May 10, 2011

Windows Oversight Center.



 Windows Oversight Center is a fake anti-virus program that pretends to scan your computer for viruses and system/registry errors.
It reports non-existent viruses and asks you to register the program in order to cleanup the computer. Windows Oversight Center periodically displays fake security alerts and may even point your web browser to websites that aren't necessarily the kind that you might want popping up on your computer screen. However, most of the time, the rogue program just shut downs the web browser. 

You can't download anything and you can't run anti-virus software as well because it blocks pretty much everything on the infected computer. It displays a fake warning claiming that the program was infected by a virus and was closed to prevent system errors and data leak. Although, it looks like an authentic Microsoft product, Windows Oversight Center is actually a scam. 

Windows Oversight Center is distributed through the use of JavaScript-based fake virus scanners in attempt to trick you into thinking that you have security problems on your PC. The malware attackers also use a lot of social engineering and the fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert to install the rogue program.

Removal:

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • [random].exe
Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\
  2. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\.[random].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[random]" 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Oversight Center, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.

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