Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan

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Beware of the fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert which is a Trojan that is able to install 5 different rogue programs to the system. The programs are installed under the names of Major Defense Kit, Pest Detector 4.1, Red Cross Antivirus, Peak Protection 2010 or AntiSpy Safeguard. All 5 programs basically works in the same manner: they imitate scanning the system for viruses, report finding tons of detections and later on attempt to sell its so called full version of the program.

So how the Trojan infiltrates the program into the system? First of all, it imitates the alert from the legitimate Windows Microsoft Security Essentials Program. The alert claims that a Trojan was detected on your computer and tells you to purchase one of the above listed programs in order to clean the system. Once you click on the alert, the program is installed automatically.

The application is started once you reboot your computer. At first it starts a scanner and imitates looking for infections. Then the program offers purchasing its full version in order to clean the files that were not able to clean with a trial version of a program. Moreover, the application causes tons of security alerts prompting you into installing a full version of the program. Basically, the application does everything in order to make you pay for it.

However, you should not trust Major Defense Kit, Pest Detector 4.1, Red Cross Antivirus, Peak Protection 2010 or AntiSpy Safeguard as none of them are real antispyware removal tools. If you detect any of the programs on your system, make sure to remove it as soon as possible.

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