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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Windows Secure Kit 2011 Browser Hijack

Tell your friends:
Windows Secure Kit 2011 is a fake online virus scanner which claims that your computer is infected with malicious software. It attempts to scare you into downloading rogue security products to remove non-existent viruses. While these fake pop-ups are not malicious they may still lead many unsuspecting users to malware (simply visiting such fake scanners is not enough to infect the system, user interaction is required). If you experience fake Windows Secure Kit 2011 pop-ups, you should scan your computer with legit anti-malware software. Be careful with your mouse because simply clicking on the fake malware scanner can actually start the rogueware download. If you think you have accidentally installed a rogue anti-virus program, please let us know. Good luck and be safe online!
Windows Secure Kit 2011 has found critical process activity on your PC and will perform fast scan of system files!

Fast scan results, assumed malware infections. Pay attention to the fact how Windows Secure Kit 2011 impersonates Windows GUI. Do not follow on screen instructions and close your web browser. If this browser hijacker does not allow you to close your web browser, simply use Alt-F4 keyboard shortcut.

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miabrookie said...

I had this pop up a couple weeks ago. I closed my entire browser. After that my cpu ran slower than usual but not enough for me to think I'm infected. The same alert popped up just now on a different website and I again closed my entire browser. My Avast doesn't show any infected files. I also did not download anything. The pop up ran its fake scan and showed all of my "infected files" and I exited the internet. How can I tell for sure I did not get infected? And what is the removal process?