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Security 2009

Security is a top priority with any computer users, and it is essential that each computer have a good antivirus program.  This need, unfortunately, also creates a market for rogue antivirus programs.  These programs mimic legitimate ones and seek to convince concerned computer users to buy their software.  Programs like Security 2009 offer to remove threats and protect your system.  However, as a rogue program, Security 2009 cannot do either. 

What is Security 2009?

One of the main techniques that rogue programs like Security 2009 use in their quest to persuade computer users to purchase their software is pop-ups.  These are both a means for installation and a tool for convincing users of security threats.  Once installed, Security 2009 feigns a security scan and then lists several infections it has found.  Like all rogue programs, however, these warnings are false.  They are either created by Security 2009 or are legitimate files.  Their use bolsters Security 2009's claims that there are several risks.  And of course, Security 2009 is the only program which can fix the issues.  Not only are the results false, the scan is not really a scan.  It is a rouse only, an ad rather than a real scan. They are, however, very convincing.  Computer users should never buy the "protection" of Security 2009 as it is ineffective at removing real threats and will not even stop the pop-ups and warning message it has created itself. 

How Does Security 2009 Enter Your System

While rogue antivirus programs can employ a variety of techniques in order to gain access to your system, one of the more common is through user download.  Because these ads are so convincing and because everyone needs antivirus software, it can be easy for users to click OK and opt to purchase what they believe is a legitimate program. The other alternative appears to be to continue using the computer without protection.  Since this is not acceptable to anyone, many consent to install Security 2009.  Again, this is due to the very convincing appearance of the ads and the wish of owners to protect their systems and information.

Besides installation by the computer owner, the other common method of entry is through trojans. A trojan enters your system when you visit affected websites, open spam emails and attachments, download infected videos, or click on ads and banners which have Trojans attached. Sites that are particularly vulnerable to harboring Trojans are those with adult, gaming, warez, and file sharing content.  Freeware and shareware are often bundled with trojans.  Any of the above activities can allow trojans to enter.  For instance, opening an infected email can allow Vundo, a trojan, to gain access to your system.  Once there, it installs various forms of malware, including Security 2009. 

Signs of Security 2009 in Your System

Rogue antivirus programs tend to behave in very similar ways, and they all strive to mimic legitimate security software.  At the same time, they have to convince computer owners that there are serious threats in their systems.  The main resource they turn to is pop-ups.  You will receive generic warnings, like "Critical System Error" or "Your computer is infected."  In addition to these, you will also be greeted by false scan results.  These have the Security 2009 name in the top left corner and a shield logo with a lightening bolt through it.  The slogan reads, "Ultimate computer protection."  Security 2009 indicates that your security status is "low" and lists a host of malware files it claims to have found.  Next to each is the option to remove.  It is understandable to glance at this, see the threats, and then click "Remove" thinking that will resolve the issue.  

One reason why these ads are so convincing is that they imply that you do not have adequate protection.  Security 2009 offers to give it to you and keep your computer safe.  This is why it is so important to know that this is a rogue program.  Never agree to install software or remove "threats" with unfamiliar programs. If the warning doesn't come from the security software you have installed in your computer, then it is a rogue program.

Security 2009 can change your browser settings so that your homepage is replaced by a rogue website.  At one of Security 2009's sites, you will be confronted with yet more "evidence" of infection and urged to buy the full version of the software.  You may be diverted to a version of this site when trying to load other pages.  A similar tool is the desktop shortcuts and system tray icons that Security 2009 installs.  When you open these, you receive more warnings of infections or security threats and are directed to a website selling Security 2009. 

Pop-ups are irritating, but an even more serious problem caused by Security 2009 is slow computer performance.  This can make necessary functions like opening programs, loading web pages, and rebooting much slower.  Your internet connection may even slow, causing untold frustration when trying to work, communicate, or do other tasks on your computer.  The slowdown is caused by Security 2009's use of valuable system resources.  This rogue program can use up to seventy-five to eighty percent of your CPU power, leaving very little for your necessary programs. When added to the other signs, this is indicative of a rogue antivirus program.

Removing Security 2009

If you notice signs that Security 2009 has entered your computer or if you downloaded the program, take steps to remove it immediately.  If left, it can open the door to more trojans carrying malware. There are two options that will work to entirely remove it from your system.  One is automatic removal.  This method is ideal for everyone, particularly those with little experience with the system registry.  Causal computer users, which is most of us, can download the software, run it, and resolve the security issues that Security 2009 has brought with it.  Programs like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) are safe, effective, and fast.  Ultimately, they will save you time and money.

The other option is manual removal.  This is much trickier and should only be attempted by those with experience and technical know-how. The files look very similar to legitimate ones so it is easy to either miss some related to Security 2009 or delete necessary files that will impact your computer's performance.  If you are willing to expend the time and energy, the following will remove Security 2009:

Remove Security 2009 from Control Panel:

Security 2009 1.0

RemoveSecurity 2009 Register Keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSecure
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionApp PathsSecurity 2009.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSecurity 2009
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Security 2009″

Delete Security 2009 Files:

c:Program FilesSecurity 2009
c:Program FilesSecurity 2009uninst.exe
%UserProfile%DesktopSecurity 2009.lnk
%UserProfile%Application Datainstall.exe
%UserProfile%Application DataSecurity2009.exe
%UserProfile%Application DataSecurity2009
%UserProfile%Application DataSecurity2009SC_Base_new.dat
%UserProfile%Application DataSecurity2009SC_Config.ini
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSecurity 2009
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSecurity 2009Purchase License.url
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSecurity 2009Security 2009.lnk
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSecurity 2009Support Page.url



Removing Security 2009 Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of Security 2009 and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove Security 2009 Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing Security 2009 please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on Security 2009 and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse Security 2009.




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