System Security is a fake Antivirus program that pretends to find security threats on your computer, which do not exist and runs fake scans on your computer. This way it tricks the users into purchasing the entire software version of this application. If you have somehow managed to get it installed in your computer, you must remove it as soon as possible because it can turn out to be dangerous.
Instructions to remove System Security
There are different methods of permanently removing this software from the system; which can be seen below
Through the Control Panel:
Step 1: Click on ‘start’ for accessing the ‘Control Panel’ options.
Step 2: Once you reach there, go to the ‘Programs’ section and then click on ‘Uninstall a program’. If you are using Windows XP, you can click on the ‘Add or Remove programs’ section that will open the Windows program uninstaller.
Step 3: From your computer, you can then remove the System Security program through Windows uninstaller. This window has a list of all the programs on the system, presented in alphabetical order. You can scroll through the list to find System Security and after clicking on it, select ‘Uninstall’ at the top of the screen window.
Step 4: After its un-installation, you can reboot your computer to remove the software completely.
End System Security Processes for manual removal:
If the Antivirus program you are using does not detect this fake program, you can remove it manually by following these steps.
Step 1: Click on ‘start’ and go to the ‘Search Programs and Files’ box. Therein type ‘tskmgr’ and then hit Enter.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Processes’ tab, right click on ‘systemsecurity.exe’ and then press the Enter button.
Removing System Security Registry Keys
Step 1: Click on the ‘start’ menu button to again go to the ‘Search Programs and Files’ box. Type ‘regedit’ in the box and press Enter.
Step 2: This would open the Registry Editor where you need to select ‘Edit’ followed by clicking on ‘Find’.
Step 3: In the box that opens, type ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\runsystemsecurity’ and then click on ‘Find Next’. The Registry Editor would automatically find the registry key and highlight it.
Step 4: Right click on the highlighted registry key and then click on ‘Delete’.
Removing System Security Files and Folders
Step 1: Click on ‘start’, and go to the ‘Search Programs and Files’ box again.
Step 2: The following files and folders need to be searched for and removed.
programs\system security\system security.lnk
For deleting these files or folders, you can select the ‘Delete’ option after right clicking on them.
Before you proceed with these steps to modify the registry through the Registry Editor, you need to be prepared for the serious problems that may require you to reinstall the Windows operating system. Unless you can handle it all by yourself and are confident enough, try to avoid modifying the registry. However, if every instruction above is followed properly, all traces of the System Security software would be permanently removed.