SecureKeeper is a misleading anti-spyware application that reports false system security threats on your computer and then asks to pay for a full version of the program to remove the threats which don’t even exist. The rogue program is from the WiniSoft malware family. It displays fake security alerts, notifications from Windows Task Bar and other misleading pop-ups. Once installed, Secure Keeper will create many random files in the main Windows directories and later will detect those files as serious infections. Actually, those files are harmless and won’t make any damage to the system. The most important thing to remember is that SecureKeeper is a scam. Do not buy this bogus software and uninstall it from your computer as soon as possible.
[Figure 1. SecureKeeper graphical user interface]
SecureKeeper enters a computer with the help of Trojans that come from fake online scanners, misleading websites or bundled with other malware. Trojans download Secure Keeper files and display fake warnings about infections, security and privacy issues. While running, the rogue program will perform several fake system scans and display a list of infections that can not be removed unless you purchase the program. However, the truth is that even of you purchase it, your PC will be still infected, so obviously you shouldn’t buy it. To make things worse, it will constantly display very annoying alerts stating that your computer is under attack. The fake security alert reads:
SecureKeeper will also hijack Internet Explorer and make your computer slower than usual. Securekeeper.com is the home page of this infection. This websites is full of false information and fake reviews, do not open it. As you can see, this application is absolutely useless and should be removed upon detection. Please use the removal guide below to remove SecureKeeper from your PC manually for free. If you have already purchased it, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. We also recommend you to scan your computer with a legitimate anti-spyware application to remove the remains or additionally installed malware.
SecureKeeper manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"
C:Program FilesSecureKeeper Software
C:Program FilesSecureKeeper SoftwareSecureKeeper
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsSecureKeeper