Aliases: System Progressive Protection (other) Adware/AntiSpywarePro2009 (Panda) Adware/UltimateCleaner (Panda) Adware/Xpantivirus2008 (Panda) AntiSpyware Pro 2009 (other) AntiVirus2008 (Symantec) FakeAlert-AntiSpywarePro (McAfee) FakeAlert-WinwebSecurity.gen (McAfee) Live Security Platinum (other) Mal/FakeAV-AK (Sophos) MS Removal Tool (other) Security Tool (other) SecurityRisk.Downldr (Symantec) System Security (other) Security Shield (other) SecurityShieldFraud (Symantec) SystemSecurity2009 (other) Total Security (other) Troj/FakeVir-LB (Sophos) Trojan:Win32/Winwebsec (other) TrojanDropper:Win32/Winwebsec (other) W32/AntiVirus2008.AYO (Norman) Win32/Adware.SystemSecurity (ESET) Win32/Adware.WinWebSecurity (ESET) Winweb Security (other) Essential Cleaner (other) Personal Shield Pro (other) Security Shield 2012 (other) Security Sphere 2012 (other) Smart Protection 2012 (other) Security Shield 2012 (other) Smart Fortress 2012 (other) Win 8 Security System (other) Advanced PC Shield 2012 (other) Disk Antivirus Professional (other) AVASoft Professional Antivirus (other) System Doctor 2014 (other) Attentive Antivirus (other) Antiviral Factory 2013 (other) Antivirus Security Pro (other) Smart Guard Protection (other)
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.
You might need to manually remove this program:
There are instructions on how to remove the "MS Removal Tool" variant of this malware in the following article:
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.