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Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013

Posted: December 10, 2012

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 94
First Seen: December 10, 2012
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 is a fake anti-malware application that displays misleading and outright inaccurate security information as its sales pitch to make you purchase a registration key for its software. Because Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 uses erroneous pop-up warnings and system scans alongside such dangerous attacks as browser redirects and efforts to block other programs arbitrarily, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 and scamware like Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 (other members of the FakeRean family) to be a danger to your computer, rather than a security benefit. After disabling Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 by whatever means are necessary, you should use appropriate anti-malware products to remove Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 and any other malware that also may have been installed in the initial attacks that compromised your PC.

Why the Internet is Anything but Secure with Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 Infesting It

Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 is part of a sustained campaign of scamware development on the part of FakeRean's coding team, which has churned out a remarkably large number of variants over the last few years. Sub-groups of FakeRean, such as Multirogue 2012 and Multirogue 2013, often display minor differences in their behavior or aesthetics, but always lack any ability to detect or remove real malware from your PC. In addition to Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013, other recently-identified members of FakeRean include Antivirus 2008 Pro, Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus XP 2008, PC Clean Pro, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, Rogue.Vista Antivirus 2008, XP Home Security 2012, XP Security 2012 and AntiVirus PRO 2015.

SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found that most recent FakeRean-installing attacks have a tendency to use malicious websites in conjunction with Blackhole Exploit Kits, which can be configured to exploit vulnerabilities that are present on multiple types (and versions) of software. Popular targets for BEK include baseline Windows programs, Adobe software and Java, which can be exploited to install Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 without your consent as soon as you access a malicious site unprotected.

However, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also warn that you may encounter Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 by other means, such as malicious advertisements that promote Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 as a security product or offer fake browser updates.

Getting Pro About Removing the Security Hazard of Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013

Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 may look similar to an actual anti-malware product, but always displays fraudulent system information regarding infections, program malfunctions and live attacks (such as nonconsensual attempts to access your Registry). In addition to its functions as a rogue anti-malware product, Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 also may cause other issues as SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have outlined in the following summary:

  • Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 can use multiple methods of blocking harmless programs, with an eye to blocking applications that are related to Windows maintenance or security. Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 also may falsely claim that these programs are infected or damaged to justify this behavior.
  • Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 also may hijack your browser and redirect it from safe sites towards fake error pages. Once again, Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013's preferred targets include security-oriented ones such as the domains of popular anti-virus companies.
  • Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 will make hidden modifications to various system settings through alterations to your Registry. These changes can disable system notifications for the UAC, terminate your firewall's security features and cause other issues that make your computer vulnerable to being attacked.

Of course, as scamware, Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 should be deleted instead of purchased. To make sure that Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 is deleted in its entirety, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you use suitable anti-malware products. However, Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 may block such applications, making it necessary to boot into Safe Mode or utilize other means of deactivating Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 before you can delete Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 safely.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013 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:



%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013\Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013\Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013.lnk File name: %UserProfile%\Desktop\Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013"