Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Win 7 Security 2012 Virus Infection
Recently a customer of mine had a virus on his computer called Win 7 Security 2012. This Win 7 Security 2012 is a rogue anti-spyware application, which is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes or via other unconventional unethical mechanisms. Once installed, Win 7 Security 2012 will display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version and may generate system slowdown and instability. This program is extremely difficult to manually remove. I noticed that this customer also had McAfee Security Center running and updated. I ran the scan and McAfee did not pick up this malware. Two thumbs down. I was able to find a free anti-virus to remove this virus available online. If you are struggling with fixing this virus, let me know of your problems by commenting below and I'll be sure to get back to you.