Hypersecurityshield.com Description

ScreenshotHypersecurityshield.com is a malicious website associated with a browser hijacker known by the same name. Hypersecurityshield.com promotes the rogue security application System Security 2009. At this website, the victim will be urged to run a free online scan of their hard drives which will invariably return a large number of false positive results. This fake scan is done to convince visitors to the Hypersecurityshield.com site that their computer system is in severe trouble and that it is necessary to download and install the fake security program System Security 2009. This is part of an elaborate online scam that is quite prevalent and has claimed a huge number of victims over the years. While it may be an easy recommendation to simply urge computer users to stay away from Hypersecurityshield.com, most users do not reach this website through their own will. Rather, they are forced to visit Hypersecurityshield.com because a browser hijacker infection on their computer system. If you have visited Hypersecurityshield.com, either voluntarily or because of a dangerous browser hijacker infection, ESG security strongly recommend scanning your computer system with a reliable anti-malware tool in order to ensure that a dangerous malware does not make its home in your hard drive.

How Hypersecurityshield.com Uses a Browser Hijacker to Attract Visitors

While legitimate websites try to maintain useful and attractive content in order to receive visitors and the revenue associated with web traffic, Hypersecurityshield.com uses a dangerous browser hijacker in order to attract visitors. Hypersecurityshield.com's browser hijacker is designed to take over the infected computer system's Internet browser and to change its settings so that its home page will become Hypersecurityshield.com. It will also alter search results on any searches on the most popular search engines so that, instead of linking to the correct website, they'll take the victim to Hypersecurityshield.com when clicked. Other symptoms associated with Hypersecurityshield.com's browser hijacker include being directed to Hypersecurityshield.com after entering another address into the browser's address bar, after clicking on a random link, or after using the infected browser's navigation bar. The Hypersecurityshield.com browser hijacker can also create pop-up windows of Hypersecurityshield.com or of its fake online scan and even insert links to Hypersecurityshield.com in what would otherwise be plain text. Because of these problems, ESG security researchers strongly recommend removing any Hypersecurityshield.com-related malware immediately.

Technical Information

File System Details

Hypersecurityshield.com creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %\Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\00308937\00308937.exe N/A
2 %UserProfile%\Desktop\System Security 2009.lnk N/A
3 %\Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\00308937\config.udb N/A
4 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Security\System Security 2009.lnk N/A
5 %\Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\00308937\pc00308937ins N/A
6 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Security\System Security 2009 Support.lnk N/A

Registry Details

Hypersecurityshield.com creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "00308937"