Windows Media Center Virus – How to Remove and Stop It

This article has been created in order to help explain what exactly is the Windows Media Center virus and show how you can remove it from your computer completely.

A new virus for Windows has been detected by security researchers to perform a wide variety of malicious tasks including to completely prevent access of the user to his computer. The malware’s primary purpose is to come on your computer, possibly by pretending to be a useful software, but is most likely a hoax antivirus program or any other similar PUP. Once such program is activated, it may trigger script which changes all of the programs on the affected computer to open Windows Media Center automatically, up to the point where you do not have any control over your computer system and everything you click on opens the software..

Threat Summary

NameWindows Media Center Virus
TypeMalware
Short DescriptionSets Windows Media Center as a shortcut to any button or program on your computer and may perform other malicious activities as well.
SymptomsYour computer’s icons all become shortcuts of Windows Media Center and each time you click on any button or try to access software via drop-down or the start menu of Windows, WMC is also opened..
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it. Fake antivirus software.
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Windows Media Center Virus – How Did I Get It

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