Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert is nothing else but Trojan, which tries to convince PC users that they have viruses on their computers and now they need to increase machines’ protection to get rid of the scams detected.For that, users are suggested 35 different anti-spywares where 5 of them are not legitimate ones: Red Cross Antivirus, Peak Protection 2010, Pest Detector 4.1, Major Defense Kit and AntiSpySafeguard.
All this tricky technique starts as soon as Trojan gets inside the system. It begins to display alerts that look very similar to legitimate Windows Microsoft Security Essentials program and then declares that there was a Trojan (Unknown Win32/Trojan) detected. Then, program starts telling that it has no capabilities to remove this Trojan. Users are usually prompted to do an online scan which shows this supposed Trojan as infection with a reason to make them click on a Free Install button.
After clicking, these rogues automatically repeat a “full” system scan which was done earlier. People are similarly told that there is a great variety of viruses detected and now the program needs to be purchased if user wants to eliminate them. This Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert starts reporting its alerts as soon as computer reboots and to make you scared reports many legitimate system files.
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
Location of the infection:
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “RunInvalidSignatures” = ’1?
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter “Enabled” = ’0?
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
Although it is possible to manually remove fake , 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.