Security Monitor 2012 Description
Security Monitor 2012 is a fake security program affiliated with the FakeScanti family. The rogue security programs belonging to this family are all cause by variants of the FakeScanti Trojan infection. Security Monitor 2012 is not unique in the way Security Monitor 2012 infects a computer system. According to ESG security researchers, Security Monitor 2012 is practically identical in every way to previous iterations of FakeScanti. As the year 2011 comes to a close, the criminals behind this harmful malware infection have started releasing a batch of clones of FakeScanti with the number ‘2012′ attached to the end, in order to make it appear as if they are new versions of legitimate security software. In fact, there is practically no difference between Security Monitor 2012 and the 2011 and 2010 editions of this rogue security program, except for the small interface changes to accommodate the change to its name. If Security Monitor 2012 is installed on your computer system, ESG security researchers strongly recommend starting your computer up in Safe Mode and using a legitimate anti-malware program to remove Security Monitor 2012 and all of its associated malware. Failure to remove Security Monitor 2012 in a timely manner can result in the theft of your credit card information, as well as further malware making its way into your computer system.
The Security Monitor 2012 scam is a typical version of the rogue security application scam. Most infections follow the same pattern in order to trick their victims into giving up their hard-earned cash. Usually, the Security Monitor 2012 scam follows the same steps:
1.Security Monitor 2012 is first installed onto a computer system with the help of a dropper or downloader Trojan. These are malware infections designed to enter a computer system and install or download other Trojans. Examples of these kinds of malware include Zlob, Vundo and the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan. 2.Once installed, Security Monitor 2012 will display a large number of alerts claiming that the computer system is severely infected with a variety of malware. ESG malware analysts recommend that you disregard all of Security Monitor 2012’s warnings. The real infection on your computer is Security Monitor 2012 itself. 3.Security Monitor 2012 then offers to fix these nonexistent problems as long as you purchase a ‘full version’ of this useless program.
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Security Monitor 2012 Technical Report
As new Security Monitor 2012 details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.
Fake message for Security Monitor 2012:
The following fake error message(s) appears for Security Monitor 2012:
Insecurity Internet activity. Threat of virus attack
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Security Center Alert
To help protect your computer, Security Center has blocked some features of this program.
Security Monitor 2012 Removal Details
Security Monitor 2012 has typically the following processes in memory:
%AppData%\Security Monitor 2012\securitymanager.exe %AppData%\Security Monitor 2012\Security Monitor.exe %AppData%\Security Monitor 2012\securityhelper.exe %AppData%\Security Monitor 2012\antivirus antispyware.exe
Security Monitor 2012 creates the following files in the system:
%AppData%\Security Monitor 2012\IcoUninstall.ico %Programs%\Security Monitor 2012\Help Security Monitor 2012.lnk %Desctop%\Security Monitor 2012.lnk %Programs%\Security Monitor 2012\Activate Security Monitor 2012.lnk %AppData%\Security Monitor 2012\IcoHelp.ico %Programs%\Security Monitor 2012\Security Monitor 2012.lnk %Programs%\Security Monitor 2012.lnk %Programs%\Security Monitor 2012\ %AppData%\Security Monitor 2012\IcoActivate.ico %AppData%\Security Monitor 2012\ %Programs%\Security Monitor 2012\How to Activate Security Monitor 2012.lnk %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Monitor 2012.lnk %Desktop%\Security Monitor 2012.lnk
Security Monitor 2012 creates the following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Monitor 2012 Security” HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Monitor 2012 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Monitor 2012