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SecurityEssentialFraud

Posted: November 10, 2010

SecurityEssentialFraud is a detection for false parasites associated with the Microsoft Security Essentials rogue antispyware program. SecurityEssentialFraud reports that false or exaggerated threats are present on the system in order to urge users to purchase Microsoft Security Essentials, which is a useless, fake product.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %AppData%\hotfix.exe
    2 %Windir%\Tasks\At18.job
    3 %Windir%\Tasks\At19.job
    4 %Windir%\Tasks\At2.job
    5 %Windir%\Tasks\At20.job
    6 %Windir%\Tasks\At21.job
    7 %Windir%\Tasks\At22.job
    8 %Windir%\Tasks\At23.job
    9 %Windir%\Tasks\At24.job
    10 %Windir%\Tasks\At4.job
    11 %Windir%\Tasks\At5.job
    12 %Windir%\Tasks\At6.job
    13 %Windir%\Tasks\At7.job
    14 %Windir%\Tasks\At8.job
    15 %Windir%\Tasks\At9.job
    16 Windir%\Tasks\At3.job

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}KEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

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