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Remove Windows Trouble Taker

Saturday, March 24th 2012 under Security by

The truth for Windows Trouble Taker is that it is a trouble maker. Disguised as an anti-virus tool, it infects computers and tries to make money out of its nonexistent full version.

Windows Trouble Taker belongs to the same family of rogues as Windows Debug Center and Windows Defending Center. They are all newly-appeared fake anti-virus programs, which gather speed and infect more and more computers on a daily basis. These hacker-creations manage to infect computers in two ways – via Trojans or via bogus online scanners. Both of these techniques exploit hacked websites, but Trojans are much more sneaky than the scanners.

Figure 1. Windows Trouble Taker screenshot

What the bogus scanners do is to promise a free scan when you land on the hacked webpage they reside on. Instead of the expected scan, however, you only receive a preliminary list of infections and a prompt to download Windows Trouble Taker. Therefor, it is always a good idea to check the legitimacy of a program before you let it enter your PC.

Unfortunately, when Windows Trouble Taker exploits Trojans to get inside a computer system, you will not even sense there is something wrong until it is too late. You trigger the Trojans by clicking on a corrupted webpage, which may even look legitimate. They check your system for vulnerabilities, and if they find any – they use them as a gate through which they enter the PC. As soon as the Trojans enter the system, they assist Windows Trouble Taker in its download and installation.

As a start, Windows Trouble Taker configures itself to be launched automatically as soon as Windows starts. It then starts displaying a whole bunch of phony alerts, which state that the PC has been infected or is under attack. Some of the fake warnings are:

Attempt to modify registry key entries detected. Registry entry analysis is recommended.

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.

Warning! Identity theft attempt Detected
Hidden connection IP:
Target: Your passwords for sites

You should not let these alerts scare you – they do not include any accurate information. Although very irritating, they are harmless and can only slow down your computer’s performance.

Windows Trouble Taker’s scans are performed automatically every time and again. On the surface, the program seems to be working hard. In fact, however, it is incapable of detecting viruses. Therefor, the list of infections presented after each scan is completely counterfeit. In order to remove these nonexistent infections, Windows Trouble Taker asks you to purchase its licensed version, which is also nonexistent. Even if you pay for it, you will not receive an anti-virus program in return, but only more of the same virus – Windows Trouble Taker.

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The malicious program may even prevent you from starting Windows Task Manager and Registry editor, and provides you with its own Advanced Process Control, which looks like a task manager in functionality, but is controlled by the rogue.

In conclusion, there is nothing legitimate in Windows Trouble Taker. It is just malware, which tries to fill the pockets of cyber criminals with your money. Do not let this happen – remove Windows Trouble Taker now via a real AV tool.

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