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PC Security Pro

Posted: September 14, 2011

Threat Metric

Ranking: 9,737
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 12
First Seen: September 14, 2011
Last Seen: September 20, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PC Security Pro is a clone of other rogue security programs from the same family that share their visual structure and code with similar scamware. These fake security programs, including PC Security Pro, profit off of a fraudulent marketing scheme that claims that PC Security Pro and related programs are free, only to alert you later with fake infection pop-ups that request you to spend money on a registration process to fix these issues. SpywareRemove.com malware experts have looked PC Security Pro over from head to toe and failed to find a single genuine or positive feature about PC Security Pro; instead, PC Security Pro is only good for delivering PC Security Pro's false positives and causing web browser-related attacks. You should delete PC Security Pro with a trusted anti-malware program, just as you would do for any virus, Trojan or worm.

Stepping Back from PC Security Pro's Fake Info Injections

PC Security Pro, like most forms of rogue security software, uses fake information as a primary method of swindling money. Its marketing scheme proudly presents PC Security Pro as an excellent PC security product at various neutral download warehouse websites, as well as at PC Security Pro's own site, pc-security-pro.soft32.com. If you fall for these lying descriptions and install PC Security Pro, you'll soon find even more types of bad data headed straight at you.

While PC Security Pro is active, either openly or in the form of a background memory process, your PC will be subjected to various fake alerts, warnings and pop-ups, all of which try to trick you into thinking that your computer is damaged in a variety of ways. Some of the standard error messages that SpywareRemove.com malware experts have brought to light include the following examples:

Your computer is being attacked by a Internet Virus.
It could be a password stealing attack, a trojan – dropper or similar.

Windows Security alert
Your system might be at risk now.
Windows reports that computer is infected.
Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other
security threats. Click here for the scan your computer using PC Security Pro.

These errors don't detect any real problems on your PC, and are only created to make you waste money on PC Security Pro's nonexistent security. Similar errors may also be created by PC Security Pro's clones, such as PC Security 2010, Rapid Antivirus, PC Antispyware 2010, Home Antivirus Pro 2010 and Home Antivirus 2010.

Other Undesired Aspects of a PC Security Pro House Guest on Your PC

PC Security Pro may also attempt to distract you by creating other issues that may lead you to believe that your computer is more severely infected than you previously suspected. However, rest assured, all of the symptoms noted below that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have scouted out are the fault of PC Security Pro or a related infection and can be dealt with by removing PC Security Pro with the right security scanner:

  • Browser hijacks that redirect you to a PC Security Pro website.
  • Error messages that block you from visiting PC security websites.
  • A desktop that's locked to an alarming error message.
  • Poor system performance due to PC Security Pro's excessive and constant usage of system resources like RAM.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to PC Security Pro 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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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:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\PC Security Pro.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Desktop\PC Security Pro.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%StartMenu%\Programs\PC Security Pro\ File name: %StartMenu%\Programs\PC Security Pro\
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\PC Security Pro\ File name: %AppData%\PC Security Pro\
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "PC Security Pro"