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Win 8 Home Security 2013

Posted: October 30, 2012

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 5
First Seen: October 30, 2012
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Win 8 Home Security 2013 pretends to be the next generation of PC security, but Win 8 Home Security 2013's functional features include such dangers as browser hijacks, unwarranted program-blocking behavior and inaccurate infection warnings. While Win 8 Home Security 2013 can't detect or remove malware, assuming that Win 8 Home Security 2013 is harmless will expose your PC to perpetually unsafe operating conditions until you get around to resolving your Win 8 Home Security 2013 infection with appropriate anti-malware software. Until this is done, you should be prepared to face a constant stream of fake alerts for fake infections and general system damage from Win 8 Home Security 2013 as Win 8 Home Security 2013 attempts to sell its fraudulent services.

The Ways that Win 8 Home Security 2013 Vandalizes Your Virtual Home in the Name of Security

Malicious e-mail links, links from social network websites, Trojan droppers and exploit packages like Blacole have been implicated in the distribution of Win 8 Home Security 2013 and its relatives, which are almost too numerous to count. The installation process for Win 8 Home Security 2013 also detects the attacked PC's operating system so that only Windows 8 OSes will see Win 8 Home Security 2013, Win 8 Antivirus 2013 or Win 8 Security Suite 2013, for example. By contrast, Windows XP computers may be infected by XP Antivirus Pro or Antispyware 2009, while Windows 7 computers will suffer through the installation of Win 7 Home Security 2012 or similar variants of this scamware family such as 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.

As one of many variants of FakeRean, Win 8 Home Security 2013 is most easily identified by its fake system alerts and other attempts at disguising itself as an anti-malware scanner. Nonetheless, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers are more worried over other functions included in Win 8 Home Security 2013 that can encompass to the following attacks:

  • Browser redirects that display a fake error page when you try to navigate to a safe website (this attack incidentally also blocks the site in question).
  • Registry changes that allow Win 8 Home Security 2013 to monitor which executable or EXE files are being launched. Win 8 Home Security 2013 may then choose to block a program or allow it to launch normally.
  • Important Windows security programs may be disabled or deleted. Programs that Win 8 Home Security 2013 and other FakeRean-based rogue anti-malware programs have been found to attack are Windows Firewall, Windows Defender, Windows Security Center and Windows Update.

Telling Win 8 Home Security 2013's Promotional Efforts to Take a Hike

Setting Win 8 Home Security 2013's attempts at security deconstruction aside, Win 8 Home Security 2013 also is classified as a rogue security program – specifically a fake anti-malware scanner (similar to other FakeRean programs that pretend to be anti-virus or anti-spyware scanners). On a Win 8 Home Security 2013-infected PC, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you consider any unusual system alerts to be suspect, since Win 8 Home Security 2013 is capable of brandishing several varieties of pop-ups with fake system information – including taskbar balloons.

Win 8 Home Security 2013 also will launch automatically and use the opportunity to run automatic system scans, which, of course, include long lists of fake infections. Until you can remove Win 8 Home Security 2013 with a good anti-malware application of your choice, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you attribute any strange computer malfunctions to Win 8 Home Security 2013.

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