Do you know what Windows Express Help is?
The Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scheme is a cyber fraud network which has just acquired a new member – Windows Express Help. This rogue system optimization application sets foot into your system with intention to abuse your financial funds. Its creators surely have a lot of experience in deceiving gullible users, because Windows Express Help is a direct close of Windows Problems Solution, Windows Care Tool and Windows Software Guard.
Windows Express Help poses as a useful security tool, trying to make you believe you have been seriously infected with numerous threats. Its efforts to make your original antivirus look unreliable include such blatantly abusive messages as:
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Potential Threat Details
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.
Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.
Take note how lacking the grammar and spelling in these security notifications are. This is just another proof that Windows Express Help brings nothing but harm. If that weren’t enough, you will be able to experience the extent of the rogue’s insolence, once it is installed in your system, because it blocks your access to your desktop. In order to restore the desktop, please follow these simple instructions:
- After your system reboots, you will see the rogue application on your screen. Click the “OK” button and it will go away. Afterwards a fake system scan will start.
- When the scan is done, you will see another security notification. You have to click the “OK” button again.
- After you click it, you can make the notification go away for good. Click on the red “X” at the right top of it.
- The application will disappear and your desktop will be restored.
You have your desktop now, but this is only the beginning. Roll up your sleeves and go for the real hunt. Windows Express Help will stop at nothing to bring you harm, and you should also be as resilient in trying to get rid of it. This malicious application only wants your money, so you have to terminate Windows Express Help before it gets to you.
In non techie terms:
Windows Express Help is a computer security threat which is created to steal your money. This rogue poses as a trustworthy security tool, but everything what it says is an obvious lie. It does not help you at all, because this application is merely an annoying pest. Remove Windows Express Help before it is too late.
Aliases: WindowsExpressHelp, WindowsExpress Help, Windows ExpressHelp.