Win 8 Security System Description
Win 8 Security System is a member of the FakeRean-Braviax family of rogue anti-malware scanners, a collection of scamware-based Trojans that display fraudulent alerts and scans before requesting money to ‘fix’ your PC. Like all members of its family, Win 8 Security System can’t actually protect your PC from real Trojans or other forms of harmful software, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers suggest deleting Win 8 Security System with a legitimate alternative in anti-malware software. Because Win 8 Security System often is installed by associated Trojans and rootkits, you should consider scanning your entire PC while recovering from a Win 8 Security System infection – particularly since related Trojan downloaders have been known to disrupt security software that’s necessary for your computer’s protection.
Win 8 Security System: the Software Security That Makes No Bones About Busting Your System
Win 8 Security System may keep up an appearance of providing ‘proactive protection,’ multiple kinds of security features and even an included firewall utility, but these tools merely are hollow shells that Win 8 Security System uses to display fake system information. Like other types of scamware throughout the globe, Win 8 Security System deliberately displays inaccurate security intel as a self-promotional effort, hoping that you’ll panic, spend money on Win 8 Security System’s registration key and trust Win 8 Security System to remove all of these fictitious PC threats.
Win 8 Security System and related PC threats also have histories of blocking legitimate programs, including security software that could help protect your PC from Win 8 Security System or assistance with removing Win 8 Security System.
Tightening Your PC Against the Faux Security of Win 8 Security System
Similar tactics to the above can be found in other families of fake anti-malware programs, although SpywareRemove.com malware researchers especially note the strong resemblance between Win 8 Security System and other FakeRean-based fake anti-malware scanners like ThinkPoint, XP Antivirus 2013, Vista Antivirus 2013, AntiSpy Safeguard, Win 8 Antispyware 2013, Windows 7 Internet Security 2012, Internet Protector, XP Anti-Virus 2011, Win 7 Antispyware 2013, Vista Security 2013, XP Internet Security 2012, Antispyware Pro 2012, PC Defender Plus, Win 7 Home Security Pro 2013, Win 7 Defender, Vista Antispyware 2013, Windows Essentials Pro 2013, Internet Security, XP Home Security 2013, XP Smart Defender Pro, Internet Security 2012, Win 8 Home Security 2013, Vista Antivirus 2008, XP Home Security 2012, Windows 7 Antispyware 2012, Windows XP Internet Security 2012, Vista Antivirus 2008, Win 7 AntiVirus 2012, XP Security Plus 2013, Win 7 Smart Defender Pro, Win 7 Internet Security 2012, Win 8 Antivirus 2013, AntivirusXP 2008, Win 7/Vista/XP Smart Defender, Vista Security Cleaner Pro, XP Total Security 2013, Antivirus Pro 2009, Spyware Protection 2010, Vista Home Security 2013, Win 7 Security Plus 2013, Win 7 Security 2012, Win 7 Home Security 2013, Win 7 Internet Security 2013, Vista Security 2012, Win Server Defender, Windows Vista Security 2012, Vista Defender, XP Internet Security Pro 2013, XP Security 2013, Antivirus2008, PCclean Pro, Windows Vista Antivirus 2012, Win 8 Security Suite 2013, Vista Antivirus 2012, XP Security 2012, Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013, Vista Smart Defender Pro, Win 7 Security 2013, Palladium Pro, XPdefender, Privacy Protection, Vista Security Plus 2013, Win 7 Internet Security 2011, Win 7 Antivirus 2013, XP Antispyware 2013, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, Windows Antivirus 2008, Antivirus2008Pro, Vista Internet Security 2012, XP Internet Security 2013, XP Security Cleaner Pro, Win 7/XP/Vista Protection 2013, CleanThis, Win 8 Defender 2013, Win 7/Win 8/XP Defender 2013, Windows Vista Internet Security 2012 and Internet Security 2013. The serial key ’8F42D6E3-FD18′ may allow you to disable Win 8 Security System before its removal, with the latter strongly encouraged for the sake of your PC’s safety.
Win 8 Security System usually is installed by Trojan downloaders that display fake Windows update or security alert messages. These pop-ups make Win 8 Security System appear to be a Windows security update to resolve a supposedly ongoing infection, although Win 8 Security System’s identical appearance to related scamware should make it easy enough to identify as a fake. Trojans that install Win 8 Security System and other members of the FakeRean family may be identified by aliases such as Trojan:Win32/Tibs.gen!H, Adware.UltimateDefend.E, Troj/Spywad-AZ, Troj/Dorf-BB, Trojan.Packed.13, Trojan.Virantix.C or Troj/Agent-HFD.
Win 8 Security System Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Win 8 Security System? To safely & quickly detect Win 8 Security System, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Win 8 Security System What happens if Win 8 Security System does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
Visual & GUI Characteristics
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:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe 513 2 Buy Win 8 Security System.lnk 44
Posted: August 30, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
Rate this article:
Detection Count: 855