OpenCloud Security

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OpenCloud Security 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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Hailing from the same family of rogue anti-spyware applications that produced OpenCloud Antivirus and Wolfram Antivirus, OpenCloud Security is, likewise, a rogue computer security product that was created and designed to fulfill one singular purpose; that purpose is to scam you. OpenCloud Security is a scareware campaign and a cyber scam that works by infecting targeted computer systems and then frightening their users into believing that their systems are absolutely and entirely rife with all kinds of horrible computer security threats – such as malware, adware, spyware, Trojan, Worms, and other such fear-inducing computer security threats.

OpenCloud Security is a malicious bit of malware that gets injected by other malicious security threats onto targeted computer systems and, according to team of malware researchers, OpenCloud Security works to infect targeted computer systems through numerous established methods of infection. These methods of infection include: browser hijackers, malicious drive-by-downloads, corrupt online advertisements, third-party malware bundling and infected bogus online malware scanners.

At the core of this malicious program, OpenCloud Security's true nature and essence can be spotted and, the honest truth about OpenCloud Security, is that you cannot trust anything this program supposedly claims or promises. As is true of most rogue security programs, compromised systems' users remain unaware of OpenCloud Security's malicious presence, until this nasty fake computer security program decides to, systematically, reveal OpenCloud Security's ugly head.

OpenCloud Security's Behavior

OpenCloud Security is downloaded and installed onto targeted computer systems in secret and without their users' knowledge or permission. This particular malicious piece of malware is a deceptive and tricky rogue computer security program, that attempts to masquerades OpenCloud Security's malicious nature as a legitimate computer security product. Once OpenCloud Security has been downloaded and installed onto a targeted computer system, OpenCloud Security will begin to falsely emulate authentic computer security software by initiating bogus security scans, generating phony threat detection reports and flooding compromised systems with numerous, annoying and frustrating fake pop-up security alerts. team of malware specialists has reported that some of the pop-up security alerts that OpenCloud Security is known to generate, will bear the following messages:

Windows Security Alert
To help protect your computer, Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this program.
Do you want to keep blocking this program?
Name: Zeus Trojan
Publisher: Unauthorized

Warning: Spyware Detected
Windows has found spy programs running on your computer!
Click here to update your Windows antivirus software

Warning! Infection found
Unauthorized sending E-MAIL with subject "RE:" to was CANCELLED.

Additionally, team of malware researchers has also reported that OpenCloud Security will work to block and/or completely restrict compromised computer systems' users from being able to launch various executable programs. In other words, OpenCloud Security will keep you from being able to access all kinds of existing programs on your computer system, such as any pre-existing computer security tools and various Windows components.

Whenever OpenCloud Security works to block a user from being able to access a particular program, the user will be presented with the following message:

The file "taskmgr.exe" is infected. Running of application is impossible.
Please activate your antivirus software.

This message is yet another lie told by OpenCloud Security. There is absolutely nothing wrong with your task manager or the program you were attempting to access when this bogus alert popped up. This is just one of OpenCloud Security's scareware mechanisms meant to scare you into purchasing the utterly useless 'registered' version of this rogue computer security product.

To check your computer for OpenCloud Security, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting OpenCloud Security and other threats. If you detect the presence of OpenCloud Security on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of OpenCloud Security.


Detection of OpenCloud Security (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with OpenCloud Security. OpenCloud Security can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

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


OpenCloud Security 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 OpenCloud Security from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove OpenCloud Security manually

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


  • %AppData%\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.exe
  • %Programs%\Startup\csrss.exe
  • %Temp%\csrss.exe
  • %AppData%\OpenCloud Antivirus\csrss.exe

Other Files

  • %AppData%\OpenCloud Security\
  • %AppData%\OpenCloud Security\wf.conf
  • %AppData%\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.ico
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\OpenCloud Security\
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\OpenCloud Security\OpenCloud Security.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\OpenCloud Security.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{19090308-636D-4e9b-A1CE-A647B6F794BF}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{19090308-636D-4e9b-A1CE-A647B6F794BF}

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