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Christian Mairoll

PcSecureNet Adware Removal Instructions

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

PcSecureNet, come from hxxp://www.pcsecurenet.com, is a rogue security program. This is a new variant from Winiguard/Winisoft family. The author of PcSecureNet also made PcsSecure, 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, PcSecureNet 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%PcSecureNet SoftwarePcSecureNetmain_config.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%PcSecureNet SoftwarePcSecureNetPcSecureNet.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%PcSecureNet SoftwarePcSecureNetuninstall.exe
  • %SystemRoot%System32p6hxvcb5.exe
  • %SystemRoot%System32spoolPRTPROCSW32X86

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