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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Home Security Essentials

Many victims of the powerful new rogue have found it difficult to effectively get rid of Home Security Essentials. This rogue does a great job at fooling its victims into believing that it is a genuine security tool by using genuine Microsoft images and graphics. It is distributed through hijacked websites incorporating drive-by download tactics in its online marketing campaign.

Once Home Security Essentials manages to root itself in the system, it is configured to start automatically each time the user logs on to Windows. The rogue will then launch a fake security scan of the system which will inform the user that the following threats, among others, are present on the system:


These files are all generated by Home Security Essentials and are quite harmless. Once the rogue finishes with its fake scan, it will start to spam the user with numerous fake security alerts in the form of annoying pop up messages. These pop ups will keep on to pester the user until he manages to get rid of Home Security Essentials for good. One of the pop up messages to be on the lookout for reads as follows:

Attention! 20 infected files detected!
Scan Result: Your computer is infected!
Recommended: click “Remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC

You will need to limit the damage this rogue will cause to your PC – as this rogue will cause the PC to become sluggish and the cause severe erratic system behavior. Users will also find that they are unable to connect to the Internet at all. There does seem to be a way users can disable these annoyances, enter either of the following activation keys into the rogue to disable all Home Security Essentials symptoms:


Home Security Essentials uses authentic looking Windows and Microsoft images and graphics in its GUI so as to further convince its victims of its supposed legitimacy. When all is said and done this rogue will not be able to deliver on any of its promises. Get rid of Home Security Essentials and take back control of what is rightfully yours.

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