Windows Advanced Security Center is a fake system security program which associated with Home Security Essentials. You can get infected with Windows Advanced Security Center virus through the freeware or shareware downloads, peer-to-peer software, malicious or hacked websites. This infection pretends to be legitimate Windows product and imitates all the features which real windows product provides. Windows Advanced Security Center imitates Firewall, Automatic Updates, Antivirus Protection, Anti-phishing, Advanced Process Control, Autorun Manager, Service Manager, All-in-one Suite, Quick Scan, Deep Scan, Custom Scan and etc. All these features from the Fake product are fake too.
As all rogue anti-spyware products this virus will show you numerous fake popups, alerts and notifications which will state that you infected will lots of parasites. It may start fake scan of the system, find fake threats. When you click on the alerts Windows Advanced Security Center asks to purchase its Paid version to remove all threats.
Windows Advanced Security Center imitated the real one Security center and its very hard to see the difference. When infected it can replace the legal Windows product with the fake one. Graphic user interfaces are the same. Fake Virus will state that your Firewall is off and your Virus protection is Off. Trojan installer is so smart that before installing it detects you current system and installs the fake one according to your system. Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7.
How to tell the difference? How to recognize if you have a fake security center or valid one?
Removal process of Windows Advanced Security Center is a hard task. Even with automated tools its hard to remove this virus. It kills all anti-spyware and anti-virus software. Here are some steps you need to take before running reputable anti-spyware program:
Information added: 04/29/12 04:18;
information updated: 04/29/12 04:18