Live PC Care

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Live PC Care Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Live PC Care is a malicious fraud, and a rogue anti-virus application. Live PC Care has been traced to an origin in Russia in late 2009, and it is extremely similar to System Defender, Enterprise Suite, and Additional Guard. Live PC Care also uses a lot of the same screens and interfaces as Home Personal Antivirus, Windows System Defender, and Windows PC Defender. All of these similar applications are also malware; they are all scams that exploit people's fear of viruses.

Do Not Be Fooled by Live PC Care's Appearance

What makes Live PC Care especially troublesome is that its focus is on getting you to believe that it is a Microsoft product and a Windows component, when nothing could be further from the truth. The trouble is Live PC Care is pretty convincing. It has a home screen structured to include all the elements of a Windows component or utility, styled around Windows XP. All of the details of an actual Windows component are there, including the navigation bar along the top of the window, the color scheme, the links and options on the left side of the window, and even the Windows Security Center shield logo. The name is meant to conjure up associations with Windows too, since it would be easy to think that Live PC Care might have something to do with Windows Live services. Just in case all of this is not enough, Live PC Care will sometimes explicitly claim to be a Microsoft product. All of this probably would help to prevent any suspicion about the fact that you didn't download Live PC Care, by suggesting that it is there by default as part of Windows.

Live PC Care will set itself to run immediately after Windows starts, every time you start the computer. The phony home screen will open, and show warning messages that claim that threats have been detected on your computer. Live PC Care will actually list these threats, and if you look up their names, you will find that they correspond to real viruses and that the files really do exist on your computer. However, there is nothing to these files; Live PC Care created them so that it could "find" them later, using real names of viruses in order to make the effect more frightening. Similarly, Live PC Care will cause warnings to pop up from the System Tray, which match the format and style of actual Windows warnings, and which warn you about urgent threats that Live PC Care claims to have found. Look at these warnings a little more closely, and you will find that they are worded strangely and contain grammatical and spelling errors. Live PC Care will show the same warnings, and claim to find the same infections, on every PC it infects.

Do Not Let Yourself be Manipulated by Live PC Care

All of the warnings about urgent threats that Live PC Care creates are intended to get you to do one thing: pay money for software that does not actually exist. The home screen and pop-ups will prompt you to "activate" Live PC Care in order to get "ultimate protection". Of course, to do this, Live PC Care wants to charge you money. Do not fall for it! Live PC Care is the result of an infection with a Trojan, which typically sneaks its way onto a computer while hidden in a harmless-looking download. When the Trojan finishes downloading, it opens a backdoor and downloads Live PC Care, and then its mission is complete – the whole thing happens without your knowledge, and the first thing you notice is Live PC Care doing its thing and consuming stupid amounts of system resources while doing it.

The situation is not hopeless. You can get Live PC Care off of your computer. Most importantly, remember that you do not have to pay money to Live PC Care's creators in order for that to happen.

To check your computer for Live PC Care, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Live PC Care and other threats. If you detect the presence of Live PC Care on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Live PC Care.

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Detection of Live PC Care (Recommended)

Live PC Care is difficult to detect and remove. Live PC Care is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Live PC Care, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Live PC Care and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Live PC Care scan/check to successfully detect all Live PC Care files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Live PC Care, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Live PC Care or follow the Live PC Care manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Live PC Care. Live PC Care can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Live PC Care involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Live PC Care on your system. Live PC Care installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Live PC Care, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Live PC Care and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Live PC Care, the next advised step is to remove Live PC Care with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Live PC Care may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Live PC Care from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Live PC Care, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Live PC Care along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Live PC Care, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Live PC Care and other types of spyware.

Remove Live PC Care manually

Another method to remove Live PC Care is to manually delete Live PC Care files in your system. Detect and remove the following Live PC Care files:

Processes

  • %UserProfile%\Recent\fan.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\DBOLE.exe

DLLs

  • %UserProfile%\Recent\FW.dll
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\ppal.dll
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\runddl.dll
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\SM.dll
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\exec.dll

Other Files

  • %UserProfile%\Recent\hymt.drv
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\kernel32.drv
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\PE.tmp
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\ppal.sys
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\cb.drv
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\CLSV.sys
  • %UserProfile%\Recent\DBOLE.sys
  • Live PC Care
  • Live PC Care.lnk
  • %AppData%\Live PC Care

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Live PC Care"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "URL" = "http://search-gala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "RunInvalidSignatures" = "1"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform "[xSP_2:117fc3395e69e29f71abba93a68c4181_7]"
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\xp_5ea56.DocHostUIHandler
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes "URL" = "http://search-gala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\3
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = "no"

External links

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