Win 7 Antispyware 2012 is a rogue antispyware program. As a typical rogue anti-spyware program Win 7 Antispyware 2012 is usually distributed and installed through the use of Trojans that come from misleading websites that pretend to be online anti-malware scanners. What is more, trojans can also come bundled with other malicious software. On way or another, when trojan virus is installed, it will download and install Win 7 Antispyware 2012 onto your computer. Once installed, Win 7 Antispyware 2012 will be configured to run automatically each time you log on into Windows.
While running, this fake antivirus program will simulate a system scan and detect legitimate Windows files or non-existing files as infections. Some of these alerts report something like this:
Win 7 Antispyware 2012 Firewall Alert
Win 7 Antispyware 2012 has blocked a program from accessing the internet
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Win 7 Antispyware 2012 Alert
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
Possible reasons include:
– Dangerous code found in this site’s pages which installed unwanted software into your system.
– Suspicious and potentially unsafe network activity detected.
– Spyware infections in your system
– Complaints from other users about this site.
– Port and system scans performed by the site being visited.
Things you can do:
– Get a copy of Vista Security 2012 to safeguard your PC while surfing the web (RECOMMENDED)
– Run a spyware, virus and malware scan
– Continue surfing without any security measures (DANGEROUS)
Furthermore, Win 7 Antispyware 2012 will flood your PC with popups and fake security warnings to mislead you into thinking that there are various harmful files on your computer. This is done to create a reason for the user to buy Win 7 Antispyware 2012 “licensed version”, which is completely and utterly non-functional. If you buy it – consider yourself scammed. As you can see, all those fake alerts false scan results are displayed only to scare you. If you are infected with this rogue, please use these removal instructions below, which will help you to remove Win 7 Antispyware 2012 from your computer manually for free or with an automatic removal tool.
If you find problems in launching your anti-spyware program, use one of these codes to make this rogue anti-spyware think that it was registered by the victim: 2233-298080-3424, 1147-175591-6550, 3425-814615-3990 or 9443-077673-5028. Once activated, it won't block web browsers and anti-spyware software.
Win 7 Antispyware 2012 manual removal:
[random characters].exe, like ppn.exe, agn.exe or similar
Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERS.DEFAULTSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerBrowserEmulation "TLDUpdates" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesexefileshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "%1" %*'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = '"%LocalAppData%kdn.exe" -a "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = '1'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = '1'