Windows Efficiency Console Removal Guide

Do you know what Windows Efficiency Console is?

Windows Efficiency Console is a rogue anti-virus program and if you want to prevent serious problems, remove it from the PC right now. Ignore its fake scanner and misleading pop-up warnings because they are displayed in order to inveigle you into purchasing its so-called full version. The fraudulent program belongs to a group of scareware called Rogue.VirusDoctor, which includes Windows Warding Module, Windows Active HostSpot, Windows Cleaning Toolkit and many other rogue applications. All of them look identical, and they contain elements that are typical of Windows products. And if you think that you have acquired a security tool that is developed by Microsoft, you are seriously mistaken. Windows Efficiency Console is a scam, and the sooner you remove it from the PC, the better.

The only goal of the rogue Windows Efficiency Console is to obtain your money. The fake application displays a system scanner which supposedly detects numerous Trojan horses and other threats to lure you into buying a license key for the application. To make the situation more convincing, Windows Efficiency Console generates different system tray warnings, some of which are given below:

Trojan activity detected. System integrity at risk.
Full system scan is highly recommended.
Windows Efficiency Console Removal GuideWindows Efficiency Console screenshot
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System data security is at risk!
To prevent potential PC errors, run a full system scan.

None of the warnings that are displayed by the rogue application provide the actual information about your computer because Windows Efficiency Console only imitates operations typical of legitimate anti-virus programs.

If you are concerned about the performance of the system because you cannot launch various computer applications and access the Internet, remove the rogue program to make those malfunctions will disappear. The malicious application creates its registry entries and infects the running processes so that you cannot use the computer as usual. Once you delete all those malicious components from the system and shield the system from new threats, you can use the PC and browse the Internet as usual.

We recommend that you implement SpyHunter because it can eliminate the rogue application in no time and safeguard the system against numerous computer infections. Since Windows Efficiency Console disables executable files, some steps have to be followed in order to install the recommended anti-spyware program. First, you should activate the program with one of the keys presented below and then install the spyware removal tool:


If you do not want to use the activation keys, use the instructions given below.

How to remove Windows Efficiency Console

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Once the BIOS splash screen loads, start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter.
  4. Next to C:\Windows\system32\, type cd.. and press Enter.
  5. When the line C:\Windows appears, type in \exporer.exe and press Enter.
  6. Open the Start menu.
  7. In the search box, type in %aapdata%. On Windows XP, first open the Run command.
  8. Click OK.
  9. 9. Delete the file guard-{4 random symbols}.exe.
  10. Restart the computer.
  11. Open the Start menu.
  12. In the search box, type in regedit. On Windows XP, first open the Run command.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Follow the path HKEY_CURRECT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Winlogon.
  15. Right-click on “Shell” and select Modify.
  16. Type in %WindDir%\Explorer.exe and click OK.
  17. Go to and download SpyHunter.
  18. Install the application.

In non-techie terms:

Windows Efficiency Console is a fake anti-virus program, and if you want to use the computer as usual, remove it from the PC as soon as you can. It is installed without your permission, and once present on the PC, it seeks to deceive you into purchasing its full version. Do not make any payment regarding the activation of Windows Efficiency Console because it is only a waste of time and money.

Aliases: WindowsEfficiencyConsole.