Fake Advanced Security Center - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware(FakeVimes)

Fake Advanced Security Center is a feature of FakeVimes family of rogues. Typically to this group, it tends to present itself as legitimate application from Windows and bombard its victims with misleading pop-up ads and notifications as soon as it gets on the system. Then it displays Advanced Security Center that shows falsified scan results. This center, although claimed to be created by Microsoft, is work of scammers and should not be trusted.

Trying to look more trustworthy, Fake Advanced Security Center offers Firewall, Automatic Updates, Antivirus Protection, Anti-phishing, Advanced Process Control, Autorun Manager, Service Manager, All-in-one Suite, Quick Scan, Deep Scan, Custom Scan and other features that in reality are fake. In addition, this program initiates fake scans that report about fake viruses as well.

In order to now which one is virus, pay attention to these differences:

  • Be sure that legal Fake Security Center won’t open by itself.
  • Legal version of Fake Advanced Security Center never asks its users to purchase, upgrade, subscribe or renew from its own interface while fake one pushes its victims to purchase the license of other, specific rogue security software that is usually installed earlier.
  • Pay attention to grammar errors or bugs.
  • Real Security Center is not antivirus scanner. Microsoft has single antivirus scanner – Microsoft Security Essentials, though it might recommend other, non-Microsoft choices as well.

While trying to remove Fake Advanced Security Center, you may find that your legitimate software is killed. So, use these tips to avoid this inconvenient thing:

  • Reboot infected PC to Safe Mode with Networking and scan with reputable anti-spyware, like spyhunter, Spyware Doctor (2012 version) or Hitman Pro. Of course, don’t forget to scan your PC one more time when on normal mode as well!
  • Download the anti-spyware program to another computer that is perfectly clean. In addition, rename its executable file and transfer the program with a help of mmory stick, smartphone or simple CD.

Automatic Fake Advanced Security Center 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 Fake Advanced Security Center, 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 2-viruses.com.


Fake Advanced Security Center screenshots


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May 22, 2012 13:49, May 22, 2012 15:31

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