Security Scanner is another fake product designed by the same guys victimized thousands of people with Security Shield and Security Tool. The main purpose of this program is stealing money from consumers by using deceptive techniques. This software is a bogus software and pretends like a legitimate security software. If you’ve not heard about such rogue security products before, you are not going to identify real face of Security Scanner.
It enters in your computer via Trojans, unsafe websites and misleading downloads. Once installed in your computer, It will automatically run itself at startup and won’t let you run any programs. It will display lots of fake security alerts and continuously motivate you to buy the software to remove all the infections from your computer. The infection reports shown by Security Scanner are manufactured and none of these files actually exist on your computer. This software is programmed to show random fake infections and trick users into purchasing a bogus software.
This software will also prevent you from accessing Internet so that you can’t search for a solution to this problem. If you are reading this page from a different computer, we suggest that you don’t worry at all as we’ve found some very easy methods to remove Security Scanner virus from your computer. Here is a screenshot of Security Scanner Virus doing a fake scan. There are 15 other screenshots that you can view below.
Security Scanner Warning
Security Scanner has found viruses at your system.
We highly recommend to get license for Security Scanner to remove harmful software now.
"notepad.exe" is infected with "Backdoor:Win32/Samsteal.A.dr".
Do you want to register your copy and remove all threats now?
Security Scanner Warning
Spyware.IEMonster process is found. This is virus that is trying to send your passwords from Internet browser (Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook & others) for the third-parties.
Click here to protect your data with Security Scanner.
All the messages will tell you that Security Scanner is the best software and you should purchase it. Don’t fall for these shady tactics and invest your money in a genuine Spyware Remover which will protect your computer from such threats. If you’ve already bough Security Scanner in good faith, don’t worry and contest the charge with your credit card company. Tell them about this scam and you’ll surely get your money back.
How To Remove Security Scanner Virus
Security Scanner tries to protect itself and won’t let you remove itself easily. It will launch itself at startup and block all legitimate applications from running. We have analyzed this fake software in our research lab and found some very easy methods to remove the rogue completely. The removal methods described below are guaranteed to work on every computer as we’ve tested them and you can see the videos below.
A) Automatic Removal Method – Quickest and Safest Method for Everyone
Automatic Removal method is the most powerful and advanced method to remove the rogue software from your computer. This method involves downloading a genuine Spyware Remover and scanning your computer for parasites. Once the scan is done, you need to click a button to remove all the threats from your computer. This method is guaranteed to work and takes maximum 15 minutes of your time. Here is what you need to do :
1. First of all, make sure that your computer is connected to Internet.
2. Open Internet Explorer, type http://www.fixrogues.com/sh.php in address bar and press “Enter” button.
3. This will start downloading of SpyHunter. Save the installer file as “winlogon.exe”. This is because If you’ll save file with any other name, Security Scanner will block the installation later.
Alternatively, you can also click on this button to download the software :
4. Once the download is complete, double click over “winlogon.exe” and start Spy Hunter Installation.
5. Once the installation is done, scan your whole computer for infections and Security Scanner will automatically get caught. Click “Fix Threats” button to get rid of Security Scanner Virus. See the removal video of Security Scanner using Spy Hunter :
B) Manual Removal – Only Meant for experienced computer users
Manual removal is the second method for removing Spy Hunger from your computer. This method is risky as a small mistake can turn fatal for your PC. If you are in doubt, follow automatic removal method instead.
Please follow these manual removal steps at your own risk :
1. Correct Startup Registry Entry of Security Scanner
Run Registry editor by clicking on Start—>Run, type “regedit” and click OK button. Now you need to remove this registry entries so that malware can’t load at startup. (Learn How To Edit Registry)
2. Remove AV Security Essentials Files from your computer
After correcting the registry, please remove files associated with this rogue. Find these files and delete them. (Learn How To Search and Delete Files)
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security Scanner\Uninstall Security Scanner.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security Scanner\Security Scanner.lnk
%UserProfile% means current user’s folder who is logged in to computer.
%Desktop% means that the said file is located on desktop.
%AppData% means application data folder.
%StartMenu% refers to the Windows Start Menu.
Please keep in mind that malware products continuously change their way of damaging the computers and we recommend that you always use a genuine Spyware Remover on your computer.