Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to remove NetworkControl, removal guide

NetworkControl is a new fake security program that pretend to be a firewall application, but unlike it, can not protect your computer from possible attacks from the Internet. This malware is created with one purpose, to trick you into thinking your computer is under a hacker attack.

What NetworkControl does

NetworkControl infiltrate computers through the use of trojans. When the fake firewall is installed, it configures itself to run every time when you start Windows.

Once started, the program will imitate a scan and list a lot of infected files. Of course, the scan and its results are a fake. The rogue uses the false scan results as method to trick you into purchase one of Advanced Net Firewall, Shield EC, Personal Network Protect, IP Blockator, and Network Defender.

While NetworkControl is running, it will display various misleading alerts, nag screens and notifications. Some of the alerts:

Of course, all of these alerts and notifications are a fake and like a fake scan should be ignored.

As you can see, NetworkControl is absolutely useless and what is more, even dangerous software. Most importantly, do not purchase anything that it will suggest you! Instead, please use the NetworkControl removal guide or the instructions below to remove this malware from your computer for free.

How to remove NetworkControl

Open My computer, disk C, NetworkControl folder. Rename nc (or nc.exe) to something like nc1 (nc1.exe). Reboot your computer. Once Windows loaded, remove NetworkControl folder.

Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Double click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When installation is complete, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

Once the program has loaded you will see a screen like below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. When the scan is done, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of malware that  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware found on your computer. Note: list of malware may be different than what is shown in the screen below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - lists of malicious software

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Once disinfection is finished, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.

Note: if you can`t download or run these suggested program above, boot your computer in Safe mode with networking and repeat the above steps once again.

If the instructions does not help you, then ask for help in the Spyware removal forum.

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