Windows Performance Catalyst - How to remove?


Windows Performance Catalyst is a fake antivirus program that belongs to a huge family of rogue infections. One of the most infamous infections from this family was Think Point, recently Windows Protection Master has been detected and now it seems that Windows Performance Catalyst will be the next one to infect thousands of computer systems. The application spreads to computers over Trojan viruses. This prevents computer user from noticing the infiltration of the badware. Once inside, the application takes the system over and starts dominating there.

Right when the system is rebooted, Windows Performance Catalyst runs it scanner and imitates looking for infections. After a few minutes of scanning, the application displays a list of supposedly detected threats. In fact, the program displays the same list of infections for every single computer system. This only shows that Windows Performance Catalyst is not able to detect anything. The program only wants to create an illusion that your system is infected and then it offers purchasing a full version of its program in order to get money from you.

Additionally, the application generates fake security notifications in order to scare you even more into thinking your system is at risk. These messages basically warn that some of your programs in your system is infected, spyware infections has been detected, etc. Here’s how they look like:

Warning! Identity theft attempt detected
Hidden connection ip: XXXX
Target: Your bank account details.

Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.

Warning! Spambot detected!
Attention! A spambot is sending viruses from your e-mail has been detected on your PC.
Yes, protect my PC and remove spambot now (Recommended)

Torrent Alert
Recommended: Please use secure encrypted protocol for torrent links.
Torrent link detected!
Receiving this notification means that you have violated the copyright laws. Using Torrent for downloading movies and licensed software shall be prosecuted and you may be sued for cybercrime and breach of law under the SOPA legislation.
Please register your copy of the AV to activate anonymous data transfer and protocol through the torrent link.

Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server
Infected file: C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\wmploc.dll

Security experts strongly recommend getting rid of Windows Performance Catalyst as soon as possible, using a full version of a reliable antispyware program. What is more, a reputable antispyware program with a real time protection can help you too avoid this type of parasites. Once disabled, reboot to Safe Mode with networking and download spyhunter, 2012 version of spyware doctor or some other reputable antispyware program. Make sure to have an upgraded version of a program.


Automatic Windows Performance Catalyst removal tools


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Manual Windows Performance Catalyst removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Windows Performance Catalyst, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Windows Performance Catalyst infected files and get help in Windows Performance Catalyst removal by using Reimage scanner. 


Windows Performance Catalyst screenshots

August 18th, 2016 00:52, August 18th, 2016 00:52
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