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PC Security 2010

Posted: February 26, 2011

As if the world didn't have enough rogue malware to deal with, PC Security 2010 has come along to add itself to the bunch as a clone of the already identified threat Rapid Antivirus. PC Security 2010 primarily infiltrates computers with the assistance of trojan infections. A machine that's saddled with this rogue security program will frequently display deceptive error messages and alerts as part of PC Security 2010's campaign of terror. PC Security 2010 will also prompt you to enjoy its scanning services, which are equally fake and offer no true benefit to the machine. Since the presence of rogue security programs like this one can be a security risk, you should strongly consider deleting PC Security 2010 forcefully right after finding it active on your system.

PC Security 2010 is strongly related to malicious rogue programs such as PC Security 2011, Security Shield. PC Antispyware 2010 and Home Antivirus 2010. However, PC Security 2010's coding and behavior most greatly resembling that of Rapid Antivirus, leading experts to believe PC Security 2010 is just a pure clone. You'll see many shared behaviors among these parasites, including error message styles and other deceitful attack methods. The criminals behind PC Security 2010 are simply banking on you not recognizing the old trick with a new name; don't give them the pleasure of being right!

Some common messages from this pest you may see on your system include:

Stealth intrusion!
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.

FlyAgent.F backdoor has been detected on your PC.
A Trojan that has backdoor capabilities.
It may perform certain actions based on the commands of a remote attacker. Commonly steals user credentials.

Do yourself a favor and don't forget that PC Security 2010's messages are completely disconnected from the state of your computer. The scanning activity prompts and results are likewise just wool pulled over your eyes to make you think your system is being assaulted by malware threats from all sides. The only malware you need to worry about is PC Security 2010 – and any trojans that may have delivered it.

And a Few More Perilous Symptoms

Based on the known behavior of similarly-coded rogues, PC Security 2010 is also likely to perform some or all of the following attacks:

  • Changing your browser settings, particularly your homepage. This and hijacking attacks are used to force you towards PC Security 2010's malicious site.
  • PC Security 2010 may also create pop-up ads and other irritating advertisements either for itself or for other malware.
  • PC Security 2010 will run in the background without your consent and do everything in its power to avoid being turned off.
  • As a final insult, PC Security 2010 may also stay connected to the Internet, using this to enable a remote attacker access or drop more malware on your computer.

With all these threats to worry about and as long as this rogue security program is around, can you afford to do anything less than remove PC Security 2010 completely from your system once you see it?

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %UserProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

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