Do you know what Windows Daily Adviser is?
The Rogue.VirusDoctor family launched its latest “newborn” Windows Daily Adviser which is another clone from a list of such malware as Windows Safety Checkpoint, Windows Antivirus Care and Windows Managing System. Windows Daily Adviser’s interface is designed to look like a valid Windows application, which would not arouse any suspicion. However, it is a counterfeit program which was made to scare the computer’s user, and removal of Windows Daily Adviser is highly advisable.
If you do not remove Windows Daily Adviser from the system, it tries to trick you into believing that your computer is a pool of various infections. For instance, Windows Daily Adviser supposedly analyzes the system and gives you a list of imaginary threats of different complexity. The “threats” alert levels vary from Low to High in order to look realistic. Moreover, every “threat” has a description which can be found below the scan results. For example, a “threat” named Trojan-Proxy, which is a very general name for a virus, has a description presented:
Programs classified as Trojan download and install new versions of malicious programs, including Trojans and AdWare, on victim computer.
When the user goes through all of the descriptions of the “threats”, s/he might start thinking that the system is really in danger and that it is necessary to delete those infections. However, a notification “Please click “Remove All” button erase all infected files and protect your PC” is also simulated as well as the infections presented by Windows Daily Adviser. Do not enter your online banking data if you are redirected to Windows Daily Adviser’s official website where you can supposedly buy its full version after pressing the “Remove All” button. The only infection might be Windows Daily Adviser itself, and you should not delay removing it from your computer.
In addition, not only does this rogue scares you by displaying bogus infections, it also pop ups fake balloon warnings and displays simulated notifications in order to create more tension. For example, you might find such a fake error on your screen:
Software without a digital signature detected. Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
More interestingly, Windows Daily Adviser causes some difficulties concerning its detection and removal. It does not allow you to connect to the Internet, and you cannot launch security applications, which would detect and delete Windows Daily Adviser it from the computer. Registry Editor is also hidden in order to prevent the deletion of the registry entries which were created by the rogue. Task Manager, which provides information on the processes of the system, is disabled, as well. All this manipulation is aimed to keep the user away from removing Windows Daily Adviser.
However, Windows Daily Adviser can be removed, and it can be done by entering a registration key which disables the fake pop-ups and unhides the processes which were disabled:
When the key is entered, Windows Daily Adviser “calms down”, and you can delete it manually. Deletion of malware might be a challenge for an inexperienced Windows user, because usually people who use computer on regular basis do not have technical knowledge. If you are one of those, you can remove Windows Daily Adviser automatically by using legitimate antispyware that certainly removes such infections as Windows Daily Adviser.
In non-techie terms:
Windows Daily Adviser is a counterfeit application which should not be trusted. It displays misleading information saying that the system is at risk. Do not hesitate to remove this threat from the system.