Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware

Posted: September 8, 2010

ScreenshotFake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware is an exceptionally versatile Trojan that's used as a delivery vehicle for dozens of different types of rogue security programs. The infection will begin through disguised or hidden means, and then Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware will display warnings about an infection that requires a download to combat effectively. The software you end up downloading will produce more false warnings and can disable many security and web browsing-related functions on your PC. Learn about the cues this deceptive non-Microsoft malware uses so that you can delete Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware when the time comes instead of being caught unawares.

An Essential Rundown on Spotting the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware

You might get the Trojan Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware from visiting a malicious website with drive-by download code, or by downloading a file that carries the Trojan as part of a bundle. The exact method will usually be concealed or misrepresented so that you don't know Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware is on-board... until it strikes with messages like these:

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspender until you take an action.

The application [application name] was launched successfully but it was forced to shut down due to security reasons.
This happened because the application was infected by a malicious program which might pose a threat for the OS.
It is highly recommended to install the necessary heuristic module and perform a full scan of your computer to exterminate malicious programs from it.

Threat prevention solution found
Security system analysis has revealed critical file system vulnerability caused by severe malware attacks.
Risk of system files infection:
The detected vulnerability may result in unauthorized access to private information and hard drive data with a seriuos [sic] possibility of irreversible data loss and unstable PC performance. To remove the malware please run a full system scan. Press 'OK' to install the software necessary to initiate system files check. To complete the installation process please reboot your computer.

Warning! Database update failed!
Database update failed!
Outdated viruses databases are not effective and can't guarantee adequate protection and security for your PC!
Click here to get the full version of the product and update the database!

These errors will display without warning and may often be accompanied by Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware blocking you from using various programs. All alerts are utterly fake and can restrict your use of the PC as long as Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware is running.

Although Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware threatens you with the presence of an Unknown Win32/Trojan infection (further clarified as Trojan.Horse.Win32.PAV.64.a) and insists that you install software to deal with the problem, Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware is the only real Trojan you need to be concerned with removing.

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware is a Variety of Malware Cards to Deal

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware can drop many types of rogue security applications on your system, whether you agree to the installation or not! Most rogue security programs will add entries to your Registry so that they can start up automatically right after Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware forces your computer to reboot.

Although Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware started out with a relatively small selection of rogue security programs like Pest Detector 4.1 and Red Cross Antivirus, Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware has since added countless clones to Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware's repertoire - almost too fast for the anti-malware industry to keep up!

The many different potential names that a Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware payload can take, make it vital to identify the Trojan in the process of dropping when it's possible. No matter what they're named, these rogue security programs all share the same basic functions:

  • Preventing anti-malware programs and Windows tools like Task Manager from running.
  • Faking system alerts and scanner results to persuade you to give your money to criminals to register a fraudulent anti-malware solution.
  • Hijacking your web browser, which can block out beneficial websites and bully you towards dangerous rogue security software-promoting domains.

Allowing your computer to be tyrannized by Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware for a prolonged length of time will hurt your PC's security and potentially cause damage that can't be easily fixed. Delete Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware by learning to disregard its advice and clean Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware out with the same methods you'd use on any common virus - your PC will be all the better for it!
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Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Microsoft Security Essentials Alert
Microsoft Security Essentials detected potential threats that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. Your access to these items may be suspended until you take an action. Click 'Show details' to learn more.

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