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Active Security. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - -   Also known as ActiveSecurity | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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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
Backdoor.Win32.Agent.ich
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.

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Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

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Active Security

Active Security manual removal:

Kill processes:
asecurity.exe

uninstall.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREActive Security

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallActive Security

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Active Security"



Unregister DLLs:
coreext.dll



Delete files:
asecurity.exe

core.cga

coreext.dll

help.ico

uninstall.exe

Active Security ReadMe.txt

Active Security Support.lnk

Active Security.lnk

Support.lnk

4otjesjty.mof

c.dat

creg.dat

Delete directories:
c:Program FilesActive Security

c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsActive Security

c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsActive SecurityActive Security