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Security Essentials Ultimate Pack

Posted: June 6, 2011

ScreenshotSecurity Essentials Ultimate Pack is a new version of the Security Essentials threat that creates fake infection warnings while Security Essentials Ultimate Pack pretends to be an anti-virus utility. Like other versions of Security Essentials, Security Essentials Ultimate Pack uses a standard blue and white appearance and a Windows icon to look legitimate, but Security Essentials Ultimate Pack can't detect or delete any of the PC threats Security Essentials Ultimate Pack claims to defeat. Security Essentials Ultimate Pack may also block programs or hijack your web browser, which upgrades Security Essentials Ultimate Pack from a nuisance to a severe threat that should be removed immediately.

Meet the Rest of the Security Essentials Ultimate Pack Family

Security Essentials Ultimate Pack is identical to other rogue security programs in the Security Essentials group, including Security Essentials itself as well as Security Essentials 2011, Internet Security, Internet Security 2011 and Internet Security 2010. Security Essentials Ultimate Pack, like Security Essentials Ultimate Pack's clones, claims to provide a firewall, email protection, system scans and other security features that, in reality, Security Essentials Ultimate Pack doesn't have.

Instead of detecting real PC threats, Security Essentials Ultimate Pack uses fake warnings about nonexistent threats to make itself appear beneficial, before requesting that you spend money on Security Essentials Ultimate Pack. Some fake errors that are used by Security Essentials Ultimate Pack include:

System warning!
Continue working in unprotected mode is very dangerous. Viruses can damage your confidential data and work on your computer. Click here to protect your computer.

System warning!
Security Essentials Ultimate Pack Pack software detects programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your systems. It is highly recommended you scan your PC right now. Click here to start.

Security Alert!
Your computer is being attacked from a remote machine !
Block Internet access to your computer to prevent system infection.

Critical Warning!
Critical System Warning! Your system is probably infected with a version of Trojan-Spy.HTML.Visafraud.a. This may result in website access passwords being stolen from Interner Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook etc. Click Yes to scan and remove threats. (recommended)

Any attempts to scan your PC with Security Essentials Ultimate Pack will show you results that are crammed full of more fake infections. Despite Security Essentials Ultimate Pack's pretenses of holding the keys to your computer's safekeeping, any security problems you might experience are likely to be related to Security Essentials Ultimate Pack itself.

The Expanded False Front that Security Essentials Ultimate Pack Presents

Security Essentials Ultimate Pack will also try to panic you by causing a variety of malfunctions on your PC, such as:

  • Blocking programs and executable files in general from running. Security Essentials Ultimate Pack may also use errors like the example below to trick you into thinking that the program isn't working because it's infected:

    Windows recommends to activate Security Essentials Ultimate Pack Pack software.
    A problem has been detected and the application has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. Running of is impossible due to the activity. Perform the full system scan without delay to solve the issue.
    Click "Yes, activate..." to register your copy of Security Essentials Ultimate Pack Pack and perform a threat removal on your system.

  • Hijacking your web browser. Browser hijacks can create fake errors, redirect you to harmful websites and change browser settings like your homepage.
  • Remain active as a memory process after you close Security Essentials Ultimate Pack. This lets Security Essentials Ultimate Pack continue to attack your computer even if you think Security Essentials Ultimate Pack is not responsible.

You can remove Security Essentials Ultimate Pack by using top-quality security programs in Safe Mode or after booting from a CD.


File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\
    2 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\sebrls\
    3 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\SecEls.exe
    4 %AllUsersProfile%\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\sebrls\seufrvxls.cfg
    5 %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack.lnk
    6 %StartMenu%\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack.lnk
    7 %UserProfile%\Desktop\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack.lnk

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\SecEls.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "updatesst"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SE2010HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SecEls.DocHostUIHandler

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