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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Security Solution 2011?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Security Solution 2011 is a fake anti-malware application. These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats. In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue. You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.

How do I know if I am infected with Security Solution 2011?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

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You will find these icons on your desktop and in your taskbar:

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And see these warnings:

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How did Security Solution 2011 get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was installed by a trojan.

How do I remove Security Solution 2011?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:

    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Reboot your computer if prompted.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. The rogue application should now be gone.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Security Solution 2011?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Security Solution 2011 completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software. If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for additional protection.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Security Solution 2011 rogue. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


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Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\securityhelper.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\Security Solution.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\securitymanager.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Security Solution 2011] "C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\Security Solution.exe" /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Security Solution 2011 Security] C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\securitymanager.exe


Alterations made by the installer:
  File System
  ===============
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011
      Adds the file securitymanager.exe"="22:40 20/05/11 92160 bytes
      Adds the file securityhelper.exe"="23:48 20/05/11 2813443 bytes
      Adds the file Security Solution.exe"="22:40 20/05/11 2878976 bytes
      Adds the file IcoUninstall.ico"="12:18 18/05/11 894 bytes
      Adds the file IcoHelp.ico"="12:18 18/05/11 894 bytes
      Adds the file IcoActivate.ico"="12:18 18/05/11 894 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
      Adds the file Security Solution 2011.lnk"="11:44 16/07/11 1921 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop
      Adds the file Security Solution 2011.lnk"="11:44 16/07/11 1943 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp
      Adds the file _8.tmp"="11:44 16/07/11 0 bytes
      Adds the file 02c9c3c35bdx5.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 47104 bytes
      Adds the file 17dkf.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 100352 bytes
      Adds the file 1iowieoo.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 39936 bytes
      Adds the file 472a10e2ebxd9.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 45056 bytes
      Adds the file 56493.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 59392 bytes
      Adds the file 8gmsed-bd.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 56320 bytes
      Adds the file ae0965a7157cd.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 46080 bytes
      Adds the file al3erfa3.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 25600 bytes
      Adds the file alerfa.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 23552 bytes
      Adds the file alerfa2.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 24576 bytes
      Adds the file altedf.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 64512 bytes
      Adds the file aqfitrlxi2.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 43008 bytes
      Adds the file backd-efq.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 7168 bytes
      Adds the file brdss.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 70656 bytes
      Adds the file bzqa43d.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 55296 bytes
      Adds the file cffd4.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 91136 bytes
      Adds the file cocksucker.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 80896 bytes
      Adds the file cosock.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 73728 bytes
      Adds the file cowceb.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 28672 bytes
      Adds the file cunifuc.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 37888 bytes
      Adds the file d20mes.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 61440 bytes
      Adds the file dc_3.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 63488 bytes
      Adds the file dd10x10.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 33792 bytes
      Adds the file ddoll3342.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 40960 bytes
      Adds the file destroyer.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 95232 bytes
      Adds the file df[bleep].exe"="11:45 16/07/11 94208 bytes
      Adds the file dkfjd93.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 81920 bytes
      Adds the file ds7hw.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 26624 bytes
      Adds the file eelnvd13.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 50176 bytes
      Adds the file exppdf_w.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 8192 bytes
      Adds the file fadz43.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 20480 bytes
      Adds the file fe.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 90112 bytes
      Adds the file format.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 97280 bytes
      Adds the file g_dx234.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 10240 bytes
      Adds the file ggwwef9752.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 21504 bytes
      Adds the file gpupz2a.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 16384 bytes
      Adds the file hhbboll_2.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 32768 bytes
      Adds the file hiphop.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 84992 bytes
      Adds the file hodeme.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 92160 bytes
      Adds the file htfad4.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 29696 bytes
      Adds the file hvipws9.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 52224 bytes
      Adds the file jdhellwo3.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 51200 bytes
      Adds the file jk[bleep]fu.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 44032 bytes
      Adds the file jofcdks.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 34816 bytes
      Adds the file kjdh_gf_jjdhgd.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 48128 bytes
      Adds the file kjh102k3.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 77824 bytes
