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Internet Security 2013

Posted: May 3, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 267
First Seen: May 3, 2013
Last Seen: September 26, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Internet Security 2013 is a new variant of old scamware programs that are marketed as anti-malware products, but actually are rogue anti-malware programs without any legitimate security-related features. By pretending to detect various PC threats (such as keyloggers and other specialized forms of spyware) and then requesting money to remove them, Internet Security 2013 hopes to gain access to both your finances and associated information, such as your credit card details. However, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers warn that Internet Security 2013 can't find or remove any kind of malicious software, and is a danger to your computer. Real anti-malware products usually should be used to delete Internet Security 2013, which should be disabled, if possible, prior to any attempt at removing Internet Security 2013.

Why You Can't Rely on Internet Security 2013 for Your PC's Security

Internet Security 2013 looks identical to a functional anti-malware scanner, but doesn't have an updated threat database, actual threat detection features or the ability to scan your computer. Internet Security 2013 replaces all of these functions with the ability to create fraudulent pop-up alerts and fake scanner results that always will indicate a wide range of (legitimately-named but not necessarily installed on your computer) different PC threats, such as banking Trojans, backdoor Trojans and spyware. Over the course of an Internet Security 2013 infection, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend identifying fake information from Internet Security 2013 and doing your best to avoid deleting any programs or files that are indicated as malicious by Internet Security 2013.

Trying to use Internet Security 2013 to remove the threats Internet Security 2013 pretends to detect only will redirect its victims to a premium registration form, which attempts to gather financial information along with your money. Spending money on registering Internet Security 2013 never should be used as a solution to an Internet Security 2013 infection, and any information that's given to the fake company marketing Internet Security 2013 should be treated as compromised.

Internet Security 2013 infections usually originate from a related infection by a Trojan dropper or Trojan downloader, such as variants of the Zlob family (a group of Trojans that are well-known for installing rogue anti-malware products like Internet Security 2013). Other rogue anti-malware applications that are strongly reminiscent of Internet Security 2013 include Antivirus 2008 Pro, Antivirus XP 2008, Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, PC Clean Pro, Antivirus Pro 2009, Rogue.Vista Antivirus 2008, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, XP Security 2012, XP Home Security 2012 and AntiVirus PRO 2015. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers emphasize that members of the Internet Security 2013's family, the FakeRean, often adjust their names to conform to the victim's operating system (such as Win 7 Antivirus 2013) or the current year.

Handling Your Internet Security 2013 Problem with a Real Security Solution

Internet Security 2013 infections also may cause an overall reduced environment of safety for your PC, as a result of blocking unrelated applications without your permission, redirecting your web browser or changing a variety of security-related system settings in your Registry. However, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers haven't seen evidence of Internet Security 2013 causing any permanent damage to computers that are disinfected appropriately with suitable security solutions and software.

For Internet Security 2013 and other infections that often include more than one PC threat, SpywareRemove.com malware experts suggest using real anti-malware software, which can be used from Safe Mode for minimizing the interferences of any malicious software. Most operating systems, including Windows, Mac and most distributions of Linux include the Safe Mode feature for exactly this purpose.


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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:

amsecure.exe File name: amsecure.exe
Size: 888.83 KB (888832 bytes)
MD5: ee95c1c1b0a6abeb943f48add7042457
Detection count: 2
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 6, 2013
amsecure.exe File name: amsecure.exe
Size: 889.34 KB (889344 bytes)
MD5: db916617e7679183cf70488005081e46
Detection count: 1
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 6, 2013

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathInternet Security 2013.lnkHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Internet Security

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
2Severe system damage!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
3Stealth intrusion!
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.
4System danger!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
5System hacked!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!
6Threat detected!
Security alert! Your computer was found to be infected with privacy-threatening software. Private data may get stolen and systemmay be severe.
Recover your PC from the infection right now, perform a security scan.

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