How to Remove Microsoft Security Essentials

The Microsoft Security Essentials is a malicious Trojan virus that pretends as legitimate antivirus software to trick you that your computer is infected with unknown Win32/Trojan. Once infected, you will be prompted to purchase the full version of the rogue program to remove threats.


Fake Microsoft Security Essential Alerts


1. The application taskmgr.exe was launched successfully but it was forced to shut down due to security reasons.

This happened because the application was infected by a malicious program which might pose a threat for the OS.

It is highly recommended to install the necessary heuristic module and perform a full scan of your computer to exterminate malicious programs from it.


2. Warning! Database updated failed!

Database update failed!

Outdated viruses database are not effective can’t guarantee adequate protection and security for your PC! Click here to get the full version of the product and update the database!


The Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Screen Shot


Remove Microsoft Security Essentials Manually


1. Go to Task Manager to stop the processes:






2. Open the Start button, and input regedit in the search box. Then delete registry exactly as followings:



HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = “0”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnPostRedirect” = “0”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “tmp”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “SelfdelNT”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\antispy.exe”


3. Go to control panel. Find and delete the files:


%UserProfile%\\Application Data\\antispy.exe

%UserProfile%\\Application Data\\hotfix.exe

%UserProfile%\\Application Data\\tmp.exe

%UserProfile%\\Local Settings\\Temp\\kjkkklklj.bat


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