Win 7 Security DescriptionType: Possibly Unwanted Program
Don't be fooled, Win 7 Security is not a legitimate security utility. Rather, Win 7 Security is a dangerous rogue security application that belongs to a huge family of fraudulent security programs, the FakeRean family. Rogue anti-spyware programs are malicious software that disguise themselves to steal computer users' credit card information. Win 7 Security is quite the opposite of a real security application. Instead of fixing problems with your computer, Win 7 Security directly harms your computer system. It does this to pressure you into trying to solve these problems by buying Win 7 Security.
Don't Become a Victim of the Win 7 Security Scam
For hackers to gain access to your credit card information, they use programs like Win 7 Security to infect computers and steal computer users' money. Typically, this scam will follow the pattern listed below:
- The Trojan downloads and installs Win 7 Security. The Trojan will usually display a notification prompting the computer user to install Win 7 Security, or a similar program.
- Once installed, Win 7 Security will start to attack the infected computer. Typically, Win 7 Security will change the registry so that Win 7 Security will always load up on start-up. It will also alter browser settings, block access to executable files, create garbage files to take up space on your hard drive, start running scripts that decrease performance and start displaying constant fake security alerts and error messages.
- Win 7 Security will load a fake scan on start-up and then try to steal your money. In the final step of the scam, Win 7 Security will run a fake computer scan indicating many problems on your computer. Because of the problems caused by Win 7 Security itself, the computer user may be predisposed to be convinced that there is an issue on the computer (besides Win 7 Security.). Win 7 Security will claim that, to fix these problems, the computer user will have to purchase the "full version" of Win 7 Security. To do this, Win 7 Security will ask for the computer user's credit card information.
Don't fall for this scam. Win 7 Security is malware. Use normal malware removal techniques to get rid of Win 7 Security for good.
Some clones of Win 7 Security include Windows Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, Antivirus Pro 2009, AntiSpy Safeguard, ThinkPoint, Spyware Protection 2010, Internet Antivirus 2011, Palladium Pro, XP Anti-Virus 2011, CleanThis, PC Clean Pro, XP Home Security 2012, Windows Clear Problems, XP Security 2012, Antivirus PRO 2015.
File System Details
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- Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro
- Win 7 Security Plus 2013
- Win 7 Security 2013
- Win 7 Security 2012
- Win 7 Security 2011
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.