Active Security

Active Security Description

ScreenshotActive Security is a fake anti-spyware application created to crook users into purchasing it. Active Security may spread via malicious Trojans, drive-by-downloads or it can be downloaded directly from its website. Similarly to most rogueware, once inside your system, Active Security will conduct a fake system scan. The scan will report fabricated results of an infestation of malware on your computer followed by the excessive display of multiple pop-up adverts.

All results from the Active Security scan are not to be trusted, and by no means should you purchase the rogue application. The presence of Active Security on your PC may result in slow system operation, browser redirections and the disabling of Task Manager and System Restore. Immediately removing Active Security from your PC is strongly advised.

Aliases: ProtectionSystem (v) [Sunbelt], Mal/Generic-A [Sophos], Medium Risk Malware, Trj/CI.A [Panda], a variant of Win32/Kryptik.AHM [NOD32], Trojan:Win32/FakeCog [Microsoft], Artemis!5A1C43CD9E03 [McAfee+Artemis], Packed.Win32.Tdss [Ikarus], Win32.Packed.TDSS.Aa [eSafe], Trojan.Packed.2936 [DrWeb], SHeur2.BKWF [AVG] and Packed.Win32.Tdss!IK [a-squared].

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  • 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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Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

Active Security Image 1 Active Security Image 2 Active Security Image 3 Active Security Image 4 Active Security Image 5 Active Security Image 6 Active Security Image 7 Active Security Image 8 Active Security Image 9

File System Details

Active Security creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 asecurity.exe 1,515,520 5a1c43cd9e038fbf26dca789e6919760
2 coreext.dll 44,032 40a6a2e7e591dc67e6ae11c178fd3622
More files

Registry Details

Active Security creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
%ProgramFiles%\Active Security
Run keys
Active Security

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