps:

  1. Windows Safety Master may enter a computer using a social engineering approach or typical threat delivery methods. For example, Windows Safety Master may be installed using fake advertisements for a free online threat scan. Windows Safety Master may be distributed through corrupted email messages or using other types of threats.
  2. Once installed, Windows Safety Master will make harmful changes to the affected computer that will allow Windows Safety Master to run automatically upon start-up, interfere with other software on the affected computer and display bogus error messages and system dialogs.
  3. Windows Safety Master will try to convince the computer user that the affected computer is infected with threats through the use of irritating pop-up messages and fake virus scans.
  4. When computer users try to fix these nonexistent problems using Windows Safety Master, an additional error message is displayed claiming that the victim needs to pay for a 'full version' of Windows Safety Master.

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File System Details

Windows Safety Master may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. svc-lsbx.exe 83e68de7d0abb94ad79770103043ee94 1


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