Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 DescriptionType: Adware
Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 belongs to a category of malware known as rogue security programs. Fake security applications are designed to impersonate legitimate anti-malware applications while really being thinly veiled scams associated with a Trojan infection. Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 in particular belongs to a family of rogue security programs, the FakeRean family that is characterized by having an extremely large number of clones, being installed via a fake notification from Microsoft Security Essentials, and having similar naming patterns for the many clones of Windows 7 Internet Security 2012. Typically, these programs will use a name reminiscent of a legitimate anti-malware application (such as 'Security', 'Antivirus', 'Total Security' or 'Internet Security') which will be preceded with one of the three most common versions of the Windows operating system (Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows XP). At the end of the rogue security program's name, the criminals behind Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 add the current year – in fact, there are versions of Windows 7 Internet Security 2009, 2010, and 2011 preceding this current iteration of this malware threat. Regardless of the mask that the rogue security program wears in each particular case, each version of Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 is the same fake security application, with slight changes to the interface and design in order to make the scam more effective.
Among Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 numerous clones 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.
How Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 Attempts to Steal Its Victims' Money
Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 will usually target computer users with little to no experience with computer security guidelines. The Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 scam consists in impersonating a legitimate security application in order to convince the victim that their computer is infected with malware. Then, Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 will offer to fix the very problems Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 caused in exchange for a fee, usually with the excuse that a license is necessary in order to use the 'full version' of Windows 7 Internet Security 2012. Do not become a victim of Windows 7 Internet Security 2012; by paying attention and comparing this fake security program's behavior to legitimate alternatives, rogue security programs like Windows 7 Internet Security 2012 are easy to spot. Legitimate security programs will never install themselves without your authorization, prevent you from uninstalling them, pester you with constant error messages or prevent you from gaining access to your own files.
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