Enigma Software Identifies a New Scareware
A USA based firm that holds expertise in online security analysis, Enigma Software Group, has lately found a new rogueware, namely Windows 7 Recovery, which began circulating during the 3rd week of May 2011. The recent version of the bogus application, Windows 7 Recovery, appears to have already made a severe harm to several computers.
Windows 7 Recovery, a Trojan-based application, poses to be a legal computer analysis and optimization tool which is competent enough of repairing the user's machine. Nonetheless, scammers are only fooling the users - they have developed this software to persuade them to download, and, ultimately, pay money for the fake version of the software.
In a situation, if Windows 7 Recovery infects the user's computer, its first duty will be to display several error messages on the computer screen. Primarily, these fake error messages will be directed towards the breakdown of hard drive or other computer flaws, the security firm highlighted.
Majority of the computer users are still scammed by this type of alerts but they should always remember that the only objective of Windows 7 Recovery is to steal their money and leave their machines completely damaged. The security firm stated that, the complete version of the fake security software costs over $80.
Other Windows 7 Recovery clones includes: Win 7 Security 2011, Win 7 Home Security, Windows Vista Recovery, and XP Internet Security 2011. It is necessary that computer users should take required measures to eradicate Windows 7 Recovery to prevent further damages to the machine.
Enigma Software Group stated that, it is essential to up-date resources as Windows 7 Recovery might not be easily removed from the 'Add/Remove Programs' function through the Windows control panel. Further, Windows 7 Recovery has been confirmed to be tough to manually uninstall in majority of the circumstances.
Finally, the identification of the above mentioned scareware, i.e., Windows 7, once again points to the fact that, cybercrooks are working hard to cheat people by developing software in such a way that it looks genuine. Further, it also highlights that, the scareware business is increasing at a stupendous pace.
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