Rogue:​W32/Winwebsec

Threat description

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

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

More scanning & removal options

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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

Contact Support

F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.



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


SUBMIT A SAMPLE

Suspect a file or URL was wrongly detected? Submit a sample to our Labs for analysis

Submit Sample

Give And Get Advice

Give advice. Get advice. Share the knowledge on our free discussion forum.

Learn More