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Windows 7: Microsoft Killing MSE Security Essentials Fake.

11 Jun 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
Microsoft Killing MSE Security Essentials Fake.

Microsoft Killing Microsoft Security Essentials Fake Ė Security Essentials 2010

Microsoft is working to kill a rogue antivirus solution that is spread under a label thatís simply too close for comfort to the companyís own free and legitimate security solution: Microsoft Security Essentials. The software giant first warned of a fake antivirus solution being distributed as Security Essentials 2010 at the start of 2010. Now, the latest release of With the Malicious Software Removal Tool is designed to identify and remove Security Essentials 2010 from compromised PCs. MSRT is a free security solution available from Microsoft that hunts down only a specific list of malware.

Rogue security solutions, also called fake AV or scareware, are malicious programs that trick the user into buying useless licenses for non-functioning antivirus programs. While masquerading as legitimate security products, scareware use deceptive tactics to convince users that their machines are infected when itís not the case, and attempt to scare them into paying for a license to have inexistent threats removed. Security Essentials 2010, which is also being known as Internet Security 2010, is a rogue security program belonging to the Win32/Fakeinit malware family. Hamish O'Dea, from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, noted that Microsoft expected the attackers behind the rogue solution to start labeling it Security Essentials 2011 soon.
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Microsoft Killing Microsoft Security Essentials Fake ‚Äď Security Essentials 2010 - With the Malicious Software Removal Tool - Softpedia

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11 Jun 2010   #2

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Good tip J, I was hit with "Antivirus-Soft".
MSE could not remove it unless the following procedure was performed:
  1. Goto a previous restore point
  2. After going to a previous point, reboot in safe mode
  3. Perform scan by using MSE
  4. Remove the selected virus/trojan
  5. Reboot
Hope this helps.
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