Home Security Essentials

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Home Security 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 Security Essentials (Recommended)

Home Security Essentials is difficult to detect and remove. Home Security Essentials is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Home Security 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 Security Essentials and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Home Security Essentials scan/check to successfully detect all Home Security Essentials files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Home Security Essentials, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Home Security Essentials or follow the Home Security 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 Security Essentials. Home Security Essentials can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Home Security 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 Security Essentials on your system. Home Security 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 Security Essentials, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Home Security Essentials and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Home Security Essentials, the next advised step is to remove Home Security Essentials with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Home Security 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 Security Essentials from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Home Security Essentials, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Home Security 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 Security 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 Security Essentials and other types of spyware.

Remove Home Security Essentials manually

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


  • %AllUsersProfile%\HS2d7_231.exe
  • %AppData%\Home Safety Essentials\ScanDisk_.exe
  • %AppData%Microsoft\Windows\Recent\runddlkey.exe


  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\DBOLE.dll
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\delfile.dll
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\eb.dll
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\energy.dll

Other Files

  • %AllUsersProfile%\HSE.ico
  • %AppData%\Home Safety Essentials
  • %AppData%\Home Safety Essentials\Instructions.ini
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Home Safety Essentials.lnk
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\PE.sys
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\SICKBOY.drv
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\SICKBOY.sys
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\eb.sys
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\gid.tmp
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\pal.sys
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\WindowsRecent\ppal.drv
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\snl2w.drv
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Home Safety Essentials.lnk
  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Home Safety Essentials.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Home Safety Essentials.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\6113.mof
  • %AllUsersProfile%\46.mof
  • %AllUsersProfile%\3178.mof
  • %AllUsersProfile%\
  • %AllUsersProfile%\14.mof
  • %AllUsersProfile%\HSYITSQGE\HSLGILTOGE.cfg
  • %AllUsersProfile%\HSYITSQGE
  • %AllUsersProfile%\HSESys
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Quarantine Items

Registry Keys

  • HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\91\Shell\{5C4F28B5-F869-4E84-8E60-F11DB97C5CC7}Vid
  • HKCU\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\Scopes\URL http://findgala.com/?&uid=231&q={searchTerms}
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download\RunInvalidSignatures "1"
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PRS
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL http://findgala.com/?&uid=231&q={searchTerms}
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun12\ avgemc.exe
  • HKCU\Software\MicrosoftWindows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\13 avgchsvx.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\14 avgcmgr.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\WindowsCurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\15 avgwdsvc.exe
  • HKCU\Software\MicrosoftWindows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\2 ekrn.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\3 egui.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\4 avgnt.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\5 avcenter.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\6 avscan.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\7 avgfrw.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\8 avgui.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\9 avgtray.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\ 1
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Home Safety Essentials
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\HS2d7_231.DocHostUIHandler
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download\CheckExeSignatures "no"
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings5.0User AgentPost Platform89770803
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings5.0User AgentPost Platformlib/5.00231
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet SettingsUID 231
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun msseces.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\1 MSASCui.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\10 avgscanx.exe
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun\11 avgcfgex.exe
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin "2"
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\ConsentPromptBehaviorUser "2"
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\EnableLUA "1"
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVCare.exe
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVENGINE.EXE
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AVWEBGRD.EXE
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\About.exe
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Ad-Aware.exe
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AlphaAV
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AlphaAV.exe
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options~1.exe
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options~2.exe

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