Active Security is a rogue anti-spyware program. This parasite has all the arsenal demonstrated by most modern rogues, included a sophisticated self-defense mechanism. Active Security typically enters the system by using downloader trojans or drive-by downloads, but it can also be downloaded manually. Like most rogues, Active Security relies on misleading advertising to trick users into purchasing it’s so-called “licensed version”.
Once inside and active, Active Security will perform numerous actions, including, but not limited to blocking security programs, disabling Task Manager, Safe Mode and Registry Editor. It is also known to alter browser settings – this manifests in redirections to various websites of dubious nature, as well as a block on on some websites, particularly those dealing with computer security.
Active Security displays popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform the user on the presence of an infection or multiple infections on the system. The rogue backs-up this claim by performing fake system scans, which produce falsified results by marking harmless files as threats. The plan here is to create the illusion that the user’s system is infected so Active Security can then urge him to purchase the “licensed version” of the program to dispose of these “threats”. The reality, however, is far different, and the real threat to remove here is Active Security.
This program is malware and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and remove Active Security immediatelly upon detection.
Let me tell you how to get rid from Active Security. There are 3 main ways:Using antispyware, manual removal or system restore.
Automatic removal using antispyware is recommended way to remove Active security, as it is safest, however it might block antivirus from download. We recommend 3 ways to overcome this problem : disabling Active Security processes first using task manager or process explorer, using system restore before scanning for remaining threats or renaming antispyware download to some common name like iexplorer.exe.
No matter which mode you use, it is a good idea to scan your system with couple good antiviruses and antispyware afterwards to make sure that Active Security removal was successful.
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