Thursday, May 19, 2011

Remove Security Center (SecurityCenter) rogue anti-spyware

Security Center (SecurityCenter) does not sound as a name that is vacant, for it is one of the first denominations that would occur to most of the people, if they were asked to invent a name for computer system security solution.
Therefore two unrelated programs co-exist under this name. Both of them are rogue security tools, both do not secure computer systems a bit.
One of them was detected in 2009. Two years is too long period for fake antispyware so that it has long since been eliminated.  The 2009 detection was found to be created from already existing malware, Privacy Components.
This article is rather to warn you of 2011 release of malware under this name, as well as to provide you relevant Security Center removal method.
The 2011 release is a member of a large number fake antispyware family that includes such notorious counterfeits as Internet Security, Antimalware Defender, Internet Protection.
Most likely, if you have got adware under such name, you need to get rid of Security Center of 2011 year of origin – click here to start free scan in order to cover both 2009 and 2011 threats under the single name above, as well as to disinfect your computer system according to the scan results.

Security Center screenshot:

Security Center remover download:

Security Center removal info:
Delete infected files:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dat
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].ico
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\SecurityCenter.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Security Center.lnk
Delete infected registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List “C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe” = ‘C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe:*:Enabled:Security Center’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]“

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