Home Safety Essentials

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Home Safety Essentials Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Detection of Home Safety Essentials (Recommended)

Home Safety Essentials is difficult to detect and remove. Home Safety Essentials is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Home Safety Essentials, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Home Safety Essentials and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Home Safety Essentials scan/check to successfully detect all Home Safety Essentials files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Home Safety Essentials, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Home Safety Essentials or follow the Home Safety Essentials manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Home Safety Essentials. Home Safety Essentials can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Home Safety Essentials involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Home Safety Essentials on your system. Home Safety Essentials installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Home Safety Essentials, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Home Safety Essentials and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Home Safety Essentials, the next advised step is to remove Home Safety Essentials with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Home Safety Essentials may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Home Safety Essentials from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Home Safety Essentials, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Home Safety Essentials along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Home Safety Essentials, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Home Safety Essentials and other types of spyware.

Remove Home Safety Essentials manually

Another method to remove Home Safety Essentials is to manually delete Home Safety Essentials files in your system. Detect and remove the following Home Safety Essentials files:


  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\runddlkey.exe
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Home Safety Essentials\ScanDisk_.exe
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\HS2d7_231.exe


  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\delfile.dll
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\eb.dll
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\energy.dll
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\DBOLE.dll

Other Files

  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\PE.sys
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\SICKBOY.drv
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\SICKBOY.sys
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\eb.sys
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\gid.tmp
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\pal.sys
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\ppal.drv
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\snl2w.drv
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Home Safety Essentials.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Home Safety Essentials.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Desktop\Home Safety Essentials.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\HSYITSQGE
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\HSYITSQGE\HSLGILTOGE.cfg
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Home Safety Essentials\
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Home Safety Essentials\Instructions.ini
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Home Safety Essentials.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\User Name]\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CLSV.tmp
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\14.mof
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\3178.mof
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\46.mof
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\6113.mof
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\HSE.ico
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\HSESys
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\Quarantine Items

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVWEBGRD.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\About.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Ad-Aware.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AlphaAV
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AlphaAV.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\~1.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\~2.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\HS2d7_231.DocHostUIHandler
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\10 avgscanx.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\11 avgcfgex.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\12 avgemc.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\13 avgchsvx.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\14 avgcmgr.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\15 avgwdsvc.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\2 ekrn.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\3 egui.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\4 avgnt.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\5 avcenter.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\6 avscan.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\7 avgfrw.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\8 avgui.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\9 avgtray.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun 1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Home Safety Essentials
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download\CheckExeSignatures "no"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\LocalSettings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\91\Shell\{5C4F28B5-F869-4E84-8E60-F11DB97C5CC7}\Vid {137E7700-3573-11CF-AE69-08002B2E1262}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL http://findgala.com/?&uid=231&q={searchTerms}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download\RunInvalidSignatures 1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PRS
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL http://findgala.com/?&uid=231&q={searchTerms}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform\89770803
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent\Post Platform\lib/5.00231
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\UID 231
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\0 msseces.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\1 MSASCui.exe

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