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Bogus AdwCleaner Disseminated Via Fresh Scareware Scam

According to security researchers, a new scareware campaign is running profusely as it thrusts one bogus edition of AdwCleaner, the widely used freeware that removes spyware, hitting Windows users, published Help Net Security dated February 13, 2015.

Help Net Security explains that the irony in the present campaign is that it attacks users' computers which already have spyware or malware as infection that subsequently continues to pop-up Windows leading onto certain web-page that notifies adware is spotted.

Incase an end-user takes down as well as executes fake software, one genuine-appearing though bogus edition of AdwCleaner pretends to execute a PC-scan while indicates that there are plentiful malware, especially spyware on the system. Thereafter, the end-user is made towards voluntarily upgrading for attaining the complete edition of the threat removal tool, however, before that he must pay $59.99 into one particular PayPal account.

End-users getting victimized with the scheme followed with remitting money for the so-called security product eventually get made to pull down the genuine edition of the malware-removal tool that's in fact possible to download free-of-cost.

Meanwhile according to the security experts, it's luckily simple for eliminating the bogus edition of AdwCleaner.

For that the icon has to be right-clicked inside Taskbar followed with hitting enter on Close Window, while it should be ensured that there's really the admission by it as being an adware known as AdwareBooC.

Then the downloaded piece must be erased from the place it was saved in.

Moreover, for preventing it from emerging during booting, WIN + R must be used for letting Run dialog to open where msconfig should be typed in followed with hitting 'Ok.' Now as System Configuration shows, Startup tab must be navigated to locate the Adware series followed with un-checking the same.

For users of Windows 8, since there's no msconfig, they can utilize SysInternals' Autoruns followed with locating Logon tab-contained 'startup' entry for eventually erasing it.

Now, the bogus AdwCleaner should no longer remain on the affected PC. However, malware like viruses continue to remain which follow from other malware already on the system; therefore, a system scan is highly recommended.

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