Feb 22

Windows Performance Catalyst

The Windows Performance Catalyst is a rogue which is installed through Fake Codec scams and Fake Online Scanner Scams telling the user they need to update their Flash Player or they are infected to get the user to download and install the rogue.

The Windows Performance Catalyst uses scare tactics with fake alerts  stating the computer is infected to get the user to purchase the rogue and registry entries to block the running of the majority of Antivirus and other security applications.

Windows Performance Catalyst GUI

Files and Locations:
<Drive>:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\<USER>\APPLICATION DATA\Inspector-<random Names>.exe
<Drive>:\USERS\<USER>\AppData\ROAMING\Inspector-<Random Names>.exe

The Windows Performance Catalyst rogue can be removed with manually, but because of blocking apps and possible infections by other malware that may have been included, it is best to use our Antivirus removal tool, VIPRE Antivirus.

You can download a free trial to remove the rogue by clicking on the link below:


 If you are unable to download and install our malware removal tool because the rogue has infected your computer and is not allowing you to install the program, you can use our VIPRE Rescue Disc here:


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