- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
- Blocks internet connection
- Cant change my homepage
- System crashes
PcsSecure also referred to as Pcs Secure, is another rogue anti-spyware application - a complete scam! PcsSecure is a clone of APcSafe, APcSecure, DefendAPc, SysDefenders and many more Winiguard family rogues. PcsSecure is designed to coerce PC users into believing that their computer system has been infected with various spyware and malware, all of which are tactics employed to ensure the unsuspecting user will fall for the scam and ultimately purchase the full version of PcsSecure, which, quite obviously is completely useless. PcsSecure usually infects computers via misleading advertisements, which claim to be online virus scanners.
Alternatively, PcsSecure may also enter into a computer system via Trojan infections. Once PcsSecure is installed on a computer it will perform a system security scan and will definitely report malware infections found – it is important to note that these reported infections are fake! PcsSecure will also display annoying pop-up warning messages and system alert notifications, stating that the computer is infected. These warnings are also fictitious and should NOT be trusted! Do not fall for the PcsSecure scam! Do not purchase this corrupt software, and most importantly remove PcsSecure and all its components from an infected system ASAP!
After having taken a closer look, we can see that PcsSecure looks exactly like SysProtector, except that its interface is entirely in English. That does not mean, however, that PcsSecure cannot scan your IP and install another language version. Even though we have mentioned the ways this rogue gets into the system already, we could stress that it is most commong for PcsSecure to enter the target system via a Trojan infection that pretends to be an online video codec. Thus, the users have to be really careful when they try to load videos online and their source is not clear.
PcsSecure is related to a rootkit called TDL3. It resides in the background of your system and is responsible for forcefully redirected search results and various annoying pop-ups when you browse the Internet. Thus, when you get down to PcsSecure removal, make sure that you erase TDL3 completely as well. As along as you are not baffled by the rogue infection symptoms, you should be able to take care of PcsSecure.
The fake security message above is one of the notifications generated by PcsSecure. The rogue can also display Windows Security Center message, urging you to purchase the full version of the program. Also, if you try to look for information on this infection online, PcsSecure is also capable of redirecting your searches or simply displaying a security warning that says your browser is infected and you need to fix it with PcsSecure.
Naturally, you know that you should not follow the rogue's instructions. The best way out of this situation is to remove PcsSecure together with all of its components. For users who are not good at manual removal we recommend automatic removal. It involves using a legitimate computer security program that performs a full system scan and terminates PcsSecure immediately. Once the program erases the rogue, your computer will go back to normal.
How to manually remove PcsSecure
Files associated with PcsSecure infection:
PcsSecure processes to kill:
Remove PcsSecure registry entries: