Do you know what Windows Accelerating Utility is?
The Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam is the ever-growing family of rogue antispyware which includes such notorious computer threats as Windows Concern System, Windows Necessary Firewall, Windows Risks Preventions and many more. Windows Accelerating Utility is the newest addition to the family and it shares the same characteristics as its predecessors. Basically, the only thing that makes it different from its forerunners is its name.
Windows Accelerating Utility pretends to be a reliable security program so that it could steal your money and damage your computer. It sends loads of fake security notification messages about non-existent threats in your system, in hopes of scaring you into purchasing the full version of the program. Windows Accelerating Utility also performs a fake system scan and gives security rating to various system components. Needless to say, that the rating it gives to the system is very low and then the rogue prompts you to fix the errors it has “found”.
The rogue does not fix the errors, however. In fact, it does not have the ability to do so, because none of these errors exist in your computer. If you try to fix errors with Windows Accelerating Utility you are redirected to the rogue’s purchase page, and you are asked to fill in the blanks with your name, last name, address, credit card number, credit card expiration date and the CVV2 code. This information is necessary for the criminals behind Windows Accelerating Utility, because they want to perform illegal operations and extract all of your money from your bank account.
On top of that, if Windows Accelerating Utility remains in your computer, it causes it to run slow, and also reduces your Internet bandwidth and as a result you experience a slow internet connection. With everything said, this rogue is a dangerous security threat and you need to remove Windows Accelerating Utility from your system immediately, if you don’t want to suffer extreme consequences. If you are not confident of your IT skills the automatic malware removal is recommended wherein you use a reliable antispyware tool to intercept and delete the rogue once and for all.
In non-techie terms:
Windows Accelerating Utility is a fake rogue antispyware program. It looks very much like genuine antivirus software, but it has been created to fool unsuspecting users and rip them off. It also damages your computer while trying to rob you, so you need to erase Windows Accelerating Utility without any hesitation.