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Security Mechanic. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   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.

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If you failed to remove infection using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is recommended to uninstall Security Mechanic. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
Security Mechanic snapshot
Security Mechanic

Security Mechanic manual removal:

Kill processes:
lsascs.exe

windll32.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses*shellexContextMenuHandlersSecurity Mechanic

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{107A1D63-2EAA-4694-8ABA-EC209C630D83}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesCLSID{107A1D63-2EAA-4694-8ABA-EC209C630D83}InprocServer32

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesDirectoryshellexContextMenuHandlersSecurity Mechanic

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesDriveshellexContextMenuHandlersSecurity Mechanic

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "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 FilesSecurity Mechanic

%UserProfile%Application DataSpyProtector

%Documents and Settings%[User]Application DataSpyProtector

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Gabriel E. Hall
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