      Adds the file kn.a.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 4096 bytes
      Adds the file kock.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 79872 bytes
      Adds the file ljts-23.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 62464 bytes
      Adds the file lkhgg_ea.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 57344 bytes
      Adds the file lols.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 93184 bytes
      Adds the file ploper.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 78848 bytes
      Adds the file poertd.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 89088 bytes
      Adds the file ppddfcfux.exxe"="11:45 16/07/11 41984 bytes
      Adds the file protector2.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 88064 bytes
      Adds the file pswwg3c.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 30720 bytes
      Adds the file puzpup.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 53248 bytes
      Adds the file qwedvor.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 99328 bytes
      Adds the file qwklrvjhqlkj.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 22528 bytes
      Adds the file r0life.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 38912 bytes
      Adds the file rator.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 67584 bytes
      Adds the file rtfme.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 101376 bytes
      Adds the file safe.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 87040 bytes
      Adds the file snowif.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 66560 bytes
      Adds the file sycre.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 65536 bytes
      Adds the file timem.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 86016 bytes
      Adds the file tryh-blv.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 54272 bytes
      Adds the file w32-reno-c.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 9216 bytes
      Adds the file w32rim_mem.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 6144 bytes
      Adds the file warsddd_w.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 14336 bytes
      Adds the file wefgetn_00.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 13312 bytes
      Adds the file wined.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 71680 bytes
      Adds the file winifi.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 68608 bytes
      Adds the file wrcud12.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 11264 bytes
      Adds the file wrfwe_di.exe"="11:45 16/07/11 58368 bytes
      Adds the file wwautrsd.exe"="11:44 16/07/11 18432 bytes
      Adds the file wwwsssgen.exe"="11:46 16/07/11 27648 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs
      Adds the file Security Solution 2011.lnk"="11:44 16/07/11 1949 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Security Solution 2011
      Adds the file Security Solution 2011.lnk"="11:44 16/07/11 1955 bytes
      Adds the file How to Activate Security Solution 2011.lnk"="11:44 16/07/11 1178 bytes
      Adds the file Help Security Solution 2011.lnk"="11:44 16/07/11 1152 bytes
      Adds the file Activate Security Solution 2011.lnk"="11:44 16/07/11 1963 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Solution 2011]
      "LastUpdateDate"="'2011/6/25'"
      "LastTimeStamp"="105"
      "InstNM"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\Security Solution.exe'"
      "tb"="..........,...|."
      "BackgroundScanTimeout"="1"
      "BackgroundScan"="1"
      "MinimizeOnStart"="0"
      "AutomaticallyUpdates"="1"
      "ScanSystemOnStartup"="1"
      "SoftID"="'Security Solution 2011'"
      "InstallDir"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011'"
      "ADVid"="'181'"
      "uninstaller"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\securityhelper.exe'"
      "(Default)"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011'"
      "BuyUrl"="'1EFCDBEB942A4039A14A192B0E08BEBCD492F8B40D00C504EA46103036F048C022CDCFEAC3A5A8"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Solution 2011]
      "DisplayIcon"="'"C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\securityhelper.exe",1'"
      "UninstallString"="'"C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\securityhelper.exe" /UNINSTALL'"
      "DisplayName"="'Security Solution 2011'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
      "Security Solution 2011"="'"C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\Security Solution.exe" /STARTUP'"
      "Security Solution 2011 Security"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\securitymanager.exe'"


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.1.1800
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 7160

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

7/16/2011 11:59:03 AM
mbam-log-2011-07-16 (11-59-03).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 136354
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 50 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 3
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 2
Files Infected: 17

Memory Processes Infected:
c:\documents and settings\{username}\Desktop\securityhelper.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> 1020 -> Unloaded process successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011\security solution.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> 916 -> Unloaded process successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011\securitymanager.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> 912 -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Solution 2011 (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\SECURITY SOLUTION 2011 (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Security Solution 2011 (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Value: Security Solution 2011 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Security Solution 2011 Security (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Value: Security Solution 2011 Security -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Security Solution 2011\SoftID (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Value: SoftID -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
c:\documents and settings\{username}\start menu\Programs\security solution 2011 (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011 (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
c:\documents and settings\{username}\Desktop\securityhelper.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011\security solution.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011\securitymanager.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\start menu\Programs\security solution 2011\activate security solution 2011.lnk (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\start menu\Programs\security solution 2011\help security solution 2011.lnk (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\start menu\Programs\security solution 2011\how to activate security solution 2011.lnk (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\start menu\Programs\security solution 2011\security solution 2011.lnk (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011\icoactivate.ico (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011\IcoHelