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PC Security 2009
Alias: PCSecurity2009, PCSecurity 2009
Description: PC Security 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware application. Usually, it is secretly installed into your computer by a trojan. Once installed, PC Security 2009 "scans" system and displays exaggerated results. It displays annoying pop-up windows and system alerts stating that computer is infected or under attack. PC Security 2009 tries to scare the user and push it into purchasing of "full" version.
PC Security 2009 replaces Windows Security Center with own fake Security Center, which promotes PC Security 2009. So you may see two Security Center icons at your Windows tray.
Also, PC Security 2009 hijacks Internet Explorer and redirects URLs to various malware sites.
Hijacker - A Hijacker is a software application that takes control of your browser's settings. Usually it changes your home page and redirects it to some unknown site or modifies your search settings. It prevents you from changing back your browser's settings. An infected browser usually operates much slower.
Ransomware - Ransomware is a software application that infects a computer and asks for money to have the infection removed.
Trojan - A Trojans or Trojan Horse is any programs that installs itself secretly normally via malware programs, quite often with sinister intent. Once installed, the trojan author (hacker) can gain complete control of the infected PC. Trojans are usually designed to steal sensitive information and/or destroy the system. Trojans can be distributed as unsolicited email attachments, or bundled with freeware and shareware programs.
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes PC Security 2009: Yes
Threat risk: Very High Risk
Extremely dangerous malware. Uses stealth installation, randomly named entries and has the capability to self update or resurrect after incomplete removal. Almost impossible to remove manually. Category mostly consists of trojans and spyware.
Annoying popup messages claiming that your computer is infected;
Stealthly installation of PC Security 2009 without your concent or knowlege;
PC Security 2009 is launched after system restart and stays resident in background;
New desktop shortcuts appeared.
Running Process Signatures:
Registered Dll (Dynamic Link Library) Signatures:
Internet Explorer Integration: Yes
SpyNoMore Collected Residual File Signatures: