- Slow Computer
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
SecurityApps is a low quality antimalware program that, contrary to its name, poses a threat to your system’s security. If you have this rogue antimalware software on your computer, chances are your system has been infected with other malware as well. This software uses scare tactics in order to scam users to call a toll free phone number and sell expensive services to them. Fortunately, we have found effective solutions to remove SecurityApps from your computer. Please continue reading our article to find out more about the risks and what you can do to make them go away.
When careful computer users want to download a program, they usually try to do it from the official website – if they can find it at all. In the case of SecurityApps, the name of this software is so widely general that it makes it next to impossible to find any information about it. But let us pretend that, somehow, you do land on its page at softcampaign.com. At first sight, you see a professional-looking website that seems all legitimate – at least until you want to find the download button. Interestingly enough, the most important part of the promotional site is hardly visible.
The bigger surprise comes when you click on the button. As your browser will redirect to a page to download SecurityApps-Setup.exe, the page gets immediately blocked in Google Chrome. If you check the details, you will find the following warning: “Google Safe Browsing recently found harmful programs on install-stats.com.” Mozilla Firefox reacts similarly and displays a warning saying, “Reported Unwanted Software Page.” Internet Explorer will let you download the software, but warns you afterwards that it could harm your computer. Well, how does that sound for an alleged security application? Very convincing, right? If you have this useless rogue antimalware software on your computer, this should be the first sign to remove it right away.
Unfortunately, this is just the beginning on the list of suspicious traits SecurityApps have exhibited while we were testing it. Most users will not even find the website to download this program. It is more likely that it sneaks onto your system with a shady software updater or a Trojan horse drops it. Either way, you are in serious trouble if there are several more infections on your computer at the same time. If you hesitate to act, you might end up losing data or reinstalling your Windows operating system.
Once this rogue software gets installed it makes sure that it autostarts with Windows. So, every time you restart your machine, SecurityApps will be there running in the background. This program has 2 versions. One version shows a fake Microsoft Security Essentials Scanner that displays thousands of malware infections in order to scare you to call the toll free emergency support to remove them. The second version displays a fake blue screen of death informing you about a problem that caused the computer to shut down. Both of these versions ask the user to call 1-844-258-9534 for support. Once you call the number, you will be offered expensive tech support. For a couple of hundred dollars, your SecurityApps malware will be deactivated so that it will not show any more false threats. In order to terminate this infection, you should delete it right now.
Unfortunately, SecurityApps does not make its removal easy for you – at least, if you go for the manual option. In that case, you need to restart your computer in Safe Mode with Networking, find, and delete the software’s folder that may be either at Program Files (x86)\SecurityApps or Program Files (x86)\SecurityApps2. We also recommend that you download and install a reliable antimalware program and run a full system scan in order to remove all related threats as well. When you are sure that your computer is clean, you can restart it in normal mode. If you have any questions regarding SecurityApps, please leave us a comment below.
How to remove SecurityApps from Windows
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