Windows Power Expansion

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Windows Power Expansion 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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Windows Power Expansion, another rogue security clone and imposter of Microsoft Security Essentials tools, is on the loose and wants to deceive unsuspecting PC users into buying its fake full version. Windows Power Expansion is part of a long list of rogue security programs such as Windows Defence Center, Windows Debug System, Windows Servant System, Windows Efficiency Manager, Windows Error Correction, Windows Performance Manager, to name just a few.

Will You Be The Next Victim?

If you answer yes to any of the following, you could become the next notch on some scammer's belt.
  1. After downloading freeware and shareware, a slick-looking interface touting the Windows logo alerts you of a security breach or intrusion. The name reads Windows Power Expansion, and this professional-looking program is promising you detection of intruders and a quick fix or removal, but first you need to 'click' and perform a scan of all your files. Do you click 'Yes?'

  2. Amidst the annoying pop-ups and the critical alert below, you accept that everything you are seeing must be real.

    Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
    Potential Threat Details
    Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your private or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'show details' to learn more.

  3. Windows Power Expansion finds a list of violations, viruses, and infected files and uses an authentic-looking Windows alert box to advise the following threat (below). Windows Power Expansion wants you to download its full-version so that it can remove the found violations. Do you comply?

    Threat prevention solution found
    Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
    Risk of system files infection:
    The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

  4. You are scared and desperate, so you download Windows Power Expansion's full version and allow it to reboot your system and run. Again, it requests you 'click' and run a scan. While Windows Power Expansion is scanning your system, you receive the below alerts and warnings. Are you scared?

    System Security Warning
    Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.


    System component corrupted!
    System reboot error has occurred due to lsass.exe system process failure.
    This may be caused by severe malware infections.
    Automatic restore of lsass.exe backup copy completed.
    The correct system performance can not be resumed without eliminating the cause of lsass.exe corruption.


    Warning!
    Name: firefox.exe
    Name: c:\program files\firefox\firefox.exe
    Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to enable the security mode and run total System scanning.

Well, if you are not scared, you should be. If you answered 'yes' to any one the above questions, chances are you just got scammed. Windows Power Expansion is part of a huge scare and scam operation plaguing the Internet and robbing PC users.

Everything Windows Power Expansion has presented is all made up, a phony, to convince you that you need to download and buy its full-version software to fix vapor threats. What has not been revealed is the true motive and true threat of Windows Power Expansion. While your eyes were consumed by all the bogus alerts, scans, and reporting exploding on your Desktop, a Trojan horse, a key accomplice and component of Windows Power Expansion, was secretly attacking your system. Trojan horse is a rebel and gladly disarms your defenses, including your anti-malware and admin controls. This nasty microbe also hijacked your browser, so that if you attempt to use it, you will be rerouted to a malicious website promoting none other than Windows Power Expansion.
Windows Power Expansion is trying to hoodwink you, and when you download its nasty infected files, Trojan horse will swipe your credit card or bank information and open the back door of your PC up to an outside hacker.

Do not fall prey to this vindictive scheme, and do not willingly participate in your own robbery. Remove Windows Power Expansion and its band of microbes off your system!

To check your computer for Windows Power Expansion, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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

Contents

Detection of Windows Power Expansion (Recommended)

Windows Power Expansion is difficult to detect and remove. Windows Power Expansion is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Windows Power Expansion, 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 Windows Power Expansion and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

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

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Windows Power Expansion. Windows Power Expansion can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Windows Power Expansion 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 Windows Power Expansion on your system. Windows Power Expansion 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 Windows Power Expansion, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Windows Power Expansion and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Windows Power Expansion, the next advised step is to remove Windows Power Expansion with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Windows Power Expansion 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 Windows Power Expansion from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Windows Power Expansion, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Windows Power Expansion 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 Windows Power Expansion, 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 Windows Power Expansion and other types of spyware.

Remove Windows Power Expansion manually

Another method to remove Windows Power Expansion is to manually delete Windows Power Expansion files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows Power Expansion files:

Processes

  • %AppData%\Microsoft\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Other Files

  • Windows Power Expansion.lnk
  • Uninstall Windows Power Expansion.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell "%AppData%\Microsoft\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avastsvc.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avastui.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe | Debugger
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\egui.exe | Debugger
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msascui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\egui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'

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