System Security is an antivirus very well known to users who have experienced its effects. Coming up with alerts every now and then and constantly pestering the computer users to buy the full version of the application, it almost invades the system. However, don’t be fooled by these updates as it runs fake scans on the systems, leading people to believe it is an antivirus program designed to remove virus and other malware from the hardware. On the contrary, it does the exact opposite; it is a virus program which tricks the users into downloading and paying for the full System Security version.

System Security slows down the computer performance, changes the wallpapers on its own, changes browser settings etc. System Security is mostly downloaded and installed by a Trojan horse, that in itself is a very dangerous malware, or through security holes in the browser. It is strongly recommended to remove the System Security application from the system before it does severe damage and continues to disrupt your work by regular pop-ups showing fake security scans.

How to uninstall System Security

Normally, to remove any application or software that is irrelevant or isn’t useful anymore, you can follow the simple step of accessing the Control Panel for removing programs, by following certain instructions. First of all, you click on the ‘start’ button located on the desktop taskbar, on the bottom left corner of the screen. Then you select the ‘Control Panel’ option from the window that opens up. As soon as you click on it, a new window appears with different icons to select from. Choose the one that says ‘Add / Remove Programs’. If you are using a Windows Vista operating system, you can select the ‘Uninstall a program’ option under ‘Programs’ after you access the Control Panel. In the next window, a list will appear from where you can click on the System Security application; and then select the ‘Uninstall’ option. When the system removes the program (this may take a few seconds), you can restart the computer.

Manual removal of System Security


Many times it simply isn’t enough to remove the application through the Control Panel. You need to take further steps in removing Registry keys and ending System Security processes. For doing this, click on ‘start’ and click on the ‘Search Programs and Files’ box. Type ‘tskmgr’ in the space and hit Enter, which would take you to a new window. Therein click on the ‘Processes’ tab, then right click on ‘systemsecurity.exe’ and press the Enter button.

For removing registry keys, you need to type ‘regedit’ in the ‘Search Programs and Files’ box and press Enter. In the Registry Editor box, you need to select ‘Edit’ and then click on ‘Find’. A box would open where you need to type ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\runsystemsecurity’. Click on ‘Find Next’ and the registry key would be automatically found and highlighted, to be deleted.

Additionally, a utility software can be downloaded and installed for removing System Security with 100% certainty. A popular program used for the purpose is Perfect Uninstaller.