Windows AntiBreach Module belongs to the Rogue.FakeVimes family of rogue anti-spyware programs. Experts also classify the program as spyware because Windows AntiBreach Module uses scare tactics to lure the victims into purchasing a product they don’t need. Windows AntiBreach Module is known to perform a fake security scan on the compromised computer and then claims to have detected critical security issues. To remove all supposed threats, the user is asked to buy the licensed version of the product. Needless to say, Windows AntiBreach Module will not eliminate the alleged threats, so experts advise against the purchase of the program. Furthermore, they recommend the immediate removal of Windows AntiBreach Module from the infected PC.
Upon installation Windows, AntiBreach Module is configured to launch every time Windows is started. Once active, Windows AntiBreach Module performs a full system scan on the compromised machine and displays a large number of security warnings and alerts, informing the user about various threats detected on the system. In case the user tries to remove the supposed infections, the rogue anti-virus program states that the full version of the software has to be purchased.
The authors of Windows AntiBreach Module have designed it to look as if it was developed by Microsoft. But users should keep in mind that Microsoft Security Essentials is the only antivirus program maintained by Microsoft.
The alerts, displayed by Windows AntiBreach Module are something in the lines of:
Potential security threat detected. It is recommended to activate the protection and perform a full system scan to eliminate the malware.”
Windows AntiBreach Module – Distribution Methods
Windows AntiBreach Module can be delivered to the victim’s computer using the following techniques:
- via hacked websites, containing exploit code
- through bundled downloads
- through fake Java or Flash Player updates
- by clicking on various pop-ads on corrupted web pages
- via exploit kits
Users are advised to avoid clicking on pop-ups promoting free system scans and visiting suspicious websites. It is possible that Windows AntiBreach Module also delivers other threats to the compromised machine, so removing is as soon as possible may save the users a lot of time and trouble later on.
Windows AntiBreach Module Removal
Although Windows AntiBreach Module is not considered a high-level security threat, experts recommend its immediate removal from the affected machine. Windows AntiBreach Module can be removed manually or with the assistance of a legit anti-malware program.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool.