Do you know what Windows Tasks Optimizer is?
Do not fall for the clever lies of Windows Tasks Optimizer. This rogue antispyware application is the latest addition to the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials scam, and is geared to cause your system serious harm. Users infected with Windows Tasks Optimizer will be surprised to learn of its presence on their systems, since they never agreed to install it in the first place. Windows Tasks Optimizer does not wait for an invitation, however, and enters the system surreptitiously without the user’s permission.
Windows Tasks Optimizer will exploit all possible system and browser susceptibilities in order to gain entry into its victim’s system. Making use of browser hijacking websites as well as bogus online malware scanners, forms part of Windows Tasks Optimizer’s most popular online marketing strategies. Once Windows Tasks Optimizer securely roots itself in the system it will start its attack against the PC.
This will be heralded by the user receiving various fake security messages generated by Windows Tasks Optimizer in an attempt to confuse and scare him into paying for its worthless software. All of the correspondence received from Windows Tasks Optimizer is fake of course, and users are urged to view it in that light. Some of the fake threats reported on include Backdoor:Win32.Rbot and Unknown Win32/Trojan. Never act on any fake security alert received from Windows Tasks Optimizer, as this will only make it easier for the rogue to ultimately rip you off.
Symptoms associated with this rogue include users being unable to connect to the Internet, as well as the inability to launch any type of executable on the system. This is done in an effort by the rogue to prevent the user from downloading or running any type of application which could detect and ultimately remove Windows Tasks Optimizer from the system. Other symptoms include poor system performance and increased erratic system behavior.
When all is said and done, you have to eradicate Windows Tasks Optimizer immediately in order to limit the damage this rogue will cause to your system. This can easily be done by employing the removal power of a genuine security tool which will not only annihilate Windows Tasks Optimizer but also protect your PC against similar future attacks.
In non techie terms:
Windows Tasks Optimizer is a fake security application only out to steal your money. Take back your PC and destroy Windows Tasks Optimizer immediately.