Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware Description

Screenshot'Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware' is a fake warning message that should be ignored by users. The 'Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware' warning informs a victim that his/her system is infested with malware. Then the victim is given an option to fix the computer and remove the malware by clicking on a provided 'Scan Online' button. Once a victim clicks on this button a new window will open and display a list of programs that the victim can choose from to remove the malware. The list contains both legitimate and illegitimate security programs. However, the victim will only be able to execute the illegitimate programs such as Red Cross Antivirus, Peak Protection 2010 and Major Defense Kit.

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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.
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Technical Information

File System Details

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware creates the following file(s):
# File Name
1 %UserProfile%\Application Data\tmp.exe
2 %UserProfile%\Application Data\defender.exe
3 %UserProfile%\Application Data\antispy.exe
4 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\[random]
5 %UserProfile%\Application Data\PAV\

Registry Details

Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Malware creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = "0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "SelfdelNT"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PAV
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "tmp"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data\antispy.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnPostRedirect" = "0"

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