Internet Security 2012

Internet Security 2012 Description

ScreenshotInternet Security 2012 is a fake antispyware program that is installed by way of a Trojan infection. According to ESG PC security researchers, Internet Security 2012 has no way of providing security while going online or in any other situation. Internet Security 2012 is also just as useless as previous versions of this fake security program, which go as far back as 2010 (that is, Internet Security 2010 and Internet Security 2011). This is because Internet Security 2012 is part of a common computer scam designed to convince inexperienced computer users to purchase a useless security program. Internet Security 2012 does this by detecting nonexistent malware infections on the victim's computer and constantly prompting the victim to 'register' Internet Security 2012 in order to fix these problems. Of course, this so-called registration requires a credit card payment, which puts the victim at risk for identity theft and credit card fraud, apart from the money that the victim loses from paying for this useless application.

Internet Security 2012 is a carbon copy of previously reported bogus anti-spyware program from the FakeRean such as Internet Protector, Vista Home Security 2013, Win 7 Antivirus Plus 2013, Spyware Protection 2010, Vista Antivirus 2012, Windows XP Internet Security 2012, Win 7 Antispyware 2013, Internet Security Plus, AntiSpy Safeguard, Internet Security Pro, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, Vista Antivirus Plus 2013, MySafePC 2014 , Internet Antivirus 2011, Vista Security 2012, Win 8 Antispyware 2013, Windows Vista Antivirus 2012, Win 8 Security System, XP Home Security 2013, Internet Security Pro 2013, AVbytes XP/Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Antivirus 2015, PCclean Pro, Vista Total Security 2013, GuardBytes Plus, Win 8 Protection 2013, Vista Internet Security 2013, Rogue Rango XP/Vista/Win7/Win8 Antivirus, AVC Plus, XP Internet Security 2013, Win 7 Internet Security Pro 2013, Vista Internet Security Pro 2013, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Antivirus 2008, Win 7 Home Security 2013, Internet Security Premium, Win 7 Internet Security 2011, Win 7 Total Security 2013, Win 8 Antivirus 2013, Internet Security, XP Antivirus Plus 2013, Win 7 Internet Security 2012, Win 7 Security 2013, Win 8 Security Suite 2013, Security Cleaner Pro, Galileo System Cleaner, A-Secure 2015, Vista Internet Security 2012, Vista Antispyware 2013, XP Internet Security Pro 2013, Internet Security 2014, XP Security 2012, Antivirus Plus 2014, XP Anti-Virus 2011, Win 7 Security, Windows Clear Problems, Win 7 Security 2012, Palladium Pro, CleanThis, Win 7 Security Plus 2013, Win 7 Protection 2014, Windows 7 Antispyware 2012, Great Antispy 2012, AVLab Internet Security 2015, Win 8 Home Security 2013, Windows Essentials Pro 2013, Win 7 Antivirus 2013, Vista Antivirus 2013, Windows Vista Security 2012, Antivirus2008, XP Antispyware 2013, Win 7 Home Security Pro 2013, Windows 7 Internet Security 2012, Vista Security Plus 2013, Privacy Protection, Win 7 AntiVirus 2012, TitanAntivirus2013/PCDefender360, Windows Vista Internet Security 2012, Vista Security Cleaner Pro, Antispyware Pro 2012, XP Internet Security 2012, Internet Security Protection, Win 7/Win 8/XP/Vista Antivirus Pro 2013, ThinkPoint, Internet Security 2013, Vista Security 2013, XP Security 2013, Win 7 Internet Security 2013, Antivirus Pro 2009. ESG malware analysts recommend removing Internet Security 2012 immediately with the help of a legitimate anti-malware application. The presence of this fake security program on your computer is a definitive sign that your computer has become infected with a dangerous Trojan.

How Criminals Use Internet Security 2012 to Attempt to Steal Your Money

Internet Security 2012 is part of a scam that is older than the Internet itself. It is a version of a common scam that auto mechanics and repairmen, for example, would use in order to take advantage of people with little experience with cars or appliances. Basically, the repairman or mechanic would deliberately cause a problem with the client's car or appliance and then attempt to charge the victim in order to fix it. Internet Security 2012 works in the same way, causing the victim's computer to display common symptoms associated with malware so that the victim will be convinced to purchase a useless registration code for Internet Security 2012. Some common problems that derive from an Internet Security 2012 infection may include general system stability and performance problems, and a drastic slow-down of the infected computer system. The main symptom of an Internet Security 2012 infection is the presence of constant, non-stop error messages and security alerts claiming that the victim's computer is severely infected and recommending the full version of Internet Security 2012 as a possible cure.

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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

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File System Details

Internet Security 2012 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\isecurity.exe 824,320 e7280d53b38d3fca3c77d570829eb55a 18
2 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM]\Internet Security 2012.exe N/A
3 %AppData%\isecurity.exe N/A
4 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM]\defender.exe N/A
5 %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\1tmp.bat N/A
6 %ProgramFiles%\Internet Security 2012\Internet Security 2012.exe N/A
7 %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM]\[RANDOM].exe N/A
8 %TEMP%\winupd.exe N/A
9 %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\asr.dat N/A
10 %CommonPrograms%\Internet Security 2012\Internet Security 2012.lnk N/A
11 %WINDOWS%\Prefetch\ N/A
12 %UserProfile%\.Internet Security 2012 N/A

Registry Details

Internet Security 2012 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Internet Security 2012
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = "0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data\Internet Security 2012.exe" /sn"
HLEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM]"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{80c10400-59cb-4c79-97ce-cc693103afca}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft "adver_id" = "29"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Internet Security 2012.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Internet Security 2012"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Internet Security 2012

More Details on Internet Security 2012

The following messages associated with Internet Security 2012 were found:
Explorer.exe can not start
File Explorer.exe is infected by
Please activate Internet Security 2012 to protect your Computer.

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  • jenila:

    Internet security 2012 is a fake antivirus !! we should get rid of them!!

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