System Protection 2012

System Protection 2012 Description

System Protection 2012 is an iteration of the FakeScanti Trojan, a malware infection that is well known for involving a variety of fake security applications. Towards the end of 2011, the criminals behind the FakeScanti Trojan have started releasing versions of many clones of rogue anti-malware programs associated with this Trojan, adding the '2012' suffix to the title. Do not believe System Protection 2012's name, this application will not offer any kind of protection for your computer system. Furthermore, despite the 2012 in System Protection 2012's name, this malware is no different from previous versions of this rogue anti-malware program, which have been released consistently since, at least, the year 2009. According to ESG security researchers, instead of protecting your system from malware, System Protection 2012 is a dangerous malware invader. The presence of System Protection 2012 on your computer system manifests itself in a variety of symptoms, which range from merely annoying to actively harmful to your computer system. Some examples of previous versions of System Protection 2012 include System Security 2011, Security Sphere 2012, OpenCloud Antivirus, Wolfram Antivirus, Internet Antivirus 2011, and Security Sphere 2011. While these programs (and their associated websites) may look fairly unique, the differences are only superficial. Under their interface, all of these are versions of System Protection 2012.

Recognizing a System Protection 2012 Infection in Your Computer System

Unlike other kinds of malware infections (such as spyware or Remote Access Tools) which work better if they remain hidden and undetected, rogue anti-malware programs like System Protection 2012 are designed to make their presence known as loudly and alarmingly as possible. This is why recognizing a System Protection 2012 infection on your computer system is not complicated at all; an infected computer system will display constant pop-up messages, fake scans and fake security alerts from System Protection 2012 (posing as a legitimate security program). The main difficulty in recognizing a System Protection 2012 infection is the fact that inexperienced computer users may fail to recognize System Protection 2012 for what System Protection 2012 is falling for the lie that System Protection 2012 is a legitimate security program which will help them. This is why ESG PC security researchers strongly recommend downloading security program only from reliable, well-reputed sources. Security programs that came seemingly out of nowhere or that was installed without the user's consent, is usually a malware in disguise.

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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

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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