Do you know what Win 7 Security 2012 is?
There are so many threats facing healthy PCs these days that it has become near to impossible to protect your system from rogues such as Win 7 Security 2012 and the like without the help of a powerful security tool. Win 7 Security 2012 in particular forms part of a sophisticated family of rogues with the ability to change its name depending on the OS its intended victim is using.
The rogue will make use of established forms of infection, using bogus online malware scanners and seditious browser hijackers as part of its online marketing campaign. Of late it has also been reported that Win 7 Security 2012 makes use of infected online flash ads to forcefully root its infection into unsuspecting PCs.
Once Win 7 Security 2012 infects the PC it will edit registry entries to allow itself to be launched each time the user logs on to Windows. The rogue will initiate fake system scans which will inevitably yield fake positives, informing the user that his system is under attack. It will also spam the user with various fake security alerts which will appear in the form of pop up messages. These will state that the system is under attack, and that the user has to buy Win 7 Security 2012 in order to get rid of the threats and protect his PC against the impending doom.
As a further attack, Win 7 Security 2012 will prevent the user from running any type of application on the system, and will launch instead. It will not allow the user to connect to the Internet either, and will cause severe erratic system behavior and increased poor system performance.
When all is said and done you will only be able to regain control of your PC once you destroy Win 7 Security 2012 for good. This is best achieved by making use of a legitimate security tool which will offer protection against similar attacks.
In non techie terms:
Win 7 Security 2012 is a fake security tool only out to rip you off. It has no ability to live up to any of its promises, and users are advised to rather obliterate Win 7 Security 2012 than trust anything it has to say.
Aliases: Win 7 Security.