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APcSafe Adware Removal Instructions

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

APcSafe, come from hxxp://www.apcsafe.com, is a rogue security program. This is a new variant from Winiguard/Winisoft family. The author of APcSafe also made 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, APcSafe 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%APcSafe SoftwareAPcSafealways_skip.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%APcSafe SoftwareAPcSafeAPcSafe.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%APcSafe SoftwareAPcSafemain_config.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%APcSafe SoftwareAPcSafeuninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%APcSafe SoftwareAPcSafealways_delete.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%APcSafe SoftwareAPcSafequarantinequarantine.xml
  • %AllUsersProfile%DesktopAPcSafe.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsAPcSafe1 APcSafe.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsAPcSafe2 Homepage.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsAPcSafe3 Uninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%[email protected][1].txt

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareAPcSafe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareAPcSafe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “APcSafe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “APcSafe”

Screenshots:

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Adware.Win32.APcSafe_2.png

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

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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