Security Scanner

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Security Scanner 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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Security Scanner is another rogue anti-spyware product released by the Winweb Security family. This rogue anti-spyware application is out to scam targeted users into purchasing a completely bogus computer security application. Diagnosed as a rogue anti-spyware application, Security Scanner can be defined as a scareware that will pretend to scan compromised machines for a variety of supposed infections, fabricate phony threat detection reports and flood infected systems with a variety of pop-up security alerts. Security Scanner can block user access to executables on their machine, as well as seriously hinder and affect users' ability to access the Internet.

Security Scanner is a Member of the Winweb Security Family of Malware Products

Hailing from the Winweb Security family of bogus computer security products, Security Scanner can claim a number of notorious family members, such as Security Shield, MS Removal Tool, Security Tool, Windows Smart Security, System Security, Winweb Security, Total Security, Personal Shield Pro, as well as a number of other, equally dangerous fake computer security applications.

All of the individual WinWeb-derived rogue anti-spyware tools are virtually identical – in nearly every aspect but their displayed names. Just like each and every one of its carbon-copy like precursors, Security Scanner possesses a convincing outer appearance. In addition to labeling its user interface with the deceptive 'Security Scanner' application name, its main logo also displays a red security protection-type shield and the program's seeming motto: 'Protect Your PC on a New Level.' This bogus program's convincing design is merely part of Security Scanner's ploy to convince you of its nonexistent legitimacy.
Aside from scanning your machine for infections and generating fake threat detections, Security Scanner will also generate a series of frustrating computer security alerts on your compromised machine. The following three messages are examples of the specific kinds of fake security alerts you will be on the lookout for, if you believe that your machine has become infected with Security Scanner:

Security Scanner Warning
Harmful software have been detected at your PC.
Click here to deactivate it.

Security Scanner Warning
Spyware.IEMonster process is found. This is virus that is trying to send your passwords from Internet browser (Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook & others) for the third-parties.
Click here to protect your data with Security Scanner.

Security Scanner Warning
Security Scanner has found viruses at your system.
We highly recommend to get license for Security Scanner to remove harmful software now.

Additionally, Security Scanner will attempt to block your access to many of the executable-type programs on your machine. Partially, the reason for this is to prevent you from being able to block any of your system's security software, thus, protecting itself from being successfully removed from your computer. When this happens, Security Scanner will display the following pop-up message:

"winword.exe" is infected with "Backdoor:Win32/Samsteal.A.dr".
Do you want to register your copy and remove all threats now?

Security Scanner is also, reportedly, known to hijack infected machines' web browsers, namely Internet Explorer. When this happens, Security Scanner displays an alert message claiming that you have entered unsafe web browsing areas, and a number of viruses are attempting to infiltrate your computer. The message that is generated is as follows:

Warning message from Internet browser. This page under virus attack. This may crash your system.
This may be caused by:

  • Virus content founded at this site trying to install its components.

  • Malicious & unknown network processes are determined.

  • Your system is under virus attack.

  • Negative references from other citizens concerning this web page.

  • Your system ports and backdoors have been checked by visited page for external access.


  • Obtain a license of "Security Scanner" to protect your PC for the safest browsing Internet pages (desirable).

  • Launch spyware, virus and malware scanning process.

  • Keep browsing.

Regardless what Security Scanner claims, this program is malicious and completely fake anti-spyware program that wants to steal your money and personal information. Under no circumstances should you trust this program.

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

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


Detection of Security Scanner (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Security Scanner 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 Security Scanner from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Security Scanner manually

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


  • %LocalAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"

External links

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