Windows Secure Kit 2011

Windows Secure Kit 2011 Description

Windows Secure Kit 2011 is a clone of Windows Web Security and Apple Web Security, two rogue anti-malware programs that have been noted for their attacks since mid-2011. In addition to having its own host site, Windows Secure Kit 2011 is also distributed through malicious advertisements that circulate on unrelated sites, and malware experts suggest that you be cautious about interaction with unusual advertisements that could serve as Windows Secure Kit 2011 installation platforms. Although Windows Secure Kit 2011, like its clones, can't detect or remove PC threats, Windows Secure Kit 2011 will still portray fake evidence of nonexistent Trojans, viruses and other forms of malicious software. If you install Windows Secure Kit 2011 either deliberately or by mistake, you should take immediate steps to remove Windows Secure Kit 2011 with legitimate anti-malware software, since Windows Secure Kit 2011 doesn't have real security features and has been linked to attacks that include browser redirects.

How the Windows Secure Kit 2011 Gets Delivered Straight to Your PC

As a very recent variant of other types of scamware from its family, Windows Secure Kit 2011 may require up-to-date versions of anti-malware threat databases to be detected and removed. At the time of this writing, current Windows Secure Kit 2011 installation methods have been known to use two separate techniques, both of which are browser-based, as noted below:

  • Windows Secure Kit 2011 has been known to be promoted by browser hijackers that are installed on your PC without your permission and create Windows Secure Kit 2011-related pop-ups to prompt you to install Windows Secure Kit 2011. These browser hijackers should be considered malicious and be removed via system scans with appropriate security software, and may include other functions, along with their Windows Secure Kit 2011-marketing efforts. Side effects can encompass random redirects to unrelated pornographic or gay lifestyle websites.
  • malware research team has also revealed malicious advertisements that promote Windows Secure Kit 2011. These advertisements may be hosted at unrelated sites like and will encourage you to interact with them via fraudulent pretenses (such as offering a free iPod). After the click, you're redirected to or another website that hosts Windows Secure Kit 2011.

In either case, the installation prompt for Windows Secure Kit 2011 is likely to include the following message:

"Windows Secure Kit 2011 has found critical process activity on your PC and will perform fast scan of system files!"

Unwrapping the Windows Secure Kit 2011's Bundle of Woes

Windows Secure Kit 2011 will launch itself without your consent and attempt to fake scans of your PC on a semi-regular basis. System scans by Windows Secure Kit 2011 will portray your computer as being infected by dozens of PC threats, and Windows Secure Kit 2011 may also supplement these scans with equally-inaccurate pop-up warnings. Although Windows Secure Kit 2011 will be quick to ask for your credit card information so that its premium version can remove these problems, malware experts recommend that you ignore Windows Secure Kit 2011's fake security tactics and save your money.

Since Windows Secure Kit 2011 may be installed with supporting PC threats, you should scan your entire PC with a trustworthy anti-malware product to be certain of removing Windows Secure Kit 2011 and related infections. Unlike most types of scamware, Windows Secure Kit 2011 has been confirmed to be cross-platform, and variants of Security Shield 2012 may infect either Windows or Mac-based computers.

Windows Secure Kit 2011 belongs to the family, which includes members such as

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=[site address]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=[site address]
Posted: February 21, 2012

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