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Security Mechanic

Posted: July 20, 2009

Security Mechanic is a fake spyware remover following in the footsteps of the previously known infamous rogue spyware removers System Protector and SpyProtector. Security Mechanic uses malicious websites and trojans to spread. Like many rogue spyware removers, Security Mechanic enlists the aid of fake advertising in order to persuade you to purchase the commercial version of this software. Upon infiltrating the system, Security Mechanic bombards your computer with pop-ups and fake security alerts, stating your PC is infected. Security Mechanic also makes use of fabricated scan results, all in order to scare you into purchasing Security Mechanic licensed version.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %Documents and Settings%\[User]\Application Data\SpyProtector\SC_Base_new.dat
    2 %Documents and Settings%\[User]\Application Data\SpyProtector\SC_Config.ini
    3 %ProgramFiles%\Security Mechanic
    4 %UserProfile%\Application Data\lsascs.exe
    5 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\windll32.exe
    6 %UserProfile%\Application Data\setup.exe
    7 %UserProfile%\Application Data\shellex.dll
    8 %UserProfile%\Application Data\spyprotector
    9 %WINDOWS\System32\spyprotector.cpl

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\lsascs.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\{107a1d63-2eaa-4694-8aba-ec209c630d83}HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{107a1d63-2eaa-4694-8aba-ec209c630d83}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Security Mechanic"

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