The malware described in this article claims to be the same application as Microsoft Security Essentials. It even has the very similar interface (known as GUI) and it imitates the scanning of your computer. However, this is nothing but the misleading campaign on fooling simple users and making them scared with the horrible report of this malware about various sorts of infections detected by it. Trusting this rogue is a serious mistake. Removing the hoax is the right decision. Ignoring its bogus and fake notifications is a must for you. Do not buy this malware application, no mater how convincing it might seem to you.
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Beware of Windows Protection Master malware. This is a rogue security software. Instead of buying it please remove it without hesitation. Trojans, spyware, malicious links, corrupted downloads bundled with viruses and even social networks like Facebook can be the source of malware attacks that cause this rogue software to implant itself into your computer. From the screenshot of this fake anti-virus it becomes obvious that it tries to imitate legitimate Windows Security Center. Nevertheless, please differentiate between the true Security Center of Windows operating system (whatever version you have) and this hoax that has the similar interface. If you see Windows Protection Master program ignore all that it tells you and prepare for the battle to destroy this malware without hesitation.
Meet Security Scanner virus – the next nasty pest wearing the garments of some legitimate anti-spyware program. This is the new malware that has been released just recently and launched into the world wide web realms several hours ago. The rogue is the successor of Security Shield malware application previously reviewed by us. The removal methods for both of these fake security products are the same. They require some manual interference on user’s part in order to facilitate the removal process. The reason for manual tricks to be implemented is because Security Scanner virus (aka Security Scanner 2012) blocks user’s attempts to delete it. Thus, when one tries to launch available decent anti-virus program installed on the infected computer such attempt is terminated by the malware. The fake message is presented by the hoax saying that the file you are going to execute is infected with certain strange and horrible virus you’ve never heard of. The bogus notification with the similar contents is presented when trying to execute Task Manager to terminate the virus process. There are many fake infections that are introduced by the malware called Security Scanner. Some of them are quoted below.
Internet Defender program, just as Security Defender previously described, deserves to be classified as rogue anti-spyware software. For this reason we have assigned “Fake AV” category to this malware sample. No doubt, we do need reliable protection in the cyber world today where Internet is full of unwanted and malicious applications. However, Internet Defender fake anti-virus cannot actually render such security services. It only tells it is designed to protect your system from cyber exposure, whereas the program is not capable of detecting and removing real virus threats. What it actually does is imitation of a legitimate program. But do you know that decent security applications never act like this rogue? First of all, it penetrates into your computer without your “invitation”. Users do not give their consent or permission for Internet Defender to install itself, however, the malware succeeds in this without user’s knowledge or authorization. Isn’t this trait peculiar to all fake anti-spyware tools we previously reviewed? Indeed, the same can be applied to the above-mentioned malware. You cannot observe its installation process or terminate it. Similarly, you will not be able to remove it using generally accepted software uninstall methods via “Add/Remove” section of your Control Panel. Taking the above mentioned information into consideration we draw the right conclusion that Internet Defender is the malware program to avoid by all means.
Internet Security 2013 malware appeared recently, following its slightly different predecessor named Internet Security 2012, the rogue previously described by us. Both of these fake anti-spyware programs have the similar core process named amsecure.exe. Both of them give similar fake security popups and notifications about all your programs and exe-files being infected with W32.Blaster.Worm virus. Even though W32.Blaster.Worm infection is a real threat, nevertheless, in this particular case the report of Internet Security scam about its presence on your PC is totally fabricated. Internet Security rogue can be removed using several techniques and tricks. The very malware uninstall process can be either automatic or manual. Automatic removal can be successfully accomplished with the help of decent and reliable anti-virus software described in this blog. However, even with the case of automatic virus elimination manual interference is required on user’s part. This is all because Internet Security scareware blocks all user’s attempts to delete it, resulting in total inability to launch Task Manager, Internet Explorer or other browser and even the available anti-spyware applications already available on the infected computer. By the way, this is most probably their fault that the virus entered your machine. Obviously, their anti-virus database was outdated when the malware attack took place. However, in some cases users fail to update anti-virus tools on time or even totally ignore the need for security applications to be installed on their computers. No doubt, such conduct often brings to unexpected and undesirable results of PC becoming the dwelling for malwares like this pest.
