OpenCloud Security

Posted: September 3, 2011
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 42

OpenCloud Security Description

OpenCloud Security Screenshot 1According to the findings of SpywareRemove.com malware analysts, OpenCloud Security's name actually is the opposite of its true functions, which include creating fake warning messages that warn you about infections that aren't present, browser hijackers that block safe websites while redirecting you to dangerous ones and, of course, blocking genuine security products to prevent you from removing OpenCloud Security from your PC. However, suitable anti-malware products and standard removal techniques can help you shut down and delete OpenCloud Security, which should never be purchased, given the fraudulent nature of OpenCloud Security as well as the criminal history of the company that sells it.

OpenCloud Security is a clone of OpenCloud Antivirus and other rogue security products from the FakeScanti family such as Security Guard, Sysinternals Antivirus, WireShark Antivirus, Milestone Antivirus, BlueFlare Antivirus, Wolfram Antivirus, OpenCloud Antivirus, Data Restore, OpenCloud AV, Security Guard 2012, AV Guard Online, Cloud Protection, AV Protection Online, System Protection 2012, AV Security 2012, Sphere Security 2012, AV Protection 2011 and Super AV 2013.

Clearing Out OpenCloud Security's Fake Virus Scarecrows

All of these rogue security products pretend to be unique and potent anti-virus and security tools, but none of them, including OpenCloud Security, have any of the features that they claim to possess. In fact, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found that OpenCloud Security uses a great deal of error messages that are entirely fraudulent in nature. OpenCloud Security will also fill its system scan results with a range of serious infection alerts, but these results can also be disregarded, since OpenCloud Security has no real system-scanning functionality that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have been able to find.

Opencloud Security has been found by our technicians to return a plethora of parasite results. Opencloud Security offers itself for purchase at a price of $52.95 but when a victim of Opencloud Security purchases Opencloud Security, they are mysteriously charged a larger amount of $72.85. After purchased, Opencloud Security magically claims that all of the previously detected threats have been cleaned off of the computer. Basically, Opencloud Security attempts to run a complete scam on computer users not only by claiming the so-called infections have been cleaned off after purchase, but by charging a larger amount than stated for a bogus security program.

A sample of the Opencloud Security order conformation email:

Dear customer,

You have made a purchase at
OpenCloud Security
Upgrade to Lifetime License
Add OpenCloud Security Firewall Lifetime License

Amount: 72.85 USD.

What You May Need to Fight Through Before OpenCloud Security Can Be Vanquished

OpenCloud Security infections have also been found to cause other problems that are common for rogue security programs. Although these attacks may make it more difficult to delete OpenCloud Security, proper anti-malware strategies and software will still allow you to circumvent them and remove OpenCloud Security. The code 'DB038748-B4659586-4A1071AF-32E768CD-36005B1B-F4520642-3000BF2A-04FC910B' may also be used to fake an activation for OpenCloud Security, if necessary.

  • OpenCloud Security will exploit proxy server settings to hijack your browser, and may redirect you to dangerous websites, redirect you away from safe sites or simply shut down your ability to surf the web at all. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have noted that you may often see the following error screen in the latter of these incidents:

    "Proxy server is refusing connections"

  • Security software may be blocked by OpenCloud Security, although disabling OpenCloud Security will let you regain access to software that was blocked. Renaming program files to generic names (such as 'iexplore.exe' or 'explorer.exe') may also dodge this attack in mild cases.

Above all else, until you've removed OpenCloud Security, be careful to avoid giving information or money to the criminals that market OpenCloud Security, since doing this will throw away your money for absolutely no gain.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to OpenCloud 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.

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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%\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.exe File name: OpenCloud Security.exe
Size: 2.41 MB (2419200 bytes)
MD5: 1b1c56906dce2acb6f92cdcf6ab88163
Detection count: 10
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %AppData%\OpenCloud Security\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 5, 2011
%AppData%\OpenCloud Security\csrss.exe File name: csrss.exe
Size: 188.41 KB (188416 bytes)
MD5: 098c20848f78a7bdb2fa3dbf108843f6
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %AppData%\OpenCloud Security\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 5, 2011
%APPDATA%\OpenCloud Security\sysl32.dll File name: sysl32.dll
Size: 679.93 KB (679936 bytes)
MD5: fda0983391724784e45353772be1204e
Detection count: 1
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: %APPDATA%\OpenCloud Security\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 5, 2011
%AppData%\OpenCloud Security\wf.conf File name: %AppData%\OpenCloud Security\wf.conf
Mime Type: unknown/conf
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.ico File name: %AppData%\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%StartMenu%\Programs\OpenCloud Security\ File name: %StartMenu%\Programs\OpenCloud Security\
Group: Malware file
%StartMenu%\Programs\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.lnk File name: %StartMenu%\Programs\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Desktop\OpenCloud Security.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Desktop\OpenCloud Security.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\csrss.exe File name: %Temp%\csrss.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%Programs%\Startup\csrss.exe File name: %Programs%\Startup\csrss.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%AppData%\OpenCloud SecurityClsidHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{19090308-636D-4e9b-A1CE-A647B6F794BF}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{19090308-636D-4e9b-A1CE-A647B6F794BF}HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:59232

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