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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Remove SecurityHelper.dll Trojan Virus (Uninstall Guide)

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SecurityHelper.dll is a part of a Trojan virus that belongs to the Win32/Sathurbot malware family. Most of the time, it comes bundled with Backdoor:Win32/Simda.A Trojan horse. It's a backdoor Trojan and can be controlled remotely. In other words, cyber criminals can access your computer or use it as as proxy for illegal activities and/or attacks on other computers. The Trojan acquires data and commands from a remote computer controlled by cyber criminals. Once installed, it creates copies of itself and one of the files is named securityhelper.dll. It is usually located in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Security\Client\ folder. Other malicious files are stored in %Temp% folder. What steps should you take if you want to avoid becoming a victim to one of the above dangers or annoyances? Well because this Trojan comes in so many shapes and sizes, here we're going to narrow it down a little and take a closer look at just one of those threats; in this case, SecurityHelper.dll.

Hackers and malware programmers use increasingly sophisticated methods to ensure their program makes its way on to our computers - and stays there for as long as possible. There are big bucks in malware and unwanted programs after all!

So what does this Trojan virus do? Generally speaking, they have been created to drive traffic to websites controlled by cyber criminals and also to steal various information from infected computers. But instead of doing this through the use of spyware, they decided to use Win32/Sathurbot family malicious programs that not only steal information but allow access to infected computers.

As well as outbound traffic, it will also display a number of other disagreeable traits. It might go one step further and install adware on your PC. As if the constant redirects to other websites weren't bad enough, now you have to deal with relentless pop up adverts. And adware has the knock on effect of slowing your computer's CPU down, causing files and programs to open slowly and your Internet to be slow to respond and crash frequently. So, as you can see, securityhelper.dll can cause some serious problems to your computer and of course completely compromises your PC's security.

Trojans are always disguised as programs which seem to be of use, or at least interesting or entertaining and if you fall for their ploy, it won’t be long before you've unwittingly unleashed a full scale nightmare onto your computer.

Things to look out for – especially if they're sending you unsolicited invites to download them – are the latest security patches for software that you have installed, or some other supposedly required programs. How ironic! All you need do is click on a link or open an attachment sent in a spam email or by a rogue instant message and the Trojan Horse will execute itself and download its components on to your PC.

Spam email and instant messenger apps are big culprits, and will try and tempt you into installing the Trojan Horse through various enticing links or attachments. Peer to Peer files are another popular method used by malicious software programs. You may even find yourself at the mercy of a Trojan Horse simply by visiting a website that has been targeted by the programmer, which, while still extremely annoying, means that at least you can't really blame yourself for clicking on a rogue link in an email!

To remove securityhelper.dll Trojan virus and other threats from Win32/Sathurbot malware family that may have been installed on your computer, please follow the removal guide below. If you have questions, leave a down comment below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur,

SecurityHelper.dll Trojan Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer.

NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer and can't download anti-malware software because "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded" then please reset IE security settings and try again.

2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.

3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.