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Security Mechanic. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as SecurityMechanic | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Security Mechanic is a rogue security program that uses misleading methods to promote itself and to scare the user into purchasing it. This application is nonfunctional. It's just a copy of System Protector and SpyProtector. These rogue applications share the same graphical user interface and uses the same malicious methods. You should uninstall Security Mechanic from your computer as soon as possible if it is already infected.

Usually, Security Mechanic is promoted through the use of Trojan viruses and malicious software. It enters a computer secretly without your permission and knowledge. Once installed, the rogue program will display legitimately looking security alerts from your Windows Task bar. Security Mechanic will claim that your computer is seriously infected with spyware, adware or Trojans and must be cleaned immediately. In oder to do so, you have to purchase the program. However, we strongly recommend you not to do so, because SecurityMechanic is scam. Some of the fake security alerts that you may see:

"System warning:
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and
harm your system have been detected on your PC. Click here
to remove them immediately with the latest version of Security
Mechanic"

"Security Mechanic
Security Mechanic has detected harmful software in your
system. It is strongly recommended to register Security
Mechanic to remove these threats immediately.
Click on this message to fix these errors."

While running, Security Mechanic will also perform a fake system scan and report numerous infections. The scan results are obviously false. What is more, this parasite will hijack the Internet Explorer and redirect you to various malicious websites with fake reviews or advertisements. You may also notice that your computer works slower that usual. That's just another sign of this bogus software.

If you find that your computer is infected with this rogue program, do not purchase it. Instead, please use the manual removal guide below to remove Security Mechanic from your PC for free.
Related files: setup.exe

Security Mechanic properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Stays resident in background

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Security Mechanic manual removal

Kill processes:
lsascs.exe
windll32.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Security Mechanic
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{107A1D63-2EAA-4694-8ABA-EC209C630D83}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{107A1D63-2EAA-4694-8ABA-EC209C630D83}\InprocServer32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Security Mechanic
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Security Mechanic
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Security Mechanic"

Unregister DLLs:
shellex.dll

Delete files:
Purchase License.url
Security Mechanic.lnk
Support Page.url
spyprotector.cpl
lsascs.exe
windll32.exe
shellex.dll
SC_Base_new.dat
SC_Config.ini

Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\Security Mechanic\
%UserProfile%\Application Data\SpyProtector\
%Documents and Settings%\[User]\Application Data\SpyProtector\

Geolocation of Security Mechanic

Map reveals the prevalence of Security Mechanic. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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