Windows Efficiency Console is a rogue antispyware program that hackers have created to mimic the Windows Security Center application. In doing this, many PC users will think that Windows Efficiency Console is just an integrated part of the Windows operating system and end up trusting it to detect and remove the malware it claims to have detected. PC users will ultimately pay a price for Windows Efficiency Console sometimes costing more than $80 but then get back a failing security application.
The Windows Efficiency Console program is a scam and should be treated like any other malware on a Windows PC. The best approach to take when you notice Windows Efficiency Console being installed or run on your system is to remove it using a trusted antispyware tool.
Windows Efficiency Console is known to be related to a recent rash of rogue antispyware programs, such as Windows Activity Booster and Windows Warding Module. Each of these programs represent a scheme that hackers have come up with to extort money from the unsuspecting.
Under no conditions should PC users trust Windows Efficiency Console for detection and removal of spyware or malware supposedly detected on their system. All information relayed by Windows Efficiency Console is part of a scam that eventually wants you to pay up dearly for.
Common Windows Efficiency Console error or pop-up messages:
Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk.
Full system scan is highly recommended.
System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.
Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection IP: xx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Target: Microsoft Corporation keys
Your IP: 127.0.0.1
Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC.
This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them
to a remote server.
In an effort to alleviate the problems that come with Windows Efficiency Console, you should take action now to remove Windows Efficiency Console. The process of removing Windows Efficiency Console can be tricky, which is why you may use a malware solution to easily remove it from your system. New antimalware software is one key to removing Windows Efficiency Console in addition to manual removal, which may be performed by more experienced PC users.
Automatically Detect and Remove Windows Efficiency Console:
*SpyHunter’s free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects Windows Efficiency Console on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter to remove Windows Efficiency Console and any other detected malware.
Can’t install or run SpyHunter using the download link above or is the malware infection blocking installation? Try our alternate download file here (http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/spyhunter-alternate-download).
If your internet browser is being blocked and you are unable to download SpyHunter, please follow these instructions:
1. Hold the WinKey (Windows Key on your keyboard) and press the R key at the same time.
2. Type in (or copy and paste) http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/download-spyhunter and press Enter. (Use the alternate download link if the other is not working for you or the malware infection is blocking download/installation. http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/spyhunter-alternate-download)
3. The SpyHunter download will begin.
4. You must find the downloaded file SpyHunter-Installer.exe and open/run it (double-click) to start the installation of SpyHunter.
Note: Windows Efficiency Console may block installation of antimalware or antivirus software. You may need to boot your PC into Safe Mode with Networking to install an antimalware program.
Steps to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
- Bookmark or Favorite this Post/Web Page.
- Restart your PC
- Press the F8 key (before Windows starts to load – during the boot sequence text screens) a few times until it registers.
- Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
- Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download an antimalware application.
Windows Efficiency Console Technical Details
Windows Efficiency Console Files
Windows Efficiency Console Registry Entries
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “GuardSoftware” = “%AppData%\guard-<random>.exe”
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell”=”C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\guard-<random>.exe”
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes”=”.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;”
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation”=1
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe “Debugger”=”svchost.exe”
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe “Debugger”=”svchost.exe”
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe “Debugger”=”svchost.exe”
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe “Debugger”=”svchost.exe”
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe “Debugger”=”svchost.exe”
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe “Debugger”=”svchost.exe”