Security Scanner

Security Scanner Image 1According to ESG Security researchers, Security Scanner is a fake antispyware application with no spyware removal capabilities. While this program’s interface is highly convincing, there are a few slight grammatical errors and inconsistencies (such as its motto, ‘protect your PC on [sic] new level’) that betray this rogue security program’s origins. Security Scanner is part of a well-known online scam, which usually starts with a Trojan infection that leads to an attempt to steal inexperienced computer users’ money. Security Scanner is a duplicate of the counterfeit security programs that include Security Tool, Security Shield and Security Shield 2011.

ESG malware analysts recommend being proactive in order to prevent a Security Scanner infection by learning to recognize these kinds of fake security programs for what they are. If your machine is already infected with Security Scanner, you may find that you are bombarded with constant error messages and fake security alerts. Security Scanner should be removed with a reliable anti-malware application obtained from a reputable source. You should not pay for a useless ‘full version’ of Security Scanner under any circumstances and, if you have, you may still being capable to contact your credit card provider in order to have the charges waived and reported as fraudulent.

Recognizing Rogue Security Programs Like Security Scanner

Modern malware can be quite complex, and criminals go to great lengths to make their fake security software as authentic as possible. This is because it is much easier to trick computer users into downloading malware themselves than it is to create malware designed to use brute force to overcome a computer system’s defenses against intruders. However, there are several characteristics of rogue anti-spyware applications like Security Scanner that can allow even relatively inexperienced computer users to recognize them for what they are:
  1. Security Scanner enters your computer system without your authorization or will download after aggressively pestering you with pop-up windows and error messages urging you that your computer is severely infected.
  2. Security Scanner will claim that your computer is severely infected but will be vague as to the details. It will also be completely ineffective at removing the supposed problems, instead prompting you to purchase a ‘full version’. Rogue security programs tend to constantly direct their victims to a website where the victim’s credit card information is requested.
  3. Security Scanner will not allow you to remove it easily from your computer system; Security Scanner will crash whenever the computer user attempts to uninstall Security Scanner. Ultimately, a legitimate anti-malware application is necessary to remove Security Scanner from an infected computer.

Are You Unable to Open Programs or Surf the Internet?

Your computer may have Security Scanner hiding in memory. Security Scanner prevents programs from executing on your computer and blocks access to the Internet. Try these two methods to download and install SpyHunter to detect and remove Security Scanner:

Method #1
  1. Wait fo Security Scanner to finish running it's fake scanner. Then, click the 'Remove' button, select 'Yes, activate Security Scanner' and Security Scanner's purchase web page will appear.
  2. On Security Scanner's purchase page, click anywhere to select the Security Scanner's purchase page, press Ctrl+N and a new page will open. This method will allow you to access the Internet and download SpyHunter’s spyware scanner.

Method #2
  1. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media.
  2. Transfer the copy of SpyHunter to the Security Scanner infection and install and run SpyHunter's spyware scanner.

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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

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.

If you still can't install SpyHunter? View other possible causes of installation issues.

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

Is Your PC Infected with Security Scanner? Video

Tip: Turn your sound ON and watch the video in Full Screen mode to fully experience how Security Scanner infects a computer.

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File System Details

Security Scanner creates the following file(s):
# File Name
1 %LocalAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Registry Details

Security Scanner creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"

More Details on Security Scanner

The following messages associated with Security Scanner were found:
Security Scanner Warning
Harmful software have been detected at your PC.
Click here to deactivate it.
Security Scanner Warning
Security Scanner has found viruses at your system.We highly recommend to get license for Security Scanner to remove harmful software now.
Security Scanner Warning
Spyware.IEMonster process is found. This is virus that is trying to send your passwords from Internet browser (Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook & others) for the third-parties.
Click here to protect your data with Security Scanner.
Warning message from Internet browser. This page under virus attack. This may crash your system.

This may be caused by:
  • Virus content founded at this site trying to install its components.
  • Malicious & unknown network processes are determined.
  • Your system is under virus attack.
  • Negative references from other citizens concerning this web page.
  • Your system ports and backdoors have been checked by visited page for external access.

  • Obtain a license of "Security Scanner" to protect your PC for the safest browsing Internet pages (desirable)
  • Launch spyware, virus and malware scanning process.
  • Keep browsing.
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