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 remove the fake threats by registering the software.
It can also close or end programs, processes and services, modify security settings, and block access to websites.
It is a member of the Win32/Winwebsec family.
There is more information about this type of malware on our Rogue security software 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 hidden malware.
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.