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PcsSecure Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the PcsSecure adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.PcsSecure.

PcsSecure, come from hxxp://, is a rogue security program. This is a new variant from Winiguard/Winisoft family. The author of PcsSecure also made APcSafe, APcSecure, ProtectSoldier, ProtectDefender, ArmorDefender, DefendAPc, SysDefenders, InSysSecure, SysProtector, APcDefender, PcProtectar, PcsProtector, GreatDefender, APCProtect, ProtectPcs, SysDefence, TheDefend, GuardPcs, IGuardPc, SiteAdware, AntiTroy, AntiKeep, AntiAdd, RESpyWare, REAnti, KeepCop, SecureKeeper, LinkSafeness, AntiAid, SystemFighter, SystemVeteran, BlockProtector, BlockKeeper, BlockScanner, BlockWatcher, SoftStronghold, ShieldSafeness, SoftVeteran, SoftSoldierSoftCop, TrustFighter, TrustSoldier, SafeFighter, SecureVeteran, etc. To further convince victims, PcsSecure will also create numerous junk files with random names on your computer that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer, but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase it.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%PcsSecure SoftwarePcsSecurealways_delete.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%PcsSecure SoftwarePcsSecurealways_skip.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%PcsSecure SoftwarePcsSecuremain_config.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%PcsSecure SoftwarePcsSecurePcsSecure.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%PcsSecure SoftwarePcsSecureuninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%PcsSecure SoftwarePcsSecurequarantinequarantine.xml
  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopPcsSecure.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPcsSecure1 PcsSecure.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPcsSecure2 Homepage.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsPcsSecure3 Uninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%[email protected][1].txt

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallPcsSecure
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwarePcsSecure
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarePcsSecure
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “PcsSecure”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “PcsSecure”













How to remove the infection of PcsSecure (Adware.Win32.PcsSecure)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.

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