Threat Description

Rogue:​W32/Winwebsec

Details

Category: Riskware
Type: Rogue
Platform: W32

Summary


Dishonest antivirus or antispyware software which tricks users into buying or installing it, usually by infecting a user's computer, or by pretending the computer is infected.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.



Technical Details


This is the detection for the Winwebsec family of rogueware.

Like most rogueware families, programs from the Winwebsec family will scan the computer system and then display fake alert messages stating that the system has been compromised. To deal with the supposed infections, the user is required to purchase a license to 'fully utilize' the program and/or 'enable' its disinfection functionality.

Installation

The downloader will download the full package of this rogue anti-malware program and install it onto the computer.

Registry

During installation, the program adds the following registry key to make sure it is always executed each time the computer is started:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SystemSecurity"="\"\\%filepath%\\SystemSecurity.exe\"


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