VirusSecurity is a fake security program that is a fairly typical example of a classic infection. Rogue security programs are false anti-virus or defragmenter programs that are designed to scam their victims rather than to repair a computer system. VirusSecurity operates in exactly the same way as the most popular rogue security programs and should be removed from your computer system immediately. According to ESG security researchers, VirusSecurity is of Korean origin, and its interface and array of fake system alerts are also in Korean. This may make it especially frustrating for its victims with no knowledge of the Korean language, as they may find a new presence on their computer, displaying messages that are incomprehensible to a person not familiar with Korean. However, if you have handled files of Korean origin, visited servers located in Korea or received suspicious emails in Korean only to find that a new program has been installed onto your computer system (displaying an interface entirely in Korean), you can be sure that your computer has become infected with a dangerous Trojan. VirusSecurity should be treated as one would treat any other malware infection, regardless of its origin. ESG security researchers strongly recommend using a reliable anti-virus application to remove VirusSecurity automatically. While manual removal of VirusSecurity is possible, automatic removal ensures that your computer will not become reinfected with this threat, and will also catch all other malware associated with a VirusSecurity infection.
Protecting Your Computer System from VirusSecurity
Rogue security programs like VirusSecurity are usually associated with a Trojan infection. These malware infections are known as Trojans because they need the victim to download or install it. Unlike viruses or worms, most Trojans cannot spread by themselves and will usually rely on social engineering or a secondary application (usually known as a dropper), in order to infect a computer system. Because of this, learning safe browsing practices is essential in protecting yourself from malware such as VirusSecurity. While fully-updated security software will protect your computer, Trojans associated with VirusSecurity rely on the user to download and install them, bypassing the installed security software. To do this, they will usually be disguised as something else. Common places where you may find Trojans in disguise, include suspicious email attachments, codecs on pornographic video websites, popular file downloads on file sharing networks and fake system or application updates from a third party.
Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
How Can You Detect VirusSecurity?
VirusSecurity Removal Details
VirusSecurity has typically the following processes in memory:
- C:\Program Files\VirusSecurity\VirusSecurityLaunch.exe
VirusSecurity creates the following files in the system:
VirusSecurity creates the following registry entries:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\VirusSecurityUp.exe