If you want to know the whole truth about XP Internet Security 2012 program there are many security articles, newsletters and posts published on various security forums, sites, etc. They all present quite truthful information about this program, naming it as a rogue security software. It is known to attack PCs all over the world, but, of course, primarily targeting the ones located in the Western Europe and the US. The Latin America region has also been touched by this scam but not as dramatically as other regions. The rogue developers work really hard in order to develop the software that would scare users. They actually think that the deceived and tricked people would be really convinced to effect the payment for the full license of XP Internet Security 2012 after the hoax tells them it will fix all problems. Well, poor such people are indeed. They not only waste their funds and support the crooks. By keeping and not uninstalling the above-mentioned malware they actually open the doors of their computers for other malwares to come in. The removal of this pest is what matters and what should be accomplished at the very beginning of encounter with the aforesaid malware.
Various security applications nowadays offer successful removal of Win 7 Antivirus 2012 malware. From its name it is clear that this infection attacks primarily the PCs with Windows 7 operating system. However, if the same executable of this virus is launched on other PCs with Windows XP or Windows Vista, for example, the final outcome (the name of the rogue software) would be different, with different nomination. This is why this malware sample belongs to the widely spread MultiRogue 2012 virus family, also known as name-changing rogue previously described by us in one the previous articles. All such malware applications are also sometimes referred to as the ones that belong to the Braviax rogue family. By the way, there are at least 15 samples of them. All of them differ outwardly, having random names limited to at least fifteen variations, but the inner part of them remains the same. One malware application on Windows XP would be the same as the other one on Windows Vista (even though they all have different names). If your computer has become the victim of Win 7 Antivirus 2012 you need to remove this virus using some legitimate anti-virus applications reviewed in this blog, or by choosing other malware remover of your choice. You must stay away from purchasing this virus, in spite of its numerous attempts to persuade you in its decent intentions. This rogue tells you a lot of lies, and the only truth is that Win 7 Antivirus 2012 is the most serious threat available on your computer.
The industry of rogue security software seems to be recovering from the continuous downtime, and Vista Internet Security 2012 is the software that is one of 15 latest most active rogues attacking a lot of systems all over the world. Probably there has been no country that hasn’t suffered from cyber virus infiltration, and the majority of continents know what this malware pest really is. This program comes from the malware family that bears the name as MultiRogue 2012, also referred to as name-changing rogue. When this software is installed onto the machine user would not actually see this very process. The installation is performed in a manner that hides the very process from user’s eyes. It is obvious that this method of intrusion is not decent and not acceptable in the Windows community. The well-known applications never act like that. The typical feature about Vista Internet Security 2012 is that, similar to other malwares of Braviax group, this pest tells that it is some kind of excellent Windows Firewall that was installed into your PC originally together with Windows OS (whatever version you have). But this is not so. Read other articles over the Internet and you would discover that this software is not what it claims of itself. In other words, this is the rogue anti-spyware tool imitating the traits of some legitimate one.
XP Security 2012 scam is quite annoying indeed. First, the malware comes to your PC without invitation. You do not install it at your own initiative. Look into the section “Add / Remove Programs” of your Control Panel. Do you see XP Security 2012 there? Of course, not. The rogue security tool never acts as a legitimate one. So, it does not care whether you would like to see it running on your PC. Secondly, this program would interfere into your computer, making the rogue start automatically each time you turn your PC on. This means that once you or your relatives decide to use the computer XP Security 2012 would be the first thing you would all face once the system is booted. The rogue would then keep bombarding you with a lot of fake security information. It would arrange the bogus scan of your computer, saying that your PC is extremely contaminated with malwares. When you attempt to run any available installed anti-viruses the hoax would tell you that the file you are going to execute is infected with some horrible threat named Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen . By the way, such infection does not even exist. This is just one simple example of fake information presented by the malware program naming itself as XP Security 2012.
Millions of computers today are infected with Braviax rogue security programs, and XP Home Security 2012 is one of them. It becomes clear from its name that this malady attacks PCs primarily with Windows XP operating system installed. This is a well-known name-changing rogue. The same installer produces at least 5 various malwares with “XP” in the beginning of their name. There is nothing good to expect of this software. It was developed specifically to reap earnings with unfair methods. The scareware claims to be some Windows Firewall, but this is another sample of fake information presented by it. It didn’t consider your opinion when it infiltrated your PC, so there is surely something really wrong with it. Decent and reputable applications never behave like that. You have to run the installer in order to make the legitimate software reside inside of your system. There is nothing that can be said like that about XP Home Security 2012 rogue. It behaves like a stealthware, trying to make you the victims of frauds who developed it.