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Windows Attention Utility

Alias: Windows Attention Utility

Description:

Windows Attention Utility is a fake Windows tool belonging to the Microsoft Security Essentials Alert family of fake Windows products. Once it infects your computer, Windows Attention Utility pretends to scan your computer for viruses then claims to finds various infections. If you accept to remove the alleged infections, you are directed to their payment page in order to purchase the full version.

The fact that Windows Attention Utility arrives at your computer without your knowledge makes it also a trojan. In order for Windows Attention Utility to stop you from removing it, it disables your existing antivirus and antispyware programs and blocks access to help forums and to major name brand antispyware and antivirus vendor websites. It can also disable Task Manager so that you don't shut it down manually.

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Step 1: Download Vkill. If you cannot download Vkill directly to the infected computer, you can download it onto a clean computer and transfer it to the infected computer (by using a network or a flash drive).

If you cannot download directly to the infected computer and you do not know how to transfer files between two computers, click here for instructions on how to restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking. Once you are logged in Safe Mode, you can download SpyNoMore.

Step 2: Double-click Vkill several quick times in a row to disable Windows Attention Utility. Make sure to save any unsaved work before you do that.

PLEASE NOTE: The purpose of double-clicking Vkill several times is to work around the infection's blocking ability. So make sure to keep double-clicking on Vkill until a notepad text file opens up. This text file will list the names of the processes killed. Once you see the text file, you can proceed to step 3 below. If you have clicked Vkill several times quickly and you still do not see a notepad text file open up, rename Vkill to 'iexplore' and try again.

Step 3: Once Windows Attention Utility has been disabled by Vkill, you can download and run SpyNoMore. SpyNoMore will download updates then scan your computer and if Windows Attention Utility is present, SNM will detect it and you will be able to see either Windows Attention Utility or Fake Microsoft Security Essentials in the scan results. These are the same product. Please note that the free version of SpyNoMore will only show you the detections. In order to remove the infection you need to purchase a 1-year license which costs $29.95 (or $39.95 for 3 computers). In all cases, you will be able to see the infection in the free version scan results.

Step 4: After the scan is completed, click on Remove Spyware to purchase a 1-year SpyNoMore license. Your payment will be processed securely by Regnow.com (a Digital River company) who are considered to be among the most secure online payment processors in the industry. More details on Digital River Regnow here.

Windows Attention Utility Symptoms

If you try to run your antivirus to remove Windows Attention Utility, you receive a security alert warning saying that the application is infected. Other messages are:

  • Warning! Security Alert Software without a digital certificate is detected. System files security is at risk. It is strongly recommended to enable the security mode. Options are Deny, Enable Protection.

    Windows Attention Utility is normally installed by means of a trojan or by drive-by downloads from rogue websites. In sone cases, it can be mistakenly downloaded from one of many fraudulent Fake Scanner Sites.


    Windows Attention Utility displays exaggerated fake scan results similar to those shown below:

    Windows Attention Utility








    Threat type:

    Hijacker - A Hijacker is a software application that takes control of your browser's settings. Usually it changes your home page and redirects it to some unknown site or modifies your search settings. It prevents you from changing back your browser's settings. An infected browser usually operates much slower.

    Ransomware - Ransomware is a software application that infects a computer and asks for money to have the infection removed.

    Trojan - A Trojans or Trojan Horse is any programs that installs itself secretly normally via malware programs, quite often with sinister intent. Once installed, the trojan author (hacker) can gain complete control of the infected PC. Trojans are usually designed to steal sensitive information and/or destroy the system. Trojans can be distributed as unsolicited email attachments, or bundled with freeware and shareware programs.


    Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.

    Detection:
    SpyNoMore removes Windows Attention Utility: Yes

    Threat risk: Very High Risk
    Remove Windows Attention Utility, Windows Attention Utility Remover
    Extremely dangerous malware. Uses stealth installation, randomly named entries and has the capability to self update or resurrect after incomplete removal. Almost impossible to remove manually. Category mostly consists of trojans and spyware.

    Symptoms:

    Windows Attention Utility disables (turns off) Windows Defender.

    Following error message is received on computers infected with Windows Attention Utility:

    Warning! Security Alert

    Software without a digital certificate is detected. System files security is at risk. It is strongly recommended to enable the security mode. Options are Deny, Enable Protection.

    Considerable System productivity Decline is observed.

    Total System scanning is recommended to remove all all reasons of productivity decline.

    System Security Warning

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

    Warning! Security Alert

    Potentially harmful software is detected. To enable the security mode and remove harmful software it is recommended to perform a cleanup. Options are Deny, Enable Protection.

    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.

    System Security Warning

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

    Security Alert!

    Application that seems to be a key-logger is detected. System information security is at risk.



    Windows Attention Utility Signature Details: The following information includes some of the standard signatures associated with this spyware threat. Please do not attempt to manually remove these items from your computer; Removing these items incorrectly or partially can cause your computer to experience critical errors, prevent your computer from restarting or cause loss of Internet connectivity. Should you be infected with Windows Attention Utility, you can clean your computer by downloading SpyNoMore now.

    Running Process Signatures:
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    File Signatures:
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    Registered Dll (Dynamic Link Library) Signatures:
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    Folder Signatures:
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    Registry Signatures:
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    SpyNoMore Collected Residual File Signatures:
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