Surprise, surprise! Once you think that it cannot get any worse, well… you’re wrong! It does. I thought I will be able to catch my breath here for a few days, but no, that’s not happening, because I see Windows ProSecurity Scanner and I know what’s coming next. Trouble. Lots and lots of trouble. Unless you remove Windows Prosecurity Scanner in time, you might as well start saving your money (oh you’ll need that, especially if the rogue goes all the way down to its main objective) for a new operating system.
I think I’ve written about Smart HDD before and Windows ProSecurity Scanner works on a similar principle, it’s just that although it is a rogue antispyware, it’s not a fake defragmenter tool; it’s a fake antivirus program. That should ring an alarm bell or two, because fake antivirus programs are distinguished scoundrels that duplicate the appearance of a real thing. If we take a look at Windows ProSecurity Scanner we will see that it blatantly copies Windows XP’s explorer interface, and of course, anyone who is not that sharp with computers is bound to believe that Windows ProSecurity Scanner is the real deal. The same trick worked with the previous versions as well, be it Windows Advanced User Patch or Windows Safety Module. You would be shocked to see the SIZE of the whole clone list were I to provide you with one.
So, why do I say that Windows ProSecurity Scanner has its prepositions mixed? That’s because it’s a definite ANTISecurity Scanner. Once the rogue gets into a target computer, it will drive you crazy with its notifications, screaming that, oh dear god, the system infected, my friend, and you must buy me or else:
Attempt to modify Registry key entries detected.
Registry entry analysis recommended.
This is the key of the infection, because Windows ProSecurity Scanner is a program that sets its bag for your money. Luckily most of the people are stingy enough to ignore the demands to “ACTIVATE THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION!!!”, but unfortunately, they just let Windows ProSecurity Scanner be there instead of removing it. And leaving the rogue alone is a big no-no. Even if it doesn’t steal anything, Windows ProSecurity Scanner still damages the system, and sooner or later you will have to do something about it whether you like it or not, because the rogue will turn your computer into an irresponsive piece of junk.
The reason? Well, Windows ProSecurity Scanner is very good at killing programs and system tools. So one moment your computer is actually fine, and the next you can open neither Internet browser nor Task Manager. It even blocks Registry Editor, even though most of the users never make use of that. So, your programs are blocked, you can not access the Internet (the rogue says that the firewall “blocked a program from accessing the Internet” because it “is suspected to have infected your PC”), so what do you do? Pay for Windows ProSecurity Scanner?
Wrong again! You click the “Activate Ultimate Protection” button and enter this code:
That should do the trick for a time being, and don’t you dare thinking that this is it. It is far from over, because you still need to erase Windows ProSecurity Scanner otherwise the madness will start all over. How do you do it? Well, you can either download a security program now that you have the Internet back, or you can delete Windows ProSecurity Scanner yourself, destroying its files one by one. But, just as I’ve mentioned above, if you’re one of those users who have never even tried opening Registry Editor, then go with automatic removal and get a security program that will do the job for you. Otherwise you might destroy your system yourself.
And that’s so much for Windows ProSecurity Scanner. I would be naïve to think that this is the last we’re going to see of this rogue antispyware family, but you know, hope is all we have left when the rest is gone. So let’s hope, and don’t let me see you get infected with this trash again!