Trojan.Winwebsec is a generic detection for malicious software that bears the trademark characteristics of scamware from the Trojan.Winwebsec family – including fake infection alerts, attempts to block unrelated programs and the presence of one of various brands of fake security programs. Variants of Trojan.Winwebsec can present different names, including brand names that imply that they’re anti-adware scanners, file cleaners or general anti-malware products, but underneath their different names, all Trojan.Winwebsec-based PC threats are fraudulent security programs that should be considered hostile to your computer. Under normal circumstances, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also advise you to attempt to disable Trojan.Winwebsec before you delete Trojan.Winwebsecin an anti-malware scan, since an active Trojan.Winwebsec infection is likely to block your real security and anti-malware products.
The Bad Intel That’s Lurking Inside a Trojan.Winwebsec Trojan Horse
Trojan.Winwebsec-based scamware may lack any genuine security functions, but their interfaces, as per the norm for rogue security products, will do their level best at convincing you otherwise. All variants of Trojan.Winwebsec are capable of creating a variety of different pop-up alerts with fraudulent security information, such as announcements about nonexistent infections (including specific types of high-level PC threats) or claiming that an undamaged file has been corrupted.
This information has only one purpose: to mislead you into spending money on whatever Trojan.Winwebsec’s variant of Winwebsec scamware may be, such as Security Shield, Antispyware Pro 2009, Winweb Security, Security Sphere 2012, Smart Fortress 2012 or Essential Cleaner. SpywareRemove.com malware research team particularly advises against spending money on any type of fake security software from the Winwebsec family, since this will waste your money and open a potential avenue for future attacks against your financial accounts.
Busting Past Trojan.Winwebsec’s Software Barrier
Fake security diagnostics are the primary symptoms of a Trojan.Winwebsec infection but aren’t its only symptoms. Unfortunately, many Trojan.Winwebsec attacks have also included software-blocking functions, which SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted to extend to almost all applications, including security and anti-malware tools. A standard Trojan.Winwebsec infection will still allow you to access some web browser and various programs that are necessary for Windows to function, but other than that small saving grace, other applications are likely to be blocked by fake infection warnings. Accordingly, you’ll need to disable Trojan.Winwebsec before you can run an anti-malware scan to delete Trojan.Winwebsec properly.
Easily accessible means of shutting Trojan.Winwebsec down include booting your operating system from a non-compromised source (such as a USB drive or networked drive) or switching Windows to Safe Mode. As Trojan.Winwebsec is a Windows-specific PC threat, non-Windows operating systems can be considered effectively immune to Trojan.Winwebsec infections, although SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that they may still suffer from attacks by similar types of rogue security programs.
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Trojan.Winwebsec Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
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File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
Posted: September 10, 2009 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 9/10
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