Originally, Microsoft Security Essentials is a legitimate security tool offered by Microsoft. It is a great tool by all counts. The Internet criminals tried to capitalize this opportunity by releasing a fake security software that looks and feels just like the legit copy. The goal is the mislead the computer users and hope they would pay for the “solution”.
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
Location of the infection:
- %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\[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 Windows Vulnerabilities Rescuer, 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.