Tuesday, 20 April 2010

How to remove Windows Performance Center (Uninstall guide)

Windows Performance Center is a fake pop-up/warning that impersonates Microsoft Windows XP Security Center and reports false system security threats to make you think that your sensitive information is not secure or that your computer is infected with malware. It's a part of rogueware attack. Usually, clicking on a malicious search result yields this fake Windows Performance Center warning. If you click on the "Fix all" button then another pop up will show up and will prompt you to install the rogue anti-virus program called Security Tool (could be any other rogue program actually) to remove the infections which don't even exist.

If you find that your computer is infected with Security Tool or any other rogue antivirus program, please use a reputable anti-malware program to remove malware form your computer as soon as possible. You may choose from several legitimate and free anti-spyware or anti-malware programs to remove Windows Performance Center malware.
In case of Security Tool malware infection, please read this article: How to remove Security Tool.
If you have any questions or additional information about this infection please leave a comment. Good luck and be safe!

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