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Be Cautious when it comes to Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert

September 4th, 2010 Comments off

Fake-Microsoft-Security-Essentials-Alert1 This new breed of rogue software displays fake alerts in the banner of Microsoft Security Essentials. It is similar to the legit Microsoft Antivirus program which leads the user to a webpage which has the list contains over 30 different genuine antivirus software’s and 5 Rogue tools such as Red Cross Antivirus, AntiSpy Safeguard, Major Defense Kit, Peak Protection 2010, Pest Detector.Fake-Microsoft-Security-Essentials-Alert2

When the end-user tries to installs any one of the five listed fake software, it appears to be scanning the computer but does its job in planting something inside the machine.

If you are infected by this Rogue tool, you may try the full scan from the genuine Microsoft Security Essentials or the  updated Malwarebytes AntiMalware. Even after that it stays then Bleeping Computer has additional removal instructions.

It is better to download the Microsoft Security Essentials from the Authentic Microsoft website here instead of getting hit by these fake products.

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