Windows Performance Catalyst looks professional and trustworthy, however, under a Microsoft name and interface, alike to the Microsoft Security Center lays a member of a Rogue.VirusDoctor family. This rogue is a clone of Home Safety Essentials and Windows Protection Master, meaning that Windows Performance Catalyst does not come from a legitimate company, so it should be removed as soon as it is noticed to avoid the irreversible damage of your system.
Just like its predecessors Windows Performance Catalyst most often sneaks into the computer through hacked websites using Trojans and online scanners that perform a simulated scan of your computer convincing you, that your system is infested with bogus malware, such as Monitor, Email-Worm, NetTool, Trojan-Ransom and others. Do not believe anything Windows Performance Catalyst reports, because in reality none of the detected threats exist. You may start seeing fake warning messages such as:
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk.
It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Warning! Virus Detected
Threat detected: FTP Server
Infected file: C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\wmploc.dll
If you fall for the scam and try to delete the bogus malware, you will be asked to purchase the full version of Windows Performance Catalyst. If you decide to buy it and enter the credit card details, you can be sure that they will be sent to cyber criminals, who will use it for multiple purposes. To make matters worse, the rogue restricts your access to the internet, meaning that it changes your proxy settings, which makes it more difficult to remove Windows Performance Catalyst.
Just like any other Rogue.VirusDoctor family rogue, it may block the most important Windows tools, which will make your computer barely usable. This rogue can damage to your system in many ways, so instead of dealing with it, you should get a genuine security software to remove Windows Performance Catalyst from your computer.