Windows Vista Recovery, New Fake Security Software
Internet security analysis firm Enigma Software Group recently spotted one fresh malware item that is called Windows Vista Recovery. This malware as Enigma Software highlights belongs to the scareware group of applications also known as rogueware.
Says the security firm that no sooner is Windows Vista Recovery loaded onto a computer it begins showing security alerts along with fake error messages. Usually the user of the affected PC gets bothered that his hard drive is having some fault. But that problem is in reality artificially created and to fix it he is suggested for taking down and loading a program from the Internet.
Furthermore, as the name encouragingly sounds, Windows Vista Recovery merely troubles the user with error notices while advises him to run a system scan on his computer. In addition, the program is so made that it simply continues to alert the user of increasing number of errors identified.
Essentially the perpetrators of Windows Vista Recovery merely attempt at persuading victims to pay a fees for setting their faulty systems right. However, purchasing the tool actually turns out as money wasted, while the transaction process makes the users unwittingly reveal their credit card details to the hackers, Enigma Software observes.
Evidently, several reports from PC operators have come to the security firm telling that their machines are inflicted with Windows Vista Recovery. A few operators even complained that the rogueware blocked their access to the Internet, while in seldom instances the user couldn't take down malware or spyware removal software online.
In the meantime, it is not possible to uninstall Windows Vista Recovery using Windows' "remove or add" option. Similarly it hasn't been possible for even numerous sophisticated PC operators to manually eliminate files associated with Windows Vista Recovery.
In the end, the security vendor observes that owing to identifying the above mentioned scareware i.e. Windows Vista Recovery, it again becomes strongly evident that scareware currently represents a continuously going commercial venture benefiting cyber-criminals. More specifically, scareware is getting to be a dominant item online which cyber-criminals can conveniently utilize for defrauding innocent end-users off their precious earnings.
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