Internet Security 2012

Internet Security 2012 Description

ScreenshotInternet Security 2012 is a fake antispyware program that is installed by way of a Trojan infection. According to ESG PC security researchers, Internet Security 2012 has no way of providing security while going online or in any other situation. Internet Security 2012 is also just as useless as previous versions of this fake security program, which go as far back as 2010 (that is, Internet Security 2010 and Internet Security 2011). This is because Internet Security 2012 is part of a common computer scam designed to convince inexperienced computer users to purchase a useless security program. Internet Security 2012 does this by detecting nonexistent malware infections on the victim's computer and constantly prompting the victim to 'register' Internet Security 2012 in order to fix these problems. Of course, this so-called registration requires a credit card payment, which puts the victim at risk for identity theft and credit card fraud, apart from the money that the victim loses from paying for this useless application. Internet Security 2012 is a carbon copy of previously reported bogus anti-spyware program such as Windows Vista Internet Security 2012, Windows 7 Internet Security 2012, Windows Vista Security 2012, Windows XP Internet Security 2012, just to name a few. ESG malware analysts recommend removing Internet Security 2012 immediately with the help of a legitimate anti-malware application. The presence of this fake security program on your computer is a definitive sign that your computer has become infected with a dangerous Trojan.

How Criminals Use Internet Security 2012 to Attempt to Steal Your Money

Internet Security 2012 is part of a scam that is older than the Internet itself. It is a version of a common scam that auto mechanics and repairmen, for example, would use in order to take advantage of people with little experience with cars or appliances. Basically, the repairman or mechanic would deliberately cause a problem with the client's car or appliance and then attempt to charge the victim in order to fix it. Internet Security 2012 works in the same way, causing the victim's computer to display common symptoms associated with malware so that the victim will be convinced to purchase a useless registration code for Internet Security 2012. Some common problems that derive from an Internet Security 2012 infection may include general system stability and performance problems, and a drastic slow-down of the infected computer system. The main symptom of an Internet Security 2012 infection is the presence of constant, non-stop error messages and security alerts claiming that the victim's computer is severely infected and recommending the full version of Internet Security 2012 as a possible cure.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Internet Security 2012 Technical Report

As new Internet Security 2012 details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.

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Technical Information

Infection Statistics

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File System Details

Internet Security 2012 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\isecurity.exe 824,320 e7280d53b38d3fca3c77d570829eb55a 42
2 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM]\Internet Security 2012.exe N/A
3 %AppData%\isecurity.exe N/A
4 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM]\defender.exe N/A
5 %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\1tmp.bat N/A
6 %ProgramFiles%\Internet Security 2012\Internet Security 2012.exe N/A
7 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe N/A
8 %TEMP%\winupd.exe N/A
9 %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\asr.dat N/A
10 %CommonPrograms%\Internet Security 2012\Internet Security 2012.lnk N/A
11 %WINDOWS%\Prefetch\ N/A
12 %UserProfile%\.Internet Security 2012 N/A

Registry Details

Internet Security 2012 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Internet Security 2012
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Internet Security 2012
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft "adver_id" = "29"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Internet Security 2012.exe" /sn"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Internet Security 2012"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Internet Security 2012.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{80c10400-59cb-4c79-97ce-cc693103afca}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = "0"
HLEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM]"

More Details on Internet Security 2012

The following messages associated with Internet Security 2012 were found:
Explorer.exe can not start
File Explorer.exe is infected by
Please activate Internet Security 2012 to protect your Computer.

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