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How to remove Security Central

Posted on 9 June 2011 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Security Central?

Security Central is a fake anti-spyware program, which acts like a real computer security software, intended to deceive user and make him purchase bogus program license. The program is installed through fake online malware scanners, which are not able to properly scan and detect threats. Such online scanners will detect many infections, even if the computer is clean. When user is prompted to remove alleged threats and acts by clicking “Remove threats” button, Security Central will be downloaded and installed.

Security Central will be launched every time Windows are started and will automatically run computer scan. After scan is completed, many virus-like names will be listed in a scan report, even if the computer was clean before. All these infections are not real and are exposed to scare user thus convincing him that the computer is in not secure and has many infections. User is persuaded to purchase Security Central license in order to remove found threats. Security Central is not able to remove any kind of real viruses or spyware, even after the license has been purchased!

Security Central will display many fake computer security alerts:

Security Central
External software tries to control variety of your system files. This may lead to breaking of some data in your system. Click here to protect remote access to your PC & delete these programs.

Security Central Firewall Alert
Suspicious activity in your registry system space was detected. Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Please use a deep scan option.

Security Central
Your system has come under attack of harmful software. Click here to deactivate it.

All warnings generated by Security Central are not true and are used only to scare user stating that his computer system is not secure, thus persuading him to buy commercial program version. Do not make any payments requested by this program. All threats detected by Security Central are not real and should be disregarded. It is illegal anti-spyware software and is used to scare and deceive user. Use Security Central removal guide instead.

2. Security Central screen shot:

Security Central

3. How to remove Security Central:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by Security Central, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for Security Central removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove Security Central download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove Security Central.

  5. Restart the computer to complete Security Central removal procedure.

4. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [2ef60fed-027a-457c-9737-17ac37f7b7f7] rundll32.exe "%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\2ef60fed-027a-457c-9737-17ac37f7b7f7.dat", hhjejzhkc