Windows Perfomance Manager virus. How to get rid of Windows Perfomance Manager fake PC optimizer
We really regret to inform you about new cyber pest that has just been “born” – it is named Windows Perfomance Manager. You should know that this tool has nothing to do with a reputable system optimization application. On the contrary, Windows Perfomance Manager is the rogue that was developed by fraudulent crooks from Russia for the purpose of scaring you into believing your computer is in danger, and then to make you buy it./p>
ISo, what do we discover when we dig deep into Windows Perfomance Manager? Once again we can see that this program is distributed by means of bogus Microsoft Security Essentials Alerts for distributing it. This means that after malicious Trojan gets inside of the computer the user suddenly encounters such alert in front of the computer, stating that the system is seriously infected with some type of unknown malware. Then the user is pushed to keep up with the installation process of some program that can allegedly accomplish the task of eliminating such critical issues. This is exactly how Windows Perfomance Manager malware is installed, and then after system restart Windows Perfomance Manager common program window is in front of the screen. This is exactly when Windows Perfomance Manager starts implementing its malicious plans. This malware launches bogus system scans that identify fictitious problems, and then the virus offers itself as a solution for removal of all identified problems. Needless to mention, Windows Perfomance Manager would suggest for you to buy its fully registered version, otherwise the virus will not aid you as it says. Be not tricked with it!!! It would not aid you anyway, whether you purchase it or not. Do not tolerate this scamware and do not pay money for it!
Windows Perfomance Manager virus should be removed immediately from your computer. Please carefully follow our removal instructions provided below. It is not enough just to run anti-virus scanning. Make sure to read all our instructions regarding some preliminary steps before executing GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
Windows Perfomance Manager automatic remover:
Before downloading and running GridinSoft Trojan Killer for removal of Windows Perfomance Manager several additional preparatory steps need to be done. This is necesary, because Windows Perfomance Manager 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.
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 for Windows XP
%SysDrive%Users[Current User]Application Data for Windows Vista/7.
In this folder there will be the main executable file of Windows Perfomance Manager, 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 Perfomance Manager 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 Perfomance Manager is silimar to the procedure for removal of Windows Privacy Agent.See the video below:
Windows Perfomance Manager manual removal guide:
Delete Windows Perfomance Manager files:
Delete Windows Perfomance Manager registry entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell “%AppData%\[random].exe”