Do you know what Windows Defence Center is?
One would think that the computer users by now are educated well enough to avoid being infected by annoying computer threats, but parasites such as Windows Defence Center still manages to find its way and root in the computers of unsuspecting users. One of the reasons for that, most probably, is that Windows Defence Center is a rogue system optimization application which is very good at pretending to be a real security program, because it copies the design of Microsoft Security Essentials products. What is more, this rogue comes from a long line of similar parasites, such as Windows Error Correction, Windows Care Tool, Windows Health Center and so on.
The problem with Windows Defence Center is that you might not know exactly when this rogue appears in your system. You can actually catch it via a Trojan horse infection, when you click on a fake online malware scan, or some flashy advertisement. What you have to remember is that one click is all it takes to get infected, so you have to exercise caution when you browse the Internet and stay away from the sites you don’t know.
You will know for sure that Windows Defence Center has rooted in your system, when you receive a stream of fake security alert messages, notifying that your computer has been compromised. The rogue wants to scare you, because when you are in panic, you are more eager to choose the very first option offered to you. And in Windows Defence Center’s case, that option is paying for the license of the “security” program. The messages that the rogue employs in order to achieve its goal are as follow:
System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.
System component corrupted!
System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
This may be caused by severe malware infections.
Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.
These are just a few examples of the fake security messages, but you must outsmart this rogue and not pay for whatever it offers to you. Because if you pay for it, you will never receive the help you expect to receive. The creators of Windows Defence Center will use your credit card information to further extort your money, while at the same time the parasite will remain in your system, causing further damage, such as blocking your desktop access. If Windows Defence Center does not allow you to utilize your desktop, here is what you have to do to get it back:
- Reboot your system and when the rogue’s application appears on the screen after the reboot, click the “OK” button to make it go away.
- Windows Defence Center will initiate a fake system scan. Wait for the scan to be finished, and when another notification appears, click the “OK” button again.
- Now it is possible to make the notification go away. Click on the red “X” at the right top of it.
- The notification will vanish, and you will have your desktop restored.
With your desktop back you have carry on with terminated the threat altogether. Don’t forget that allowing this rogue to stay in your computer eventually will result in an ultimate system crash, so erase Windows Defence Center as soon as you can.
In non techie terms:
Windows Defence Center is a rogue system optimization tool, which poses as a genuine security program. By no means should you ever believe its calls for action. You should remove Windows Defence Center from your system, if you value your security and privacy.
Aliases: WindowsDefenceCenter, WindowsDefence Center, Windows DefenceCenter.
Important! This Parasite will limit your Internet access. To restore your Internet connection, follow these instructions here