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Windows Attention Utility
Alias: Windows Attention Utility
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.
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.
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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:
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:
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.
SpyNoMore removes Windows Attention Utility: Yes
Threat risk: Very High Risk
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.
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