Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro DescriptionType: Adware
Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro belongs to a family of rogue security applications that use different variants depending on the victim's operating system. The meaning of this is that Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro is installed on computers running the Windows 7 operating system. If, for example, the victim's computer uses Windows XP instead, then a variant named XP Security Cleaner Pro may infect that computer. Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro is installed by a threatening Trojan that may be distributed through email or social media spam. Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro infections may also come from attack Websites that use exploit kits to install threats on the visitors' computers. Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro is designed to trick inexperienced computer users into thinking that Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro is a legitimate anti-malware program. In fact, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro has no way of detecting or removing threats and is part of a well known misleading tactic.
How Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro Works
Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, as well as its clones, make changes to the infected computer's settings that allow Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro to load automatically when Windows is booted up. Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, a member of the FakeRean family also makes changes that allow Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro to display alarming error messages, interfere with legitimate security software installed on the victim's computer and cause problems such as browser redirects. Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro will do its best to convince the victims that their computers have become severely infected with various threats. To do this, Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro displays numerous fake error messages and a fake system scan upon startup. Trying to use Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro to remove these nonexistent problems is useless; Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro will always display a message claiming that it is necessary to update Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro to its 'full version', which is often expensive and always equally useless. Among the numerous clones of Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro, are 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.
The Best Way to Remove Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro from Your PC
It is possible to bypass Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro's automatic start-up scan by launching Windows in Safe Mode. Most reliable anti-malware programs that are fully up-to-date are equipped to detect and remove fake security programs like Win 7 Security Cleaner Pro. To prevent future attacks, PC security researchers strongly advise computer users never to download unknown files or click on unknown links when browsing the Web. Any security software should also be acquired from a trusted, reputable source, and it will never be installed automatically.
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.