Network Control Solution Center is a counterfeit Windows security tool and optimization program that was tagged as rogue for its dangerous activities once inside the computer. Network Control is somehow a new combination of rogue program merged into one. It can penetrate a computer with ease by utilizing a Trojan that will function as a downloader. A browser hijacker is also implemented to spread Network Control by taking advantage of the fast Internet connection. Fake online virus scanner will tend to scan a visiting computer and displays fake results. Commonly, detected threats are non-existent and were just fabricated to scare users and convince them about the harmed security status of the computer. With this, malware authors have no difficulty on endorsing Network Control as the only solution for virus infections. A example of detected network problem is:
System was unable to find installed IP-blocking software.
Search the Internet for suitable software
IP-blocking software already installed
Why do I keep receiving these warnings?
As much as possible, please ignore whatever alerts, warnings, and links it will provide. It can add more harm to a computer when followed or executed. Remove Network Control immediately with your trusted anti-virus or anti-malware program. Be sure to have the updated database before proceeding with the thorough scan of the computer. If threats are detected, do not hesitate to clean or remove them.
What are the Symptoms of Network Control Infection?
It will modify Windows Registry and add the following entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = “0″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnPostRedirect” = “0″
The threat will drop the following malicious files:
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp\abc
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp\i.bat
Follow these Procedures to Remove Network Control
Procedure 1: Manual Removal
For users with technical skills in dealing with computer problems, executing this manual removal is enough to stop the malware. However, we highly recommend running anti-malware scan to remove other hidden files. For users who are not tech-savvy, you must skip this step. Start on Procedure 2 and proceed onwards. Automatic removal takes longer to accomplish but is less difficult to execute.
1. Restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking
- After turning On the power of the computer, just before Windows start, press F8.
- From the selections, choose Safe Mode with Networking. Please use keyboard's arrow up/down to navigate between selections and press Enter to proceed.
2. Remove Registry entries added by Network Control. You MUST BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST.
- Click Start > Run.
- Type in the field, regedit.
- Navigate and look for the registry entries mentioned above and delete if necessary.
3. Delete malicious files that the threat added:
- Base on the given location above, browse and delete the file.
- If no location is given, click Start>Search> and search for the files.
- If cannot be deleted, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to access Task Manager, see if the file is running in the process. If it is, select the file and click End Process. Perform file delete again.
4. Scan computer with Antivirus Program
- Update antivirus program.
- Scan computer and delete all detected threats.
- Restart Windows.
Procedure 2: Scan and remove Network Control files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
To remove Network Control, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking on the button below. This tool is effective in getting rid of Trojans, viruses and malware.
1. After downloading, please install the program using the default settings.
2. At the end of the installation, please make sure that it will download necessary updates.
3. Once update has completed. The tool will launch.
4. Thoroughly scan the computer and remove all threats detected by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
Protect your PC from Network Control or Similar Attack
Turn On Security Features of your Internet Browser
For safe browsing, each browser programs have their own features for blocking malicious Internet traffic. This feature is capable of detecting whether the site you are trying to visit is listed as harmful and infected with viruses. Phishing and malware web sites will not escape the filtering applied by your browser if the feature is active. Here are the safety features for corresponding Internet browsers.
- Internet Explorer - Smart Screen Filter
This feature of Internet Explorer will check web pages for harmful entities. SmartScreen Filter immediately alerts you if it found the page suspicious. View complete information from this page.
- Google Chrome - Phishing and Malware Protection
Safe browsing feature of Google Chrome uses a technology that protects the computer against virus and malware attacks that may arise while browsing the web. Click here to activate this feature.
- Mozilla Firefox - Block Attack Site and Web Forgeries