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EssentialSecProFraud

Updated:
November 7, 2012 11:29:57 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
Micorsoft Essential Security Pro 2013
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the threats.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following file:
%CurrentFolder%\settings.data

Next, the program creates the following registry entries so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"WindowsSecurity" = "[PATH TO PROGRAM EXECUTABLE]"
  • HKEY_USERS\[UID]\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"WindowsSecurity" = "[PATH TO PROGRAM EXECUTABLE]"
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