Windows Efficiency Magnifier – scam. How to uninstall Windows Efficiency Magnifier

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Windows Efficiency Magnifier stands for the new malware that has just been introduced into the Web. Thus, you must be very careful, cause this virus Windows Efficiency Magnifier is very persistent in attacking so many computers nowadays. It may not only steal your hard earned money but also may be the cause of great turmoil with your system.

Windows Efficiency Magnifier scam
Windows Efficiency Magnifier scam

Just like many of its forerunners, Windows Efficiency Magnifier gets inside of your system via fictitious Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts. This means that some moment the user encounters such fake alert in front of his/her PC screen. This alert claims of certain yet unknown trojan virus identified by it on your computer. If the user applies “Cancel” option then this irritating fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert would appear again some time during the next system reboot or even earlier. This is very annoying indeed, so the user is kind of pushed to keep up with the installation procedure of some device that can allegedly delete this unknown infection. This fictitious alert does not give the user any other alternative, so the user hits the buttons he/she is instructed, without realizing that by doing so he/she is in fact uploading the malware on the PC. Then the user would be asked to reboot the system, and so upon system reboot the main interface window of Windows Efficiency Magnifier junkware is in front of the PC desktop, instead of the common desktop wallpaper. This is when Windows Efficiency Magnifier commences its evil deeds on the contaminated PC – by initiating fictitious scans with scary reports about malware/security problems detected, throwing up lots of popups, preventing you from browsing your Internet and even blocking most of decent programs from running. It is of crucial importance for you not to be deceived by fake promises given by Windows Efficiency Magnifier scam. Even though it claims that your system is full of infections/security problems, most probably there is just one infection on your system – that is Windows Efficiency Magnifier by itself. Hence, do not trust it and do not pay for its registered version, because this is the main plot of the game played by Windows Efficiency Magnifier rogue.

The guidelines given below include both automatic and manual removal instructions for deletion of Windows Efficiency Magnifier scam from your PC. Make sure to read all of them carefully. It is not enough just to run the anti-virus tool recommended by us. Please carefully implement all preparatory steps described below in the guide on how to remove Windows Efficiency Magnifier virus. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you require any assistance on our part.

Windows Efficiency Magnifier automatic remover:

Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Efficiency Magnifier several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is necesary, because Windows Efficiency Magnifier blocks your Internet connection, and you will not be able to run GridinSoft Trojan Killer. In order to prevent this blockage please take the following sequence of steps:
1. Make sure that your Operating System is tuned up in such a mode that hidden files and folders of your PC are viewable. The instruction on how to do it can be found here for Windows XP and here for Windows Vista/7.
2. Choose “View” tab in the window that appeared, and in the advanced settings choose the option “Show hidden files and folders”. Press OK.
3. Go to the folder %User Profile%\Application Data\Microsoft.

Important! Depending on the Operating System of your computer, %UserProfile% stands for C:\Documents and Settings\[Current User] for Windows XP and C:\Users\[Current User] for Windows Vista/7.

In other words, the folder that should be opened is as follows, depending on the operating system:
%SysDrive%Documents and Settings[Current User]Application Data\Microsoft for Windows XP
%SysDrive%Users[Current User]Application Data\Microsoft for Windows Vista/7.

In this folder there will be the main executable file of Windows Efficiency Magnifier virus (with the icon of *avi file), having some random name.
4. Rename the above-mentioned executable file into some other name of your choice and restart your computer. Upon the system restart Windows Efficiency Magnifier will no longer block your Internet browser.
5. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to your infected computer, install it and run it.

The procedure for removal of Windows Efficiency Magnifier is similar to removal of Windows Remedy virus as shown on the video below:

Windows Efficiency Magnifier manual removal guide:

Delete Windows Efficiency Magnifier files:

Delete Windows Efficiency Magnifier registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\Microsoft\[random].exe”

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5 thoughts on “Windows Efficiency Magnifier – scam. How to uninstall Windows Efficiency Magnifier

  1. Thanks for info on windows efficiency magnifier, though thankfully I do not require it at this time. However, I am at the point where I get the false alert, that conterminously appears and reappears. I have not been able to end the process. I am unable to get task manager to work. I have tried to open the real windows defender program and could not. Would appreciate suggestions as what to do. Thanks. Jerry

  2. how do I get rid of “Windows Efficiency Magnifier”, I did not order the program, therefore I want instructions on of how to remove your worthless program. Via return mail, to the above email address, I expect to receive this tomorrow 3/18/2011.
    Thank you.

    Richard Craig

  3. Thank u very much guys 😀 u save my computer, im deleting the threats now, its exactly how u explained it in the text and the Video 🙂

    But i noticed one difference in my case, the .exe file was as follow:

    C:\Users\[Current User]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft

    “Thats for Windows Vista”.

    Many thx again, my computer has recovered from a serious malware.


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