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Win 7 Internet Security 2012

Win 7 Internet Security 2012 and How To Get Rid Of It


The silver lining of rogue antivirus programs has always been that they are relatively easy to spot once you know what you are looking for.  They typically look and act in very similar ways.  The 2012 Name Changing Rogue is a prime example: this rogue has 15 variations, including Win 7 Internet Security 2012.  The only difference among them is the name, which switches to accommodate the version of Windows OS that is installed on a particular computer.  This variant affects those with Windows 7, but in all other ways, it is identical to its 14 counterparts.



It is also very similar to other rogues and relies on popup ads and false security scans to create the impression of severe risk in a computer.  A typical “security alert” reads as follows:



Win 7 Internet Security 2012 Alert

Security Hole Detected!

A program is trying to exploit Windows security holes!  Passwords and sensitive data may be stolen.  Do you want to block this attack?


The false scans are similar.  They warn that several infections have been found and that, in order to remove them, you need to install the “full version” of the software immediately.  It is important to remember that rogue applications cannot scan your computer.  These “threats” are not real, and if you purchase the software, you will soon find out that the protection is not real either.



The 2012 Name Changing Rogue also affects your ability to browse freely.  Many times, when you attempt to open your browser, you will receive a fake firewall alert stating that the program is infected.  You must, it urges, install protection immediately.  Again, this reinforces the idea that your computer is under attack.  It also serves to prevent you from seeking legitimate security help or removal information. 




The rogue may have accessed your computer after posing as an online scanner.  While browsing, you may receive a popup stating that infections have been found and your security program is inactive.  If you click on this ad, it allows it to download.  The rogue may have also come in with the help of a trojan disguised as a legitimate application, such as a codec. 



The 2012 Name Changing Rogue impairs your computer's performance and can make it vulnerable to other forms of malware.  To keep your system running smoothly and safely, it is essential that you remove Win 7 Internet Security 2012 right away.



This rogue can be removed manually or automatically. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal)  and Enigma's SpyHunter are widely recommended as the better anti-malware tools for removing rogueware automatically.

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