There has been an advent of software programs in the market which, though appearing to be virus removal applications, are actually rogue applications. System Security is one such application which installs harmful viruses and Trojans in a computer instead of protecting it.
Removal of this virus program manually may be an extremely advanced procedure and it is recommended not to be performed unless you have an extensive knowledge of computers and hardware.
Instructions to uninstall System Security
Step 1: The first step involves rebooting your computer as soon as the ‘Welcome’ screen appears, in order to open the Task manager before the System Security program loads. Because of the computer being infected by System Security, it may take some time for the Task Manager to come up.
Step 2: In the upper right hand corner of the System Security screen, click on the ‘X’ button to exit the rogue spyware program.
Step 3: Look for the program called ‘56147831.exe’ under the ‘Processes’ tab in the Task Manager window. Right click on this program and then select ‘End Process’. When you are finished, minimize the Task manager window.
Step 4: Then open the web browser to navigate to combofix.org. To obtain the free spyware removal program, click on the green ‘Download’ button. When the downloading has finished, run the program.
Step 5: When few pop up dialog boxes appear telling you that Combofix is possibly a virus, click on OK. Combofix pretends to be a virus for ‘tricking’ the rogue System Security application. A window then appears telling you that Combofix is ready to load, to let you know that the program has stated working.
Step 6: Combofix would scan all the files after it has loaded. This procedure can take up to 10 minutes, depending on how badly the system has been infected.
Step 7: A pop-up dialog box will appear telling you that Combofix has found a ‘rootkit activity’ (System Security) and needs to reboot. Click on OK and allow Combofix to reboot the computer by itself.
Step 8: When the computer has been rebooted, avoid clicking ‘Send’ or ‘Don’t send’ on the error reports that come up, and set aside these windows.
Step 9: It will take a few minutes for Combofix to delete the corrupt files automatically. When you see ‘C: \Windows\xsystem32’ over and over again, click the ‘X’ button in the upper right corner of the Combofix window.
Step 10: If you are unable to view your desktop icons, click Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click on File>New Task and then type ‘explorer.exe’ into the ‘Open’ bar, and click on OK when you are done.
Step 11: Open your web browser, go to Malwarebytes.org and download and install the free version of the application.
Step 12: After opening Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware software, check the ‘Full Scan’ option and click the ‘Scan’ button. This will remove any remaining corrupt files from the computer. To delete the corrupt files permanently from the system, open the ‘Quarantine’ tab.
Despite the removal of System Security being a complicated procedure, it can be made relatively simple by following the above steps.