Internet Security 2013 Virus - How To Remove?


Internet Security 2013 virus is a fake antivirus program that belongs to the same family of rogues as Internet Security. As many other this type of infections it is designed to look like legitimate antivirus software and imitates its functioning. In reality it does not detect anything and has no virus database. Internet Security 2013 virus uses Trojans for installing itself to an attacked computer.

As soon as the necessary files are added, rogue antivirus starts scanning computer for possible infections. This is repeated every time a computer reboots. Internet Security 2013 virus supposedly finds many threats and informs about them by displaying messages similar to these:

Threat detected!
Security alert! Your computer was found to be infected with privacy-threatening software. Private data may get stolen and systemmay be severe. Recover your PC from the infection right now, perform a security scan.

Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.

System hacked!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!

System danger!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.

Stealth intrusion!
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.

Severe system damage!
Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.

Please note, none of the infections presented by Internet Security 2013 virus are real. Generic names of parasites are used in the messages in order to prevent providing any information about them. The examples of parasites’ names used are W32.Blaster.Worm, Email-Worm.Brontok, W32/Child-Porn.PROXY/Server, Mal/Generic-A, various TrojanDownloader versions. Most likely your computer has only one of malwares from the list – the TrojanDownloader – which brought Internet Security 2013 virus in the first place. Yet the fake antivirus will not detect it. If you see any strange behavior of your computer, such as applications not working properly, Internet browsers not launching, etc., this is caused by the rogue antivirus.

Even though Internet Security 2013 virus tries to make you believe your computer is badly damaged and you should remove the infections by purchasing a registration key and activating the program, do not do this. It is exactly what cyber criminals expect you to behave. They would not only get money but also your credit card details. In a case you already paid for the registration key, contact your bank and inform about the situation, make sure your credit card details are protected from possible crime.

For the Internet Security 2013 virus to be removed from your computer completely follow the steps below:

  1. Stop the malware process. You will have to go to Start menu -> Run -> taskkill /F /IM amsecure.exe -> OK. Enter the “taskkill /F /IM amsecure.exe” line and click OK for several times, untill the malware window closes.”amsecure.exe” is a name of malware process, it might also be other names, “defender.exe” or “privacy.exe”. Another option is to press ctrl+shift+esc. This will launch task explorer. You should press “end program” button to kill malware process. Please note that the latter method is not a very reliable one.
  2. Reboot your computer into safe mode with networking and scan using Spyhunter or Hitman Pro. Please note that this fake antivirus might have come with rootkit therefore it is recommended to scan your computer using GMER, TDSS killer or other anti-rootkit tool. If Internet Security 2013 infects your c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe file, you will have to replace it with the one from backup location ( c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386\userinit.exe ).
  3. Remove Malware startup entry by launching msconfig and unchecking the malware process from startup list.

Watch this video to fully understand Internet Security 2013 virus removal steps:

Automatic Internet Security 2013 Virus removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Internet Security 2013 Virus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


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May 3, 2013 07:29, May 13, 2013 13:52

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