Cyber Security is a rogue anti-spyware program and appears to be a clone of the highly popular System Security and Total Security. This parasite usually spreads by using browser hijackers to redirect the user to websites hosting fake online system scans and thus tricking him into downloading the program. While this method is by fat the most common, rogues such as this have been known to infect the system by using downloader trojans. Cyber Security relies on misleading advertising to sell it’s so-called “licensed version” – this rogue is so convincing, that there is almost an equal number of queries asking for the “activation code” of Cyber Security, rather than it’s removal instructions.
Once inside and active, Cyber Security will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. These claims are reinforced with fake system scans, which mark harmless files as threats, or names non-existent threats altogether. In order to remove these non-existent threats, the user is urged to purchase the “licensed version” of Cyber Security, which costs $59.95 – a price high even for decent security software.
Of all the tactics Cyber Security uses to get users to buy it’s full version, the most brazenly insolent has got to be a screen saver, which creates the illusion that Windows has crashed with a Blue Screen of Death, followed by a reboot and a message urging to purchase Cyber Security so as to protect the system. The Blue Screen contains the following message:
“***STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000000, 0xF73120AE, 0xC0000008, 0xC0000000)
A spyware application has been detected and Windows has been shut down to
prevent damage to your computer
If this is the first time you’ve seen this Stop error screen, restart your
computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to make sure your antivirus software is properly installed. If this is a
new installation, ask your software manufacturer for any antivirus updates
you might need.
Windows detected unregistered version of %product% protection on your computer.
If problems continue, please activate your antivirus software to prevent computer
damage and data loss.
*** SRV.SYS – Address F73120AE base at C00000000, DateStamp 36b072a3
Beginning dump of physical memory…”
Cyber Security will also install a browser helper object (BHO), which hijacks the browser to display a screen claiming that the website the user has been browsing is unsafe, and that security software is recommended to continue.
There are many self-defense mechanisms, which hamper the user’s efforts to get rid of Cyber Security. These include blocking anti-virus/anti-spyware programs from installing and/or running, disabling system restore, disabling Task Manager, changing browser options, and so on.
This program is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and remove Cyber Security immediatelly upon detection.
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