Threat Database Rogue Websites Security-mechanic.com

Security-mechanic.com

By GoldSparrow in Rogue Websites

Security-mechanic.com is a browser hijacker promoting the distribution of the rogue anti-spyware application known as Security Mechanic. Due to affiliated trojans infiltrating the computer via security exploits and modifying the browser settings, web-surfing activities are redirected to the Security-mechanic.com domain. Once here, the computer is subject to a fake online scan that displays fictitious and sometimes grossly exaggerated infection results, all in order to intimidate the user into purchasing the fake spyware remover Security Mechanic.

File System Details

Security-mechanic.com creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\windll32.exe N/A
2. %UserProfile%\Application Data\shellex.dll N/A
3. %UserProfile%\Application Data\setup.exe N/A
4. %UserProfile%\Application Data\lsascs.exe N/A
5. %WINDOWS\System32\spyprotector.cpl N/A
6. %UserProfile%\Application Data\spyprotector N/A
7. %Documents and Settings%\[User]\Application Data\SpyProtector\SC_Config.ini N/A
8. %ProgramFiles%\Security Mechanic N/A
9. %Documents and Settings%\[User]\Application Data\SpyProtector\SC_Base_new.dat N/A

Registry Details

Security-mechanic.com creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\{107a1d63-2eaa-4694-8aba-ec209c630d83}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\lsascs.exe
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{107a1d63-2eaa-4694-8aba-ec209c630d83}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Security Mechanic"

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