KSecurity

Posted: October 22, 2010

KSecurity Description

KSecurity is a rogue security program that infects computers quietly and then alarms computer users with a flood of serious threat alert messages. All messages and other indications of infection from KSecurity are faked to cause the user to buy into the hackers' scam and give away money for a bad product. You should display deep suspicion towards any error messages or warnings that appear on a KSecurity-infected computer, and try to remove KSecurity as soon as you have access to good verified security software.

Dodging the KSecurity Infection Before It Hits

The most effective way to handle KSecurity is simply to avoid getting infected by KSecurity in the first place. Since KSecurity is a recent rogue entity, you should keep your security scanners updated to have the best chance of identifying this threat when KSecurity tries to intrude. Some reports indicate that KSecurity may have a Korean origin, which means that extra caution when downloading from Korean sources can reduce your infection chances.

Rogue security programs similar to KSecurity are usually not directly downloaded, although they may be downloaded by unaware users in some cases. The typical method of infiltration for KSecurity and similar rogue security programs is through a hidden Trojan infection. If you're trying to remove KSecurity, be aware that there are probably other infections assisting KSecurity that also need to be deleted.

The Risks Opened Up When You Interact with KSecurity

Having rogue security programs such as KSecurity on your system for any length of time will create vulnerability, stability, and privacy issues for your computer. Rogue security software will display the following behavior almost every time, and so far KSecurity hasn't been shown to be an exception.

  • The infection will change your registry without your permission, creating entries that give KSecurity priority during system startup. KSecurity will then display itself before your desktop insisting on a fake scanning activity which has no benefit for your computer and will make it difficult to get to your desktop.
  • Roguesecurity programs like KSecurity will inevitably create a vast array of highly-frightening error messages that announce infections that don't exist on your computer. This can make it harder to perform a proper analysis of the state of your system as well as being an overall irritant to normal computer use.
  • Your browser may be hijacked by KSecurity and then redirected towards dangerous websites. Websites associated with rogue security software will commonly serve the purposes of stealing money or personal identity information from computer users that make the mistake of trusting them.
  • Pop-up advertising are also a common occurrence during rogue security programs infections, and can appear even if the web browser is closed.
  • Security programs and Windows diagnostics programs used to maintain the health of your computer will almost always be shut down in some way when KSecurity or another rogue infection is on the system.
  • Due to the aforementioned activities, KSecurity will use large amounts of system resources, which may in turn cause other problems, particularly a slowdown of your computer.

The gravity of these problems essentially mandates that one delete KSecurity when one sees it. If you do not remove KSecurity, it will take over your computer, causing you to forfeit all privacy and information to the criminals who designed the rogue security software.

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "KSecurity"

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to KSecurity may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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