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    How to remove Security 2009 – Removal instructions

    Few days back, I was having a group chat on Google talk with my father. In the chat conversation, He told me that Security 2009 is showing some Virus or Worm infections on the PC.

    I was surprised to hear this because, I remember that my Father’s PC has Kaspersky Antivirus installed and I don’t remember any software by name Security 2009 installed on that PC.

    I then used Team Viewer to remotely connect to the PC and checked the exact problem.

    Upon remotely connecting, I was shocked to see a new Antivirus Software called Security 2009 showing some infections on the PC.

    I immediately started searching on Google and found that Security 2009 is a Malware

    What is Security 2009?

    Remove Security 2009 malwaree:\Documents\n.txt.txt

    Security 2009 is promoted using misleading pop-ups redirecting the browsing to online scan by Security 2009. It shows the user with a message that the PC is infected with few viruses and worms. User is then prompted to buy the licensed copy of Security 2009 or shadowed download of very dangerous parasite is started from the scan page, Security 2009 trial version that is know to be aggressive adware and hijacker. Moreover, Security 2009 trial version is spread over connected to Internet computers with the help of Vundo.trojan.

    How to remove Security 2009 – Removal instructions

    I will present you with two methods to remove it. I followed the first method.

    First Method: Remove Security 2009 using Malware Bytes

    1. Please Download MalwareBytes from any of the locations:MalwareBytes
    2. Install Malware Bytes
    3. During the installation process, it will ask you to Update Malwarebytes ‘Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, Check that option and then click Finish.
    4. If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version
    5. After the tool is installed, open the tool and select “Perform Quick Scan”, then click Scan.
    6. Wait for the scan to complete, when completed check the results.
    7. Make sure that everything that is detected is checked for Removal.
    8. After malwares are removed, a log is generated and is opened in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediately.
    9. The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

    I was able to remove Security 2009 using Malwarebytes

    Second Method: Remove Security 2009 manually

    Manual removal of Security 2009 is ideal for those who can deal with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries.

    1. Check for the following files and folders and delete them

      \Program Files\Security 2009
      \Program Files\Security 2009\uninst.exe
      %UserProfile%\Desktop\Security 2009.lnk
      %UserProfile%\Application Data\install.exe
      %UserProfile%\Application Data\Security2009.exe
      %UserProfile%\Application Data\Security2009.exe
      %UserProfile%\Application Data\Security2009
      %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security 2009\Security 2009.lnk
      %UserProfile%\Application Data\Security2009\SC_Base_new.dat
      %UserProfile%\Application Data\Security2009\SC_Config.ini
      %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security 2009\Security 2009.lnk
      %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security 2009\Support Page.url

    2. Open the Registry ( Click Start->Run… and type Regedit.exe and hit Enter )
    3. Remove or Delete following Registry Values:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Security 2009.exe
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security 2009
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security 2009?

      To easily find the key, Please Use ‘Ctrl+F’ and search all the keys.

      Make sure you are sure of what you are doing. If you delete some other valid key, your System may become unstable

    I hope that you were able to System 2009 malware.

    If you have any doubts or more suggestions, please leave a comment. I will be happy to assist you.

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    1. Rohit says:

      It resembles like a real antivirus program!
      I would recommend Ad-aware or Spyware doctor to get rid of such situation.

      Your manual removal instructions is a right shoot, Nice findings.

    2. Your post worked for me. I read it the whole through! thanks.!!

    3. Oh thank you so much for this instructions! Just what I need now

    4. Nihar says:

      @Rohit, Yeah you are right. When i saw it for the first time. It looked like a real authentic antivirus program.

      @clickblog, @Best CSS Gallery, I am glad that it worked for you.

    5. Rishi says:

      Thanks for the warn! This looks like real AVs although it’s fake.

    6. Steve Yu says:

      MalwareBytes is a handy tool to remove many malwares software. Last time, I helped my friend to remove a malware using malwarebytes.

    7. One of my friends recently had this very same piece of malware pop up on his computer. If I had read this post back then I would’ve been able to sort the man out without having to call on the higher computer powers! Hahahahah

      Nice one, Nihar, I am definitely going to download MalwareBytes to my PC straightaway, and give the whole machine a good old scan!

      How was the West Indies fighting for the draw!

    8. sunil says:

      How to remove virus from pc

    9. thanks dude for this info..great job!!

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