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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

E-Set

It is already so difficult to distinguish between genuine and rogue security tools because of their sophisticated looking interfaces and seemingly innocuous looking properties, but rogue antispyware applications like E-set make it that much harder by word-playing with the names of other legitimate security software. This is done with various intentions, most notably for the rogue to trade on the good reputation of established tools, but also to make it more confusing for users when they research the rogue’s name to see if it is indeed a genuine security tool.

There is no doubt regarding E-set though. This rogue offers no benefit to any infected PC, and will not live up to any of its over embellished promises. In fact, despite what it proclaims E-set has no ability to identify, quarantine or delete any type of threat from a system, seeing as it is nothing more than a malicious threat in itself.

E-set makes use of Trojans to root its infection into its host PCs, and because its infiltration of the system is done so furtively the user will have a hard time to detect and remove E-set without some help. The Trojans used to spread the E-set infection are distributed via fake online malware scanners and seditious browser hijackers. E-set has also been known to bundle its malware and Trojans together with other genuine security updates and downloads obtainable from third party websites.

Once the E-set infection is securely rooted in the system it will start its attack against the PC. This will also be the first time the user will be alerted to the presence of E-set on the system. As a first part of the attack E-set will bombard the user with various fake security alerts aimed at causing panic in the user in an effort to force him into paying for their worthless software. Quite obviously none of these fake alerts can be trusted, and users are warned against trusting any correspondence received from E-set.

In order to take back control of your PC and restore its security and privacy you’ll simply have to destroy E-set. This is best achieved through making use of the removal power of a genuine security tool capable of protecting the PC from future attacks.

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How to manually remove E-Set

Files associated with E-Set infection:

%ProgramFiles%\E-Set 2011
E-Set Antivirus 2011.lnk
%WinDir%\system32
e-set.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\E-Set 2011
E-Set Antivirus 2011.lnk
e-set.exe
%startmenu%\e-set 2011\uninstall.lnk
%startmenu%\e-set 2011\e-set antivirus 2011.lnk
%system%\msiexecs.exe
%desktop%\e-set antivirus 2011.lnk
%PROGRAMFILES%\e-set 2011\e-set.exe

E-Set processes to kill:

e-set.exe
%system%\msiexecs.exe
%PROGRAMFILES%\E-Set 2011\e-set.exe
e-set.exe

Remove E-Set registry entries:

HKCU\Software\A88246
HKCU\Software\Mon246
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “E-Set 2011″
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Comments

  1. cls Mar 21, 2011

    this turned up on my pc out of nowhere. how do I get rid of it!!!

  2. Pcthreat Mar 22, 2011

    cls,

    download our offered infection scanner and E-Set should be found on Your PC

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