'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV

Posted: May 16, 2013
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 1,806

'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV Description

'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV is a classical example of a member of the FakeRean family of rogue anti-malware programs, a collection of scamware products designed to display inaccurate system information and block other programs until you pay money to 'fix' your PC. Like other members of its family, 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV cannot detect or remove any actual PC threats, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers additionally warn that 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV is, in and of itself, dangerous to your computer. Deleting 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV with any available anti-malware software always should be your foremost reaction to a 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV infection, and any financial charges related to 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV always should be disputed.

'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV: Designed to Protect... Its Own Interests Above All Else

'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV occupies one of the major branches of the FakeRean family, along with Privacy Protection (another scamware program that differs only in its brand name). By pretending to scan your computer and detect PC threats such as generic Trojans and malware associated with child pornography, 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV attempts to force you to pay money into its registration process for 'disinfecting' your computer. In reality, 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV does not truly scan your computer and can't remove malware of any kind.

'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV's system scans, which are backed up by just-as-inaccurate pop-up warnings of various formats, are used to encourage you to purchase 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV's disinfection features. It should go without saying that any money and personal information transferred in the process of buying 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV is sent straight to criminals.

Some other members of 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV's family that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have looked over 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. Unlike 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV, whose name appears to remain consistent between different versions of Windows, most members of 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV's family will attempt to conform to the name of your OS (such as displaying XP Anti-Malware only on Windows XP computers).

Protecting Your Own Programs from 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV

'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV also will try to block almost all non-essential Windows programs, and may mislead you into believing that these programs are damaged. Since 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV blocks programs according to their file names, the easiest way around its attack is to rename any relevant program files into the name of a mandatory Windows component (such as the often used 'svchost.exe'). Disabling 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV can accomplish the same thing, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend it in general.

As a fake anti-malware program that endangers your ability to use your computer, 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV should be removed posthaste. Legitimate anti-malware programs usually should be used for deleting 'Internet Security – designed to protect' Fake AV, which may be supported by any number of associated PC threats, such as Trojan downloaders, backdoor Trojans or Trojan droppers.

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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:



%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

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Regexp file mask%AppData%\isecurity.exeFile name without pathInternet Security.lnk
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