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Internet Security

Posted: February 2, 2012

Threat Metric

Ranking: 4,703
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 2,576
First Seen: February 2, 2012
Last Seen: May 27, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Internet Security Screenshot 1Internet Security is a member of the FakeRean family of fake anti-malware programs. According to its pop-up alerts and scanner simulations, Internet Security pretends to offer protection from spyware and other types of PC threats, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers emphasize Internet Security's complete inability to find or remove any sort of actual and malicious software. Like other members of its family, Internet Security will launch itself without permission and may do so repeatedly whenever you try to open an executable file to prevent you from disabling Internet Security and facilitating its removal with anti-malware software. Like most forms of fake security programs, Internet Security's foremost goal is to gain access to your credit card information and linked finances, and it's recommended that you never purchase Internet Security, even as a step to assist with its total deletion.

Internet Security: Hollow Security Software That's Wallpapered with Lies

Internet Security does have the basic appearance of a seemingly functional type of anti-malware scanner, but Internet Security's looks are also a clear giveaway to its true intentions, since Internet Security is visually identical to other clones from the FakeRean family such as Antivirus 2008 Pro, Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus XP 2008, PC Clean Pro, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, Rogue.Vista Antivirus 2008, XP Home Security 2012, XP Security 2012 and AntiVirus PRO 2015. SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you completely disregard scanner results, taskbar notifications, pop-up alerts and other forms of fake information that Internet Security may try to feed you; this can even include falsified warnings about problems with specific applications.

Other characteristics by which Internet Security can be identified include:

  • Browser-hijacking redirects that take you away from security websites or towards sites that promote Internet Security. This can also include modified browser settings such as a changed homepage.
  • A fake Security Center applet that replaces the real Windows Security Center with a non-functional display – other than its ability to link you to hostile websites.
  • Automatic startup behavior by Internet Security, which will, once launched, attempt to resist being closed by normal methods – even if Internet Security has to run as a background process to do so.

Ripping Down Internet Security's Self-Serving Propaganda

Although Internet Security may include a fake or poorly functional removal tool, SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends the usage of a real anti-malware program to be certain of removing all of Internet Security's components. If Internet Security appears to block your software, you may need to use additional measures, such as booting into Safe Mode (which can be accessed by tapping F8 before Windows starts to load) to insure that Internet Security is unable to stop your system scans.

Along with its characteristic attacks, you may also be able to detect Internet Security or one of its clones by watching for similar types of unlikely and alarming system alerts. These fraudulent alerts can be recognized by the following text:

"Spyware alarm!
Our scan has reported that pieces of malicious spyware code are present on your hard drive. To get rid of security threats, click here for a [Rogue security program name] scan."

"Windows Security Center reports that Internet Security is enable. Internet Security helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click Recommendations for the suggested actions. Your system might be at risk now.
Note: Windows has detected an unregistered version of '[Rogue security program name]'"

"Trojan detected!
A piece of malicious code was found in your system which can replicate itself if no action is taken. Clicked here to have your system cleaned by Internet Security."

"WARNING! Internet Security has found [random number] useless and UNWANTED files on your computer!"

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Internet Security may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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:

%AppData%\isecurity.exe File name: isecurity.exe
Size: 841.72 KB (841728 bytes)
MD5: 1cb245d7034fb2f6ad470b3464cd4080
Detection count: 73
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %AppData%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 2, 2012
%appdata%\isecurity.exe File name: %appdata%\isecurity.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathInternet Security.lnkRegexp file mask%AppData%\isecurity.exeHKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Internet Security

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  • Paul Jackman says:

    yes, today Internet Security is a big problem. We should more cpncern about that. Thanks author for sharing this.

  • Tina says:

    This has happened to me today, i think I pressed something and it popped up. How do I get rid of Internet Security??

  • Charles Williams says:

    Finally something to remove Internet Security! Holy SHI* I wasted 2 hours of my life searching around. You guys rock!

  • Timothy says:

    it blocks internet explorer and chrome so cant download and cant find any files of it help?

  • Bill Forbes says:

    Security setting will not me open mail

  • Pratik Poudyal says:

    I have read the first and second paragraph of this post and I realized that internet security actually cannot remove any spywares and adwares automatically. I auto starts and there is no way to stop it but the Norton Internet Security that I am using from 2009 is providing good security in my computer and my PC is never got any malware problem till I am using it. I have posted a big review about NIS 2014 that you can read on

    But another thing I know is spywares and malwares can be removed on manual scan as Norton removes tracking cookies on manual quick scan...