- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Security Mechanic is phony security software, also known as rogue security software. Security Mechanic is a complete scam, designed to rip people off. If your computer is infected with this parasite, you should remove it immediately. Security Mechanic is known to be a new version of System Protector.
Security Mechanic makes its way onto a computer system with the help of misleading advertising on shady websites and with the help of Trojans. Once Security Mechanic is installed on a PC it will run a system scan for infections and will report numerous threats, which are false. Security Mechanic will also nag the user with annoying pop up messages and system warnings, stating that the PC is infected; these warnings are all fake as well.
Security Mechanic uses these false security warnings to frighten people into thinking their computer is badly infected. Security Mechanic is hoping that the user will believe the infection warnings and pay for the full version of the software. In other words, Security Mechanic is a complete scam! If Security Mechanic is installed on your computer, you should remove it immediately.