Do you know what Windows Background Protector is?
For the past month the rogue family of the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials fraud has been multiplying in a tremendous speed. Windows Background Protector is another rogue system optimization application hailing from the same group of malicious parasites. This new rogue has an interface basically identical to those utilized by its predecessors. The forerunners of Windows Background Protector include Windows Efficiency Magnifier, Windows Lowlevel Solution, Windows Error Correction and many more. Windows Background Protector looks a lot like a real security program, because its job is to utilize these similarities in appearance while stealing money from unsuspecting users.
When Windows Background Protector is installed in your computer it performs a fake system scan. At you check the scanner status bar, you can see that the rogue is “scanning” directories which really exist in your system. But the point is that Windows Background Protector does not have any kind of ability to really scan your computer. Therefore, the messages about multiple security errors which you receive afterwards are also fraudulent, because these errors reported by the rogue simply does not exist. For example, this rogue claims to have found a potential threat called Unknown Win32/Trojan. What is more, Windows Background Protector “detects” more than 20 viruses altogether, and it prompts you to install the latest updates for full system clean-up.
However, if you click on license manager you will see that you are required to purchase the license. This intricate scheme of actions is designed exactly for this moment, because Windows Background Protector expects you to spend your money without any second thought. If you pay for this program you will be informed that the threats have been removed, but in fact Windows Background Protector will remain in your computer, waiting for another chance to attack you. While your bank account will be under constant threat, because you have revealed your credit card information to third parties.
Also, in order to remain your computer for a longer period of time, Windows Background Protector blocks your desktop. You need to bypass the rogue’s application in order to utilize your desktop again. To do so, please follow these instructions:
- Reboot your computer and wait for it to load. When the rogue’s application appears on your screen, click the “OK” button to make it go away. Windows Background Protector will start a fake system scan.
- When the scan is done you will see another notification pop up. Click on the “OK” button again.
- Close the notification by clicking on the red “X” at the right top of it.
- The notification should go away and your desktop will be restored.
With your desktop restored do the next best thing and delete Windows Background Protector at once. Allowing this rogue to remain in your computer will result in an ultimate system crash. It is ironic, but you must protect yourself against Windows Background Protector.
In non techie terms:
Windows Background Protector is a rogue antispyware application which pretends to be a real security system in order to rip unsuspecting users off. Keep in mind that every single message received from this rogue is false. Do what is best and terminate Windows Background Protector immediately.