Security Scanner 2012 Description
Security Scanner 2012 (also identified as Rogue.Win32.SecurityScanner2012) is a variant of Security Scanner, a fraudulent anti-malware and system diagnostic product. Like its predecessor, Security Scanner 2012 will create warning messages and scan results that contain inaccurate information as part of its scam to persuade you to spend money on a registered version of its threat-removal features. SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends that you treat Security Scanner 2012 with the same disdain that you’d give to its previous rendition, however, since Security Scanner 2012 can’t find or delete any sort of genuine PC threat or other computer problem. Recent attack reports have indicated that scamware programs from the Security Scanner 2012 family are being distributed by Trojans that are themselves distributed by mass-mailed e-mail, and you may want to exercise care around unusual file attachments or email-based links for possible Security Scanner 2012 installation attempts.
Security Scanner 2012 – a New Reiteration of a Well-Worn Threat for 2012
Security Scanner 2012 appears to offer built-in update functions, privacy-protecting features and other functions that would be useful for safeguarding your PC from malicious software. This appearance, however, is skin-deep, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found that Security Scanner 2012, like its kin, doesn’t make any attempt to detect real problems during its fake system scans. In fact, even the ‘skin’ that Security Scanner 2012 wears is an old and recycled template that’s been used by other members of the Security Scanner 2012 family, most notably including Security Shield/Scanner, Windows Secure Kit 2011, Smart Fortress 2012, System Security, Disk Antivirus Professional, System Care Antivirus, Total Security, Personal Shield Pro, Live Security Platinum, System Progressive Protection, System Tool 2011, AVASoft Antivirus Professional, Windows Ultra-Antivirus, Advanced PC Shield 2012, Windows Attacks Preventor, Advanced Security Tool 2010, Total Security 2009, Smart Protection 2012, Security Monitor 2012, Live Essential Platinum, Winweb Security, System Adware Scanner 2010, Microsoft Antivirus 2013, Security Sphere 2012, Security Shield 2012, System Security 2012, Security Tool, MS Removal Tool and Security Shield.
Typical for rogue security scanners of its ilk, Security Scanner 2012 will launch itself via Windows Registry modifications and use its prominent startup placement to display fake alerts, warning messages and simulated scans.
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How to Secure Your PC from the Security Scanner 2012 Bug
SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have discovered that newly created distribution mechanism for Security Scanner 2012 and other the WinWeb Security-based PC threats is through Trojans (such as TROJ_DOFOIL.GE) that are distributed in fraudulent e-mail messages that disguise themselves as invoices. Because TROJ_DOFOIL.GE has also been known to install spyware and other PC threats that should be considered high priority risks, it’s recommended that you delete Security Scanner 2012 with an extremely thorough scan of your full computer. Booting into Safe Mode may also be necessary to allow access to suitable anti-malware software.
Other PC threats that are associated with Security Scanner 2012 and its fellow WinWebSec-based scamware products include Trojan.Win32.FraudST.at, the ‘FDIC notification’ phishing email, Mal/SEORed-A and Mal/FakeAV-PY. The above PC threats are all used to install Win32/WinWebSec PC threats, although they may also be configured to install other types of harmful software.
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Posted: February 14, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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