Security Solution 2011 Description
Security Solution 2011 is a clone from the MS Removal Tool family of rogue security programs. These fake security applications are usually distributed by Trojans, such as the Zlob Trojan or the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan. Security Solution 2011 is part of a scam that targets inexperienced computer users to try to steal their money. ESG PC security advisers strongly recommend removing Security Solution 2011 with a fully-updated anti-malware application. Security Solution 2011 contains components that may make its removal difficult. In these cases, ESG malware analysts recommend rebooting Windows in Safe Mode.
How the Security Solution 2011 Works?
The Security Solution 2011 scam is similar to scams that are commonly carried out by most rogue security programs. This kind of scam has three main steps:
- Infiltrate the victim's computer. First of all, Security Solution 2011 needs to be downloaded and installed onto the victim's computer. There are many ways in which Security Solution 2011 may do this, but the most common is through the aid of a Trojan. Trojans associated with Security Solution 2011, such as the Zlob Trojan or the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan, will usually display a fake error message claiming that a virus was detected on the victim's computer. Then, the Trojan will prompt the computer user to download Security Solution 2011 to fix the nonexistent virus. If the victim agrees, Security Solution 2011 will be downloaded and installed.
- Enforce the illusion that the victim's computer is severely infected. Security Solution 2011 creates a large number of problems on the victim's computer, in order to make the victim panic. Some of these problems include slowness, instability, frequent crashes, blocked access to executable files, frequent error messages and blocked access to the Internet browser. Security Solution 2011 also reinforces this illusion by displaying constant fake security alerts and a fake scan showing a large number of nonexistent virus problems on the victim's computer. Due to the changes that Security Solution 2011 makes to the Windows Registry, these effects cannot be bypassed without launching Windows in Safe Mode.
- Charge the victim to pay for a "full version" of Security Solution 2011. Once Security Solution 2011 has managed to make the victim panic, Security Solution 2011 will attempt to convince the victim to pay for a "full version" of this fake security program. It will do so with constant security alerts and by constantly directing the victim to a payment form. Security Solution 2011 claims that the only way to fix the very problems Security Solution 2011 alleges to detect is by paying to unlock hidden features in this fake security application.
Don't become a victim of Security Solution 2011. ESG malware analysts recommend ignoring Security Solution 2011's alerts and removing this fake security program with a legitimate anti-malware solution.
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File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|4||%AppData%\Security Solution 2011\securityhelper.exe||N/A|
|5||%AppData%\Security Solution 2011\securitymanager.exe||N/A|
|7||%AppData%\Security Solution 2011\Security Solution.exe||N/A|
|10||%Programs%\Security Solution 2011.lnk||N/A|
|11||%Programs%\Security Solution 2011\How to Activate Security Solution 2011.lnk||N/A|
|12||%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Solution 2011.lnk||N/A|
|13||%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dat||N/A|
|15||%Desktop%\Security Solution 2011.lnk||N/A|
|16||%Programs%\Security Solution 2011\Help Security Solution 2011.lnk||N/A|
|17||%AppData%\Security Solution 2011\IcoActivate.ico||N/A|
|18||%AppData%\Security Solution 2011\IcoUninstall.ico||N/A|
|19||%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ico||N/A|
|21||%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Center.lnk||N/A|
|22||%Programs%\Security Solution 2011\Activate Security Solution 2011.lnk||N/A|
|23||%Programs%\Security Solution 2011\Security Solution 2011.lnk||N/A|
|24||%AppData%\Security Solution 2011\IcoHelp.ico||N/A|
More Details on Security Solution 2011
|Antispyware software warning|
Your computer is infected with spyware and malware. Last scan results: 364 infected files found! Click this notification to fix the problem.
|Reported Insecure Browsing: Navigation Blocked|
Insecure Internet Activity. Threat of virus attack
Due to insecure Internet browsing your PC can easily get infected with viruses, worms, and Trojans without your knowledge, and that can lead to system slowdown, freezes and crashes. Also insecure Internet activity can result in revealing your personal information.
Unauthorized remote connection!
Your system is making an unauthorized personal data transfer to a remote computer!
Warning! Unauthorized personal data transfer is detected! It may be your personal credit card details, logins and passwords, browsing habits or information about files you have downloaded.
To protect your private data, please click "Prevent Connection" button below.
|Security Center Alert|
To help protect your computer, Security Center has blocked some features of this program.
|System critical warning!|
You have been infected by a proxy-relay Trojan server
|Your computer might be at risk|
Antivirus detects viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. They can (and do) destroy data, format your hard disk or can destroy the BIOS. By destroying the BIOS many times you end up buying a new motherboard or if the bios chip is removable then that chip would need replacing.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your computer. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.