Security-fortress.com is considered a Browser hijacker application, or as is categorized by some experts as a search hijacker.
Further categorized as a rogue browser hijacker, Security-fortress.com advertises the fake application: Antispyware Soft security program. Security-fortress.com tends to trick users into believing their PC is infected and redirects the user’s browser to the web pages that promote fraudulent registered versions of Antispyware Soft. This is a fraud for the mere fact that malware has no ability to detect and remove security threats.
What this entails is that Security-fortress.com will make use of covert and/or undocumented tactics to ensure a way of penetrating a computer system; once embed within a system, it will then redirect the browser to its affiliate websites.
Security-fortress.com is known to contain the following properties:
- Creates a startup registry entry.
A computer infected with files associated with Security-fortress.com may display the following basic symptoms, which a computer user should look out for:
• Slow computer performance:
• New desktop shortcuts or switched homepage:
• Annoying pop-up messages:
One will need to remove all traces of Security-fortress.com from the infected computer system, as soon as it has been detected. The thing about Security-fortress.com, and many malware applications, is the fact that it is extremely difficult to delete from an infected system.
All in all, I would recommend that one should make use of a reliable and legitimate, fully functional, up-to-date anti-spyware application, to remove Security-fortress.com and all its components from the infected computer system.