Do you know what Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert is?
If you receive the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert, you should know that your system is infected with a harmful Trojan spewing lies. The purpose of the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert Trojan is very simple; to convince users their PCs are infected with bogus viruses and that they need to increase their system’s protection in order to get rid of these fake infections.
In order to do this, Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert presents users with 35 recommended antispyware applications, 6 of which are rogue applications. These bogus applications are “Red Cross Antivirus”, “Pest Detector 4.1”, “Peak Protection 2010”, “ThinkPoint”, “Major Defense Kit”, and “AntiSpySafeguard”. These scamful tactics start as soon as Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert takes root on the PC.
The fake alerts users are exposed to from the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert looks disturbingly convincing. This is due to its seemingly legitimate looking impersonation of the genuine Windows Microsoft Security Essentials software. These fake alerts will report on the presence of a fake Trojan (Unknown Win32/Trojan) on the system. Users will then be pressed to opt for a free online scan, which will confirm the presence of the Trojan on the system. Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert will then urge the user to click on the Free Install button.
Soon afterwards, Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert will start reporting fake security messages such as:
“Warning! Database updated failed!
Database update failed!
Outdated viruses database are not effective can’t guarantee adequate protection and security for your PC! Click here to get the full version of the product and update the database!
The application taskmgr.exe was launched successfully but it was forced to shut down due to security reasons.
This happened because the application was infected by a malicious program which might pose a threat for the OS.
It is highly recommended to install the necessary heuristic module and perform a full scan of your computer to exterminate malicious programs from it.”
It is worth mentioning there is no difference between Red Cross Antivirus, Pest Detector 4.1, Peak Protection 2010, ThinkPoint, Major Defense Kit, and AntiSpySafeguard. Other than their names and graphical user interfaces differing, these are the exact same program.
Users should ignore all alerts from Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert, and treat all notifications from this application as highly suspicious. In order to minimize the damage presented to an infected PC, thoroughly obliterate Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert from the system. For maximum protection, make use of properly functioning and updated antispyware security tools to permanently remove Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert from any infected system.
In non techie terms:
the Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert is only out to trick you and offer you no help or benefit. Simply delete Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert, never believing anything it tells you.
Aliases: FakeMicrosoft Security Essentials Alert, FakeMicrosoftSecurityEssentials Alert, FakeMicrosoftSecurityEssentialsAlert, Fake Microsoft Security EssentialsAlert.