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Rogue:W32/Winwebsec

Classification

Category:  Riskware

Type:  Rogue

Platform:  W32

Aliases:  -

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

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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\"

Description Created: 2009-03-11 06:13:59.0

Description Last Modified: 2009-03-23 08:56:53.0