Windows Security System Description
Windows Security System may claim that Windows Security System is out to help your computer’s security, but the sordid truth is the exact opposite: as a rogue anti-malware scanner, all Windows Security System wants is to display fake security alerts, disable its competition and then take your money without giving you anything in return. While Windows Security System’s behavior is standard for other FakeVimes-based scamware like itself, Windows Security System’s attacks being typical don’t necessarily indicate that they aren’t dangerous, since SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have noted that PC threats from Windows Security System’s family often disable security-related applications and alter security settings for the worse. Like most types of malicious software that try to avoid their own deletion, Windows Security System should be removed via anti-malware programs that are designed to deal with fake security products of Windows Security System’s ilk.
Why Windows Security System Turns Your System Into One Without Any Security Whatsoever
As a member of the FakeVimes classification of fake anti-malware products, Windows Security System doesn’t have any ability to protect your PC from any type of infection or attack, in spite of its looks (which originally were copied from legitimate Windows utilities). The foundation of any Windows Security System infection is the series of fake security warnings that Windows Security System creates via system alert pop-ups, with fake and malware-riddled scans to add extra realism to its warnings.Volcano Security Suite, Best Malware Protection, Windows First-Class Protector, Windows ProSecure Scanner, Strong Malware Defender, Windows Anti-Malware Patch, Windows Advanced User Patch, Windows Profound Security, Windows Protection Maintenance, Smart Engine, Fast Antivirus 2009, Windows Process Director, Windows Active Guard, Windows PC Aid, Windows Secure Workstation, Windows No-Risk Agent, Windows Multi Control System, Windows Privacy Module, Windows Enterprise Defender, Windows Firewall Constructor, Smart Internet Protection 2012, Security Antivirus, System Protection Tools, Windows Interactive Safety, PrivacyGuard PRO, Internet Security Essentials, Personal Security Sentinel, Windows Threats Destroyer, Windows Pro Rescuer, VirusSecurity, Windows Abnormality Checker, Enterprise Suite, Live PC Care, Windows Risk Minimizer, Windows Safety Module, Windows Daily Adviser, Windows Instant Scanner, Windows Premium Guard, Windows Virtual Security, Smart Virus Eliminator, Internet Security Suite, Windows Turnkey Console, XP Smart Security, Windows Pro Safety, Windows Premium Console, Windows Advanced Security Center, Home Safety Essentials, Windows AntiHazard Helper, Smart Internet Protection 2011, Windows Advanced Toolkit, Windows Warding System, Windows High-End Protection, Windows Shield Tool, Windows Guard Tools, Windows Safety Maintenance, Windows Control Series, My Security Wall, Antivirus Smart Protection, Windows Personal Doctor, Windows Pro Safety Release, Anti-Malware Lab, CleanUp Antivirus, Windows Security Suite, Windows Guard Solutions, Windows Web Combat, Smart Anti-Malware Protection, Windows Security Renewal, Windows Maintenance Suite, Windows Virtual Angel, Windows Health Keeper, Windows Secure Workshop, Windows Custom Management, Windows PRO Scanner, Windows Proprietary Advisor, Windows Premium Defender, Home Malware Cleaner, Windows Efficiency Accelerator, Windows Performance Catalyst, Windows Debug Center, Windows Web Commander, Windows Functionality Checker, Windows Safety Checkpoint, Windows Ultimate Security Patch, Windows Stability Guard, Total Anti Malware Protection, Windows Interactive Security, Windows Care Taker, Windows Virtual Firewall, Live Enterprise Suite, Windows Safety Manager, Windows Private Shield, Windows Antivirus Machine, My Security Engine, Windows Software Keeper, Windows Guardian Angel, Windows Antivirus Patch, Windows Ultimate Safeguard, Windows Performance Adviser, Windows Smart Warden, Windows Antihazard Solution, Windows Antivirus Rampart, Windows Privacy Extension, Windows Safety Series, Keep Center Keeper, Windows Shielding Utility, Windows Software Saver, Windows Custom Safety, Extra Antivirus, Smart Security, Windows Safety Wizard, Windows System Defender, Security Master AV, Windows Malware Sleuth, Windows Activity Debugger, Windows Sleek Performance, Windows Protection Unit, Windows Expert Series, Windows No-Risk Center, Windows Trouble Taker, Windows Secure Web Patch, Windows Managing System, Windows Protection Master, Windows Telemetry Center, Windows Tools Patch, Windows Antivirus Care, Windows Virus Hunter, My Security Shield, Windows Basic Antivirus, Windows Privacy Counsel, Windows Antivirus Release, Additional Guard, Windows Defending Center, Windows Proactive Safety, Personal Internet Security 2011, Windows Pro Web Helper, Windows Smart Partner, Windows Pro Defence, Windows Enterprise Suite, Windows Be-on-Guard Edition, Windows Maintenance Guard, Windows Problems Stopper, Windows Internet Booster, Best Antivirus Software, PC Live Guard, Windows Safety Toolkit, Windows Pro Solutions, Activate Ultimate Protection, Windows Defence Counsel, Windows Custodian Utility, Windows ProSecurity Scanner, Windows Home Patron, Virus Doctor, Windows AntiHazard Center, Windows Secure Surfer, Windows Safeguard Upgrade, Windows Crucial Scanner and Windows Active Defender.
Another symptom of a Windows Security System infection that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have noted as particularly of concern is its ability, like all FakeVimes-based PC threats, to disable various programs. Since Windows Security System does this by deleting relevant Registry values that these programs require to launch, you may need to repair the Registry or reinstall affected software even after you’ve disabled or removed Windows Security System with an appropriate anti-malware application. Some often-affected programs include:
- The User Account Control, a Windows feature that blocks unauthorized system changes.
- Task Manager, a utility for viewing the memory processes of programs.
- Various brands of anti-virus, anti-malware and anti-adware scanners.
- Some competing types of rogue anti-malware programs.
- Firewall utilities that safeguard your network from malicious access and activity.
Delving Through the Rest of Windows Security System’s Parcel of Tricks
SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also note that interaction with your browser should be minimized until Windows Security System is disabled and Windows Security System, along with all related malicious software, is removed from your PC. Many of Windows Security System’s Registry changes can harm your browser’s ability to protect you from malicious website content, particularly drive-by-downloads, redirects and downloads of harmful files.
Windows Security System may also change your firewall’s settings to allow Windows Security System to establish a backdoor connection with a remote server. This can allow other PC threats to be installed on your computer or allow personal information to be stolen. Windows Security System, itself, can be removed by any adequate anti-malware application, although reversing its system changes may require additional solutions.
Windows Security System Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Windows Security System? To safely & quickly detect Windows Security System, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Windows Security System What happens if Windows 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 %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Windows Security System 665 2 Windows Security System.lnk 658 3 %PROGRAMFILES%\ wss\ Windows Security System.exe 37 4 %appdata%\windows security system.lnk N/A 5 %appdata%\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch\windows security system.lnk N/A 6 %desktopdir%\windows security system.lnk N/A 7 %programs%\windows security system.lnk N/A 8 %programs%\windows security system\activate windows security system.lnk N/A 9 %programs%\windows security system\windows security system.lnk N/A 10 %programs%\windows security system\help windows security system.lnk N/A 11 %programs%\windows security system\how to activate windows security system.lnk N/A
Posted: July 19, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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