Why Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Is Fake?Microsoft Security Essentials Alert is associated with the non-existent paid version of "dynamic proactive protection" of the reputable antivirus program Microsoft Security Essentials. According to the alert box, Microsoft Security Essential has detected potential threats that might compromise my privacy or damage my computer with a specific Trojan. Several tabs will be provided such as Show details, Clean computer, Apply actions and Close. If users click '' Clean computer'', there goes the automatic scanning generated from http://domainsrandomsswopp.info/?affid=00333&promo_type=7&promo_opt=1 which will be blocked as a ''Reported Attack Page!'' in a clean and unquestionable website. You will also find the drop file as freescan_2012.exe. Various infection will be listed on the reports in the wake of the imitative scanning, it even claims that your Disk C: is severely infected with scores of virus, Trojan, spyware and other malware. Then it will prompt users to update to the full version with the registry code. If users hit the ' Close ' button or just x-out the warning window, it will be regenerated once users run certain program, even when opening an plain office file or browsing certain page.
Please note that Microsoft Security Essentials is a free antivirus program developed by Microsoft, it doesn't ask to pay to activate the full version or so. Such rogue are created with the purpose of reaping money from less experienced users. In case you got hit with such treacherous malware, please ignore the fake alerts and get rid of Microsoft Security Essentials Alert virus as early as possible.
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Screenshot
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Is Dangerous?
- Creates a start-up to make itself automatically activated with Windows loading.
- Presented faulty infection alerts to mislead unwary and unwitting users.
- Blocks multiple Windows service and installed applications.
- Blocks visit to certain websites and deletes download files.
- Installs other malware without user knowledge to further corrupt the system.
- Adds a shortcut of itself on desktop which cannot be deleted.
- Causes blue screen of death and Internet connection failure.
Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Removal GuidesThe Trojan amends system so that it can be started once Windows gets loaded and pops up out of nowhere which makes the computer unusable at all. You may find that all antivirus cannot be activated, even in safe mode (or safe mode with networking). Luckily we still have manual approach which can help remove Microsoft Security Essentials Alert and related popups. Below is the referential steps on how:
Step 1： Restart the infected computer into safe mode with networking by pressing and holding F8 before Windows launches.
Step 2: Search for and manually delete below files:
Step 3: Navigate to remove the registry entries associated as below in Registry Editor:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = "0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnPostRedirect" = "0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data\antispy.exe