How to Remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 – Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 Removal

Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 Description

Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 is a dangerous application that affects users with the Windows 7 operating system. To be more accurate, Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 is one of numerous possible names and skins for the Ppn.exe file process, which can affect most Windows systems. However, this process is known for changing its name and downloading skins specific to the user’s operating system, with the Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 rogue security application being one of those, corresponding to Windows 7.

Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 Clones and Copies
There are dozens of known clones and copies of this rogue anti-virus application, with new ones being released every day. However, most of these fake security tools correspond to the same underlying process, Ppn.exe. There are other similar files, usually with names that are three seemingly random letters long. Ppn.exe and similar processes download specific themes and skins when they are installing themselves into a user’s computer. There are three sets of Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 clones that are currently known. Each of these sets has dozens of different possible names and skins that correspond to three of the most common Windows operating systems. These are Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 will only show up on Windows 7 machines, and the corresponding programs for other operating systems can be named something like XP Anti-Virus 2012, or Vista Anti-Virus 2012.

Background and Foreground of Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 Actions
Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 performs two main functions. On the foreground, completely visible to the user, is a series of escalating system alerts and fake virus scans. These alerts are designed to alarm, causing the panicked computer user to enter his credit card information to save the data on his computer. On the background, completely hidden, Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 uses its partner, a Trojan, to perform dangerous modifications to the user’s system. These modifications can compromise the computer’s security, report the user’s browsing habits and personal information to a third party, and make it next to impossible to remove manually Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012.

Special Removal Considerations for Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012
The best way to get rid of Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 is by using a trustworthy anti-virus or anti-malware utility. It is also possible to remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 manually, by deleting the registry entries, DLL files, and processes associated with Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012. However, this can be somewhat difficult because the Trojan that installed Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 blocks the Task Manager and essential system files, under the pretext that they have been infected. There’s a couple of steps specific to the removal of the Ppn.exe process that can be also used to remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012. First of all is entering a registration key proven to work. These registration key changes every day, and can be found with a quick search on the Internet. This will not remove Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 but will remove most of the system alerts and annoying pop-up notifications. Another step that can help is changing the system date, setting it one full week ahead. If an infected user does these two things, he/she may gain access to the necessary parts of the computer for removing Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012.

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Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 Technical Report
As new Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 details are reported by our customers and findings from our Threat Research Center, we will update this section.

Fake message for Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012:
The following fake error message(s) appears for Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012:

System danger!
Your system is in danger. Privacy threats detected.
Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the
background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal
now, click here.

Attention: DANGER!
ALERT! System scan for spyware, adware, trojans and viruses is complete.
Win 7 Antivirus 2012 detected 35 critical system objects.

Win 7 Antivirus 2012 ALERT
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system

Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 Removal Details

Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 has typically the following processes in memory:

%AppData%\Local\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 creates the following files in the system:
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
%AppData%\Local\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
%AllUsersProfile%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
%Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]

Win 7 Anti-Virus 2012 creates the following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”‘
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1? = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” – ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “(Default)” = ‘Application’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”‘
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “(Default)” = ‘exefile’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’

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