Microsoft Security Center 2012

Posted: June 26, 2011

Microsoft Security Center 2012 Description

Microsoft Security Center 2012 is a rogue security application that imitates threat detection features to trick you into purchasing Microsoft Security Center 2012's full version. Even though Microsoft Security Center 2012 will imply that your computer is being attacked by numerous threats that only Microsoft Security Center 2012 can remove, all of Microsoft Security Center 2012's threat detection features are inaccurate. You should not purchase Microsoft Security Center 2012 and be ready for related rogue threat symptoms such as browser hijacks and program crashes. Removing Microsoft Security Center 2012 and similarly advanced PC threats should be done with the help of a security program that can detect and delete Microsoft Security Center 2012 and all of its components.

Microsoft Security Center 2012's Fake Title and Secretive Infection Tactics

Despite its name, Microsoft Security Center 2012 isn't affiliated with Microsoft or any other legitimate brand or organization. The criminals that created Microsoft Security Center 2012 will hope that you'll take them at their word and assume that Microsoft Security Center 2012 is a real security program, but Microsoft Security Center 2012 has no features of value, only harmful functions. Microsoft Security Center 2012 is one of many fake security programs. Microsoft Security Center 2012 is similar to XP Security 2012, Windows 7 Recovery, Windows Vista Recovery, Win 7 Security 2012, Malware Protection 2009, and many more.

Microsoft Security Center 2012 may be downloaded at fraudulent websites, but most Microsoft Security Center 2012 infections occur when you visit a website or view an online advertisement that installs Microsoft Security Center 2012 on your PC. Typically, these sources exploit JavaScript or Flash to place a Trojan on your PC, which will then install Microsoft Security Center 2012 or another rogue application. Disabling scripts like Flash for sources you don't trust will help prevent a possible Microsoft Security Center 2012 attack.

Trojans that install Microsoft Security Center 2012 may also create pop-up messages that make it appear that an unrelated threat is on your computer, which the Trojan offers to remedy with unspecified security-related software. Remember that a legitimate Windows update will never ask you to install a program without telling you what the program is!

The Sham Behind Microsoft Security Center 2012's Security Claims

Microsoft Security Center 2012 may display any or all of the following harmful functions, all of which are standard for rogue security programs like itself:

  • Microsoft Security Center 2012 may launch itself whenever Windows starts and the Microsoft Security Center 2012 memory process may remain active even after you close it. This lets Microsoft Security Center 2012 run and launch other attacks as noted below, although Safe Mode or other alternate system boot options may disable the Microsoft Security Center 2012 startup routine.
  • Pop-up alerts that indicate that programs or files are infected may appear whenever Microsoft Security Center 2012 is active. Since Microsoft Security Center 2012 can't detect real infections, there's no point in taking these pop-ups seriously and doing so may even harm important Windows components.
  • Microsoft Security Center 2012 may also block certain programs to make the appearance of infection seem relatively realistic. Ordinarily, this attack doesn't harm the programs, and if you disable Microsoft Security Center 2012, you should be able to access any programs it was blocking without other problems.
  • Your web browser may also be compromised by Microsoft Security Center 2012 in the latter's attempt to steal your credit card information. Microsoft Security Center 2012 may set your home website to a malicious website such as its own fake storefront, change your search results, create pop-up windows or redirect you away from helpful websites.

Many of these attacks can be achieved by abusing the Windows Registry, but removing Microsoft Security Center 2012 and its Registry changes without help should be considered a final resort. The safest solution is to use a suitable anti-malware program, ideally with full threat database updates, to find and remove Microsoft Security Center 2012 from your PC.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %AllUsersProfile%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
    2 %AppData%\Local\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

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