Active Security is a misleading application from the same family as Protection System and CoreGuard Antivirus 2009. The program is promoted through the use of Trojans and fake online scanners. When running, Active Security will perform fake system scans and give false reports of threats on your computer. Then it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the threats. Do not purchase this program. This is a scam. We strongly recommend you to get rid of Active Security as soon as possible. Otherwise, it may seriously compromise your computer.
To make things worse, Active Security will block anti-virus software and security related websites, mainly to protect itself from being deleted. Likely, it will disable Task Manager Registry Editor and other tools too. System restore can be also disabled. Furthermore, this parasite will flood your computer with fake security alerts and nag screens. Fake security alerts read:
“Active Security detected the virus of the harmful program on your computer!
Internet Explorer is infected with worm Rootkit.Win32.Agent.pp.
This worm can harm your computer.”
“Security Center Alert
This Trojan provides a remote malicious with access to the victim machine. It is a Windows PE EXE file. It is 48640 bytes in size. It is packed using UPX. The unpacked file is approximately 360KBV in size.”
As you can see, ActiveSecurity tries to frighten you into buying the program. If your computer is infected with this malware, please use the removal guide below to remove Active Security from the system manually for free.
Active Security manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Active Security"
Active Security ReadMe.txt
Active Security Support.lnk
c:Program FilesActive Security
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsActive Security
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsActive SecurityActive Security