SecurityApps Description

If you notice any security alerts presented by a program named SecurityApps, you should ignore them. These warnings are not legitimate, and the information they display is intentionally deceiving. The presence of these messages means that you are infected with a rogue security application. These threatening tools pretend to help you in the fight against threats, while they fall into this category. SecurityApps may be deployed to your PC by third-party freeware. It is important to pay attention to the details if you don't want to let suspicious applications enter alongside the main program. Some users may make the mistake to use the 'Quick' guide. The 'Advanced' one is the better solution because it will let you uncheck undesired components. When SecurityApps sneaks in, it may make a variety of changes to your Operating System (OS). These modifications may be automatic, so you may not detect them in time. SecurityApps may change Registry entries, disable certain processes and add itself to the list of programs that launch automatically.

This unreliable software may then start showing the mentioned fabricated security alerts. You may notice these deceptive warnings as notifications in the tray area or as pop-ups in your browsers. The messages may disclose disturbing information to make you feel worried about your PC. SecurityApps may claim it has detected numerous high-level Trojans, spyware, Remote Administration Tools (RATs), etc. The bogus security warnings may advise you to dial phone numbers such as 866-439-4500. In theory, calling it should contact you with experts that can fix the issues. In reality, however, the operators of this phone line are fraudsters. These con artists may ask you for payment when they cannot offer any assistance. They also may request remote access to the system, which may be used for harmful operations like the collection of information. You should use a renowned anti-malware solution to eliminate SecurityApps and terminate its fake warnings.

Technical Information

File System Details

SecurityApps creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PC FIX LABS LLC\Smart Security Suite\SmartSecuritySuite.exe 2,188,528 6dd22354ef2742268c9e6bd558ba8170 2
2 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PC Optimizer\PC Optimizer\Wiindows.exe 1,121,792 7f5798292be15f8a4d47793dbf67aea0 1
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Registry Details

SecurityApps creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC Optimizer\PC Optimizer
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PC Optimizer\PC Optimizer
Registry key
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\SecurityApps2
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Caphyon\Advanced Installer\LZMA\{D2CB3C4E-701F-4277-B7B1-1708AE9364BF}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PC Optimizer\PC Optimizer
Regexp file mask

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