Windows Oversight Center

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Windows Oversight Center 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 Oversight Center is a fake anti-spyware application that falsely scans, detects, and claims to eliminate threats on your PC. This rogue security application has Windows Oversight Center's sights set on deceiving you, convincing you of Windows Oversight Center's authenticity, tricking you into proving your private financial information, and then robbing you blind.

Windows Oversight Center is an update on an older model of rogue security applications that fall within the family of fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. Some of the other members of this family of rogue security applications are Windows Supervision Center, Windows Defence Center, and Windows Stability Center. Each of these rogue security applications employ the well-known brand name, 'Windows,'to confuse and deceive unsuspecting victims into thoughtlessly believing in their legitimacy. In appearance, aesthetics, and design characteristics, these families of fake security programs are all alike and meant to bear a striking resemblance to legitimate PC security tools.

Posing as a genuine part of Windows and Microsoft Security Essentials software, Windows Oversight Center attempts to earn your belief in Windows Oversight Center's legitimacy in the hopes of tricking you into buying into Windows Oversight Center's scareware campaign. The entirety of this rogueware program was created and designed solely to convince users of the existence of severe security threats on their computer, in an attempt to, subsequently, scare and scam Windows Oversight Center's victims into purchasing the phony Windows Oversight Center quick-fix, rogue security program.

Windows Oversight Center is distributed via the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware, which this rogue security application uses to install its malicious payload, regardless of whether you consent or allow it to do so. Windows Oversight Center also employs this Trojan to fabricate an initial security scan, and subsequent warning about an Unknown Win32/Trojan infection on your PC.

In addition to the initial scan, Windows Oversight Center will also display alerts about other Trojans, viruses, spyware, and other PC threats, such as Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.

In effect, what happens is – with the help of Windows Oversight Center's paired Trojan – Windows Oversight Center breaks past your PC's security defenses without your knowledge or permission, latches onto your PC system and then, fearlessly, establishes itself there. Once Windows Oversight Center has done so and has managed to take a controlling position within your PC, this rogue security application will immediately begin to take over control of your web browser, block various programs from running or being executed, and generate a constant flow of pop-up security alerts.

Once Windows Oversight Center has successfully evaded your PC's security program, Windows Oversight Center will begin prompting bogus security scans on your PC, and will subsequently begin to generate and display fake threat detection alerts. Windows Oversight Center will begin to bombard you with these generated pop-up security alerts. This is the most obvious and visible of Windows Oversight Center's actions.

The alerts will often appear the same BUT the text of the alerts will change. Below is a brief list of some of likely alerts that Windows Oversight Center will generate:
System Security Warning
Attempt to modify register key entries is detected. Register entries analysis is recommended.

Location: c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
Viruses: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot

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.

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 serious 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.

The scans and alerts undertaken by Windows Oversight Center will always claim to have found a ton of fear-inducing infections on your PC system but, remember, this is just Windows Oversight Center's scaremongering. The scans and alerts employed by Windows Oversight Center are nothing more or less than techniques meant to manipulate you into purchasing the 'full version' of this rogue security program's absolutely useless, fake PC security product.

Windows Oversight Center is able to compromise your PC's security and privacy without either your knowledge or consent and can dramatically slow down your PC's overall performance and activity. As Windows Oversight Center is a dangerous and harmful PC threat, if you find that Windows Oversight Center has managed to get Windows Oversight Center's hooks into your PC, you should find a good PC security solution that will detect and safely remove this dangerous threat.

To check your computer for Windows Oversight Center, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

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


Detection of Windows Oversight Center (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Windows Oversight Center 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 Oversight Center from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Windows Oversight Center manually

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


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

Other Files


Registry Keys

  • 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\avastsvc.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\msseces.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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = "%AppData%\Microsoft\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"

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