Live Security Professional is a fake antivirus that is programmed to trick computer users‘ money. Typically, such programs are distributed through spam mail attachments, “driver” or “codec” updates on infected sites or through exploit pages. Since exploits become more and more sophisticated, it is quite easy to install Live Security Professional without even realizing about this. Once the rogue is on the system, first thing it does, it starts a system scan pretending to search for viruses. As the rest of this type scams, soon it displays a list of warnings, such as:
Security Alert! Your computer was found to be infected with privacy-threatening software. Private data may get stolen and system damage may be severe.
Recover your PC from the infection right now, perform a security scan.
You will be seeing alerts and warning messages each time you restart your computer.
It is likely that Live Security Professional will be distributed with rootkit. This makes removal of this parasite quite difficult, thus you will need to scan with anti-malware programs. The rootkit would prevent antivirus from launching and might even disable safe mode.
On itself, Life Security Professional is more similar to Reveton ransomware than any rogue application. It does not has executable, but uses DLL for running.
The other way to remove Live Security Professional is following these steps:
- Reboot, press F8 while screen is blank
- Choose Safe mode with networking.
- Run Msconfig and disable all startup entries. Live Security Professional entry will look like “rundll32 something.dll, XFG00” or similarly, where something.dll is a random name.
- Download Spyhunter, and Hitman Pro. Rename their executables to .com from .exe.
- Reboot normally. Run one of the downloaded programs and let it scan the PC, after run other one.
- Remove detected malware.
You can also disable Live Security Professional by fake-registering it with any email and code F9292-QRT38-U9291-29291-3923F.
It is very important to update your system after cleaning up this Live Security Professional infection including majority third party programs. Only this will ensure that your system is safe from re-infection.
We thank security researcher Siri for uncovering this rogue.
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