Live Security Platinum

Live Security Platinum Description

Live Security Platinum Image 1Live Security Platinum is one of the many fake security programs in the WinWebSec family of malware. Although ESG security researchers have been following the WinWeb Security family of malware for several years, Live Security Platinum is a relatively new variant first detected in 2012. Because of this, it is pivotal to ensure that your security software is fully updated. Like most fake security programs, Live Security Platinum is designed to induce PC users to purchase a worthless 'full version' of Live Security Platinum. To do this, Live Security Platinum will try to scare the computer user with a variety of fake error messages, pop-up alerts from the Taskbar and a convincing fake scan of the victim's hard drives. While Live Security Platinum itself is not as dangerous as many virus, rootkit and Trojan infections known today, its presence on your computer system can severely impede your activities due to the way Live Security Platinum blocks access to your files, causes browser redirects, and turns your computer system unstable and slow.

Identifying Live Security Platinum and Its Clones

Live Security Platinum and its clones all use an unusual color scheme, combining an ugly light pink with shades of orange. Examples of this can also be observed in other clones of Live Security Platinum, such as System Security, Antivirus Security, Total Security 2009, Security Tool, Trojan.RogueAV.a.gen, System Adware Scanner 2010, FakeAlert-KW.e, Advanced Security Tool 2010, System Tool 2011, Security Shield, MS Removal Tool, Total Security, System Security 2011, Antivirus Center, Essential Cleaner, Security Shield Pro 2011, Personal Shield Pro, Security Shield 2011, Security Sphere 2012, Advanced PC Shield 2012.While this is only one of the templates that malware in the WinWebSec family use, these fake security program's interfaces are all very similar and their file names and directory tree all use similar naming patterns. ESG security analysts warn that Live Security Platinum and its clones have no actual anti-malware capabilities and have no way of protecting your computer system from intruders. The main goal of Live Security Platinum and its clones is to obtain your credit card information and to use this information for criminal goals.

Problems Associated with Live Security Platinum

Apart from an endless stream of fake error messages, ESG malware analysts have observed numerous problems associated with Live Security Platinum. These can turn your computer system unusable due to their intrusive nature. Live Security Platinum has the ability to monitor the file processes running on your computer and to disable those corresponding to a list of legitimate security programs. Live Security Platinum can also affect your web browser, causing browser redirects to websites associated with Live Security Platinum or displaying error messages whenever you try to access websites that may help you to remove Live Security Platinum.

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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Live Security Platinum Video

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File System Details

Live Security Platinum creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
2 %Programs%\Live Security Platinum\Live Security Platinum.lnk
3 %Desktopdir%\Live Security Platinum.lnk
4 Ticket_Delta_Airlines_IN2139.zip
5 a2e1a.exe 335,872 3db4009ba568811087332374e1aef6c2
6 f424f.exe 335,872 184fce4b47332eae76ed18b1905b0951
7 c5826.exe 335,872 e6cc102925ffdca462c902a4d065b6db

Registry Details

Live Security Platinum creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Directory
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Live Security Platinum
File name without path
Live Security Platinum.lnk
RegistryKey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\DisplayIcon "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe",0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\UninstallString "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\ShortcutPath "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\DisplayName "Live Security Platinum"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"

More Details on Live Security Platinum

The following URL's were found:
Tip: We recommend blocking the domain names as well as the IP addresses associated with them.
  • adobe-upgrade.org/w.php?f=28f52
  • cougarsupport.net
The following messages associated with Live Security Platinum were found:
Live Security Platinum Warning
Spyware.IEMonster process is found. This is virus that is trying to send your passwords from Internet browser (Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook & others) for the third-parties.
Click here to protect your data with Live Security Platinum.

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