Is your computer taken over by Windows Security System rogue program now? Remember this fake security tool is meant to trick people into giving their money away. Don’t be fooled by it. Follow the manual guide here to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Windows Security System is a rogue security program even though it performs like the anti-malware scanners. It gets installed on a user’s computer by using Trojan viruses that get downloaded from malicious websites.This virus works by installing itself onto your computer secretly, and then causing all sorts of problems for your system.
When it is on board, it will quickly block any legitimate security programs already installed on the system which may lead to its removal. Then it takes over your screen by running an automatic scan and shows you many fake reports. This virus tries its best to scare users into believing that there are some problems with the computer. And it claims the only way to fix the issues is to purchase the so called full version. However, it is a scam in reality. Even if you have paid, the virus can also be inside the computer and make chaos. You are not able to open task manager or enable your current antivirus. In a word, such a tricky and malicious program once found on your PC, it should be removed as soon as possible before it does further damage into your system.
Many users are curious that why the Windows Security System virus has the ability to invade the computer even though they have installed antivirus programs to protect a computer. But users should know that although good anti-virus will protect against many threats, they still cannot protect against all malware threats, especially the newest ones. The primary way rogue anti-virus software gets on your system is the result of you clicking on a malicious link in an advertisement or similar pop-up message. Sometimes, it may get into the system even by clicking malicious code or distribute unsafe advertising pop-ups, visiting pornographic website or downloading attachment from spam emails. No matter how can it access, you should have it uninstalled immediately once upon detection.
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Security System .lnk
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorUser” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0
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Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on August 17, 2012 5:03 pm