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Sunday, January 17, 2010

How to remove Win Security 360 virus (free removal guide)

Tell your friends:
Win Security 360 is a rogue (fake) anti-virus program that deliberately reports false system security threats, infections, fake malware files just to scare you and trick you into thinking you are infected. In reality, the only real infection is Win Security360 2.1 itself. You may wonder where did this virus come from? Well, usually such programs are distributed through the use of fake online scanners. Win Security 360 is not an exception.



WinSecurity 360 belongs to Trojan:Win32/FakePowav family. Once installed, the rogue program claims to scan for malware and displays false scan results. The main goal of Win Security 360 is of course to trick you into purchasing the program. Obviously, you shouldn't do that. It claims that particular infections can be only removed with a full version of the program. That's a big lie, because there is no such thing as "full version" of this virus. This is nothing more but a scam. Furthermore, the rogue program will constantly display fake security alerts titled "Windows Security Alert" stating that your computer is seriously infected. The virus may claim that particular application is infected with Conficker.Worm Virus. Please remove this malicious software from your computer as soon as possible. If you have already purchased it, contact your credit card company immediately and dispute the charges. Also avoid the following websites:
  • Winsecurity360 .com 
  • Security360update .com 
  • Doubleclickredir .com
  • Theauthorizer .com 
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Win Security 360 removal instructions 
You may either use a legitimate anti-malware application or remove this infection manually. If you choose to remove it automatically, then download one of the following programs and run a full system scan:
If you can't launch these programs then reboot your PC in Safe Mode with Networking.
If you can't download anything form the Internet then use another PC. Downlaod selected anti-malware application and transfer it to the infected computer via CD/DVD, USB flash drive or any other external drive.

PLEASE NOTE: if you choose to remove Win Security 360 manually you should still run a full system scan with the application mentioned above. And don't forget to update them before scanning.
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Manual removal:
First, end this process: WinSecurity360.exe 

Then delete the following folders (and all files in these folders):
  • C:\Program Files\WinSecurity360 
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Application Data\WinSecurity360
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Start Menu\Programs\Win Security 360
Delete these registry values using Registry Editor:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\WinSecurity360 
Last update: 01/17/2010

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