Remove Security Antivirus

Security Antivirus Removal Guide

What is Security Antivirus?

Security Antivirus is a rogue security application from the same family as PC Live Guard malware. It's one of many rogue anti-spyware programs that displays fake security alerts/pop-ups and false system security threats to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected. The main goal of this program is to trick you into purchasing the program that's why it will prompt you to pay for the bogus software in order to remove the threats which don't even exist. Most of the time, Security Antivirus rogue comes from fake online scanners, fake websites or misleading online ads. This virus can be also promoted using social engineering. One way or another, don't install it and don't pay for this totally useless program. Instead, please use the removal guide below to remove Security Antivirus.

Security Antivirus graphical user interface
[Figure 1. Security Antivirus graphical user interface]

Once installed, SecurityAntivirus will drop numerous files on your computer and later detect these files as serious computer threats. The fake files are: ANTIGEN.drv, ANTIGEN.exe, cid.dll, DBOLE.sys, ddv.dll, ddv.sys, energy.tmp, FS.drv, PE.exe, PE.sys, runddlkey.dll, std.exe, tjd.drv. The rogue program just imitates a system scan and reports false infections. Don't worry about that and ignore false scan results. Furthermore, Security Antivirus will display many fake security alerts stating that your computer is infected or that there are otentially harmful programs on your PC. Some of the fake alerts displayed by this virus:

Potentially harmful programs have been detected in your system and need to be dealt with immediately. Click here to remove them using Security Antivirus.
Your PC may still be infected with dangerous viruses. Security Antivirus protection is needed to prevent data loss and avoid theft of your personal data and credit card details. Click here to activate protection.

Malicious applications, which may contain Trojans, were found on your computer and are to be removed immediately. Click here to remove these potentially harmful items using Security Antivirus.
No real-time malware, spyware and virus protection was found. Click here to activate.

Just like the false scan results these fake warnings were made to scare you. Last, but not least, Security Antivirus will hijack Internet Explorer and redirect search results to findgala.com. It may also block security related websites. Finally, it will modify Windows Hosts file and add the following lines in Hosts file:

74.125.45.100 4-open-davinci.com
74.125.45.100 securitysoftwarepayments.com
74.125.45.100 privatesecuredpayments.com
74.125.45.100 secure.privatesecuredpayments.com
74.125.45.100 getantivirusplusnow.com
74.125.45.100 secure-plus-payments.com
74.125.45.100 www.getantivirusplusnow.com
74.125.45.100 www.secure-plus-payments.com
74.125.45.100 www.getavplusnow.com
74.125.45.100 safebrowsing-cache.google.com
74.125.45.100 urs.microsoft.com
74.125.45.100 www.securesoftwarebill.com
74.125.45.100 secure.paysecuresystem.com
74.125.45.100 paysoftbillsolution.com
74.125.45.100 protected.maxisoftwaremart.com
95.211.99.110 www.google.com
95.211.99.110 google.com
95.211.99.110 www.google-analytics.com
95.211.99.110 www.bing.com
95.211.99.110 search.yahoo.com
95.211.99.110 www.search.yahoo.com

As you can see, Security Antivirus is a total scam. Please use the removal guide below to get rid of this infections as soon as possible. Also note that removal delay will probably make the situation more complicated because it is able to download and install additional malware onto your computer.

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How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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