Aliases: Win32/Winwebsec (Microsoft)
Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.
This rogue pretends to scan for malware and shows you fake warnings about malicious programs and viruses. It is designed to scare you into paying money to register the program and remove the fake threats from your PC.
This threat can also stop your security software from running, change your security settings, and stop you from going to certain websites.
It is a member of the Win32/Winwebsec family.
You can read more about this type of threat on our rogue page.
Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.
This threat might prevent Registry Editor from running. To allow the Registry Editor to run, follow these steps:
This threat might make lasting changes to your PC's settings that won't be restored when it's cleaned. The following links can help change these settings back to what you want:
You can also ask for help from other PC users at the Microsoft virus and malware community.
If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.