Threat Database Rogue Anti-Spyware Program Internet Security Pro 2013

Internet Security Pro 2013

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 9,824
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 485
First Seen: June 4, 2013
Last Seen: August 11, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Despite its name and appearance, it is important to understand that Internet Security Pro 2013, one more component of the FakeRean family is a malicious security program, a bogus anti-virus solution that is used to carry out a well-known online scam. Malware like Internet Security Pro 2013 are designed to imitate the appearance of legitimate security applications without having the capacity to detect or remove malware. Usually, Internet Security Pro 2013 is installed on a computer using underhanded tactics, such as social engineering or another malware infection. If Internet Security Pro 2013 or one of its many clones have been installed on your computer, ESG malware researchers recommend removing Internet Security Pro 2013 with the help of a reputable security application and disregarding all of this fake security application's messages and recommendations.

How Criminals Steal Your Money Using Internet Security Pro 2013

When Internet Security Pro 2013 is installed, Internet Security Pro 2013 makes changes to your computer that allows Internet Security Pro 2013 to start up automatically, display irritating notifications, and interfere with legitimate security software. Basically, Internet Security Pro 2013 will do whatever it takes to make it look like your machine is severely infected with a variety of rootkits, viruses and Trojans. Internet Security Pro 2013 displays a fake system scan and repeatedly spams you with error messages and fake system alerts. The point of these tactics is to convince you that you need to 'upgrade' Internet Security Pro 2013. Every time the victim attempts to use Internet Security Pro 2013 to remove these supposed malware threats, Internet Security Pro 2013 will claim that it is necessary to pay for a 'full version' of Internet Security Pro 2013. Since Internet Security Pro 2013 is a malware infection itself, ESG security researchers strongly recommend computer users to ignore all of Internet Security Pro 2013's notifications.

To remove Internet Security Pro 2013, ESG security analysts advise using a tested anti-malware application containing updated definitions. To prevent Internet Security Pro 2013 from interfering with your security software, ESG malware researchers advise starting up the infected computer from a detachable memory device or in Safe Mode. Computer users that have already paid for Internet Security Pro 2013 may be able to get their money back by reporting the Internet Security Pro 2013 scam to their credit card company as a well known online scam and disputing the charges to their credit card.

Among the numberless components of the FakeRean family are Antivirus 2008, Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, PC Clean Pro, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Clear Problems, XP Security 2012, Antivirus PRO 2015.

File System Details

Internet Security Pro 2013 may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %TEMP%\[random].exe
2. %TEMP%\winupd.exe
3. C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\
4. 3C2.TMP

Registry Details

Internet Security Pro 2013 may create the following registry entry or registry entries:


Internet Security Pro 2013 may call the following URLs:

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