Live Security Platinum
From Wiki-Security, the free encyclopedia of computer security
Live Security Platinum is a fraudulent anti-spyware program released by the WinWebSec family of rogueware. Given that this malicious software exploits vulnerabilities in any PC and installs itself secretly, Live Security Platinum is classified as spyware. Nonetheless, Live Security Platinum is being promoted by its authors as a legitimate anti-spyware tool. By way of scan results and alerts that are in no way reliable and authentic, Live Security Platinum will try to gain control over a computer desktop and convince the PC user of almost every conceivable infection: Trojans, worms and spyware. This form of online deceit is nothing new, given that Live Security Platinum is a clone of several other fake anti-spyware programs, including Personal Shield Pro, Smart Fortress 2012 and Smart Protection 2012.
The Crafty Designs of Live Security Platinum
Live Security Platinum is distributed through a number of ways. It may be spread through questionable websites that take advantage of vulnerabilities in your PC, or through fake scanners that will convince you on the state of infection of your computer. An attempt to clear out the infection, it will result in an invitation to purchase Live Security Platinum. In a study done by Wiki-security.com research team, moreover, Live Security Platinum may also block access to any Windows application, making it almost impossible for you to use any legitimate anti-malware or anti-spyware program to deal with the infection. It will also change the settings of Internet Explorer, disallowing you from visiting legitimate sites on the web.
The warnings and alerts displayed by Live Security Platinum are no different from the warnings shown by other rogue anti-spyware applications. It will warn about system file modifications made by a malicious program, an Internet Explorer browser worm infection or potential spyware detection. All of these alerts, of course, are baseless and are not to be believed.
Eliminating Live Security Platinum for Good
Purchasing the alleged licensed version of Live Security Platinum will not cleanse your PC of any Trojan, worm or spyware infection. If anything, doing so will exacerbate the state of compromise your computer has found itself in, so that it becomes an easier prey for more infections and potential threats. The best solution to a Live Security Platinum infection is to delete Live Security Platinum. To make sure that you are able to get rid of this rogue anti-spyware program for good, you need to enlist the help of legitimate and licensed PC security software.
There is no better antidote to any rogueware infection in the future than being a responsible web user and ensuring that your PC has updated anti-malware tools at all times. These are instrumental in preventing drive-by downloads and spyware like Live Security Platinum from being installed surreptitiously into your PC.
Don't let the seemingly authentic scans and alerts of Live Security Platinum convince you of its alleged benefits. Providing your PC with the security it needs from Trojans and spyware has nothing to do with buying and installing this malicious software. Be wary of Live Security Platinum and, if possible, look out for its probable clones in the future!
To check your computer for Live Security Platinum, download
SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.
SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Live Security Platinum and other threats. If you detect the presence of Live Security Platinum on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Live Security Platinum.
Detection of Live Security Platinum (Recommended)
Live Security Platinum is difficult to detect and remove. Live Security Platinum is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Live Security Platinum, 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 Live Security Platinum and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.
Run a Live Security Platinum scan/check to successfully detect all Live Security Platinum files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Live Security Platinum, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Live Security Platinum or follow the Live Security Platinum manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.
Method of Infection
There are many ways your computer could get infected with Live Security Platinum. Live Security Platinum can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.
Another method of distributing Live Security Platinum 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 Live Security Platinum on your system. Live Security Platinum 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 Live Security Platinum, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Live Security Platinum and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Live Security Platinum, the next advised step is to remove Live Security Platinum with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.
Live Security Platinum 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 Live Security Platinum from your computer.
Remedies and Prevention
Live Security Platinum, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Live Security Platinum 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 Live Security Platinum, 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 Live Security Platinum and other types of spyware.
Remove Live Security Platinum manually
Another method to remove Live Security Platinum is to manually delete Live Security Platinum files in your system. Detect and remove the following Live Security Platinum files:
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- %Desktopdir%\Live Security Platinum.lnk
- %Programs%\Live Security Platinum\Live Security Platinum.lnk
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\DisplayName "Live Security Platinum"
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\ShortcutPath "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\DisplayIcon "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe",0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\UninstallString "%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe" -u
If you believe your computer is infected with spyware,
- McAfee Threat Center - Library of detailed information on viruses.
- How Spyware And The Weapons Against It Are Evolving
- Crimeware: Trojans & Spyware
- Windows System Update - Latest bug fixes for Microsoft Windows