May 21, 2011

Security Center.

Security Center or SecurityCenter does not sound as a name that is vacant, for it is one of the first denominations that would occur to most of the people, if they were asked to invent a name for computer system security solution.
Therefore two unrelated programs co-exist under this name. Both of them are rogue security tools, both do not secure computer systems a bit. 
One of them was detected in 2009. Two years is too long period for fake antispyware so that it has long since been eliminated.  The 2009 detection was found to be created from already existing malware, Privacy Components. 

This article is rather to warn you of 2011 release of malware under this name, as well as to provide you relevant Security Center removal method. 
The 2011 release is a member of a large number fake antispyware family that includes such notorious counterfeits as Internet Security, Antimalware Defender, Internet Protection. 
Most likely, if you have got adware under such name, you need to get rid of Security Center of 2011 year of origin.


Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • <random>.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\AppData\[random].exe
  •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\afwserv.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
  •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avastsvc.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
  •  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avastui.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
Although it is possible to manually remove Security Center, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.


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