ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode

ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode Description

ScreenshotIf your ESET Smart Security anti-virus is displaying a window that claims that the ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode is activated, your computer is really infected with a rogue anti-virus program. According to our ESG malware researchers, there is a rogue anti-virus program that is typically distributed through fake updates for Adobe Flash. This malware infection disables the computer user's anti-virus program and replaces it with a fake, which displays a window claiming that the ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode has been activated. Our ESG malware researchers recommend using a fully-updated anti-malware application to remove the ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode invader from your computer.
 

ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode Clever Tactics

The way the ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode rogue anti-virus program works has caught the attention of computer security researchers from around the world. This dangerous malware invader includes some tactics that are rather clever, and that can be quite effective against unprepared computer users. For example, ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode detects any legitimate anti-virus applications running on the computer, and then changes according to any of ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode finds. For example, the Avira anti-virus will appear to display the "Avira Enhanced Protection Mode" message, or computers with the anti-virus utility from Norton will display a window showing that Norton is in "Enhanced Protection Mode." The icon on the Taskbar will also correspond to the anti-virus installed on the infected computer. According to our ESG malware researchers, the feature that makes this rogue anti-virus dangerous is the fact that ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode doesn't display notifications from a completely imaginary security program (like most rogue security programs). Instead, ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode makes the computer user believe that the legitimate anti-virus utility that was previously installed continues to work as normal.
 

The Goal of ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode

Our ESG malware researchers consider the ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode to be a severe threat to your privacy and to your computer's security. The reason this rogue security application disables your anti-virus protection is to allow ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode to gather your personal information and keep track of your online activity. It then relays this information to a third party, so that it can be used for unethical purposes. Even worse than that, your computer will be without protection, which leaves you vulnerable to any number of dangerous malware threats.

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode Image 1

Registry Details

ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
RegistryKey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode"

More Details on ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode

The following messages associated with ESET Smart Security Enhanced Protection Mode were found:
Attention!
Eset Smart Security operates under enhanced protection mode. This is a temporary measure necessary for immediate response to the threat from virus. No action is required from you.

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