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Fake Security Essentials Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Fake Security Essentials adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.FakeSecurityEssentials.b.

FakeSecurityEssentials is a rogue security program. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you purchase. This rogue application also promote another rogue security product, like Red Cross Antivirus, AntiSpySafeguard, Major Defense Kit, Peak Protection 2010, and Pest Detector. See more deep analysis about this rogue at http://blog.emsisoft.com/2010/08/29/security-essentials-not/.

Create new file:

  • %UserProfile%Application Datadefender.exe

Create/modify registry entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings
    (DWORD) WarnOnZoneCrossing = 0×00000000 (0)
    (DWORD) WarnOnPostRedirect = 0×00000000 (0)
    (DWORD) WarnonBadCertRecving = 0×00000000 (0)
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    (SZ) tmp = %UserProfile%Application Datadefender.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce
    (SZ) SelfdelNT = cmd /C del “%UserProfile%Desktopexe.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwarePAV
    (SZ) uid = allinone

Screenshots:

FakeSecurityEssentials-1-400x214.png

FakeSecurityEssentials-4-400x301.png

How to remove the infection of Fake Security Essentials (Adware.Win32.FakeSecurityEssentials.b)?

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



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