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SecureMyPcPCScanner

Posted: September 16, 2011

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 5
First Seen: September 16, 2011
Last Seen: September 12, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

SecureMyPCScanner is a component of the SecureMyPC scamware product, a rogue anti-spyware program that pretends to detect infections on your PC before requesting money for activation to remove them. Although SecureMyPCScanner (also known by its longer name, SecureMyPC Spyware Defense and Removal) will not fail to detect a wide range of serious PC threats, this is because SecureMyPCScanner finds infections where there aren't any via false positives, in some cases, even by detecting files that aren't on your hard drive at all! SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you get rid of SecureMyPCScanner by using a real PC security program, since SecureMyPCScanner may also be the direct or indirect cause of other problems, such as browser hijackers and constricted access to software.

An Unflattering Scan Over SecureMyPCScanner's Capabilities

Although SecureMyPCScanner claims to 'break new ground in design and functionality,' this isn't true even of the features that SecureMyPCScanner actually has, let alone the features that SecureMyPCScanner pretends to possess. SpywareRemove.com malware experts chipped past SecureMyPCScanner's fraudulent marketing to find out what SecureMyPCScanner really does, and weren't pleased to find 'features' like the ones listed below:

  • During its scans, SecureMyPCScanner will indicate that normal and even critical system files are actually threats to your PC.
  • SecureMyPCScanner's scan results will also display a preset list of fake PC threats, even if they aren't on your computer at the time (or never were on your computer at all). This includes fake files from file-sharing programs such as BearShare and iMesh, as well as miscellaneous toolbars.
  • SecureMyPCScanner pretends to define and categorize all of the PC threats that SecureMyPCScanner supposedly finds according to their type (spyware, adware, etc.) and risk level (low, moderate or high), but isn't capable of finding real infections.
  • Finally, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found that even the purchasable version of SecureMyPCScanner, like many other scamware products, doesn't have the ability to remove actual infections from your PC. Instead of doing this, SecureMyPCScanner may simply shut down SecureMyPCScanner's fake infection alerts after you've purchased SecureMyPCScanner.

The Real Way to Secure Your PC... Against SecureMyPCScanner

Since SecureMyPCScanner and other components of SecureMyPC have no benefits to your computer, there's no reason to avoid removing SecureMyPCScanner with a suitable anti-malware program. Deleting SecureMyPCScanner by hand, while technically feasible, is prone to error and may, if done improperly, harm Windows. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you use your chosen anti-malware product in Safe Mode and make sure that you have all relevant software updates before you proceed with a system scan.

You should never attempt to remove any files or Registry entries that SecureMyPCScanner tells you are infected, since this can result in direct harm to the OS and require that you reinstall Windows or other programs.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

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



PC Scanner.exe File name: PC Scanner.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
PackageUpdater.exe File name: PackageUpdater.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
PC Scanner.lnk File name: PC Scanner.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
Uninstall.lnk File name: Uninstall.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
defs.cfp File name: defs.cfp
Mime Type: unknown/cfp
Group: Malware file
INSTALL.LOG File name: INSTALL.LOG
Mime Type: unknown/LOG
Group: Malware file
install.sss File name: install.sss
Mime Type: unknown/sss
Group: Malware file
Registrator.exe File name: Registrator.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
remover.exe File name: remover.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
settings.ini File name: settings.ini
Mime Type: unknown/ini
Group: Malware file
Uninstall.exe File name: Uninstall.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{44EC053A-400F-11D0-9DCD-00A0C90391D3}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\"{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}" = ""HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ATL.RegistrarHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\TrustedPublisher\CRLsHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\TrustedPublisher\CTLsHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{DCE67771-E19A-4E90-886A-61B35EDBF73E}