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Active Security

Posted: October 15, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 34
First Seen: December 1, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotActive Security is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses misleading tactics to extort money from unsuspecting computer users. Active Security falsely claims that it is able to speed up system performance but does just the opposite. Once installed, Active Security can greatly reduce system performance and populate the hard drive with malicious files.

Active Security usually tricks computer users into purchasing a full version of Active Security through bogus popup messages and fabricated system scans. Active Security can be very difficult to manually remove due to its ability to load into memory during startup of Windows.



ProtectionSystem (v) [Sunbelt]Mal/Generic-A [Sophos]Trj/CI.A [Panda]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.AHM [NOD32]Trojan:Win32/FakeCog [Microsoft]Artemis!5A1C43CD9E03 [McAfee+Artemis]Packed.Win32.Tdss [Ikarus]Win32.Packed.TDSS.Aa [eSafe]Trojan.Packed.2936 [DrWeb]SHeur2.BKWF [AVG]Packed.Win32.Tdss!IK [a-squared]

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

coreext.dll File name: coreext.dll
Size: 44.03 KB (44032 bytes)
MD5: 40a6a2e7e591dc67e6ae11c178fd3622
Detection count: 78
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
asecurity.exe File name: asecurity.exe
Size: 1.51 MB (1515520 bytes)
MD5: 5a1c43cd9e038fbf26dca789e6919760
Detection count: 58
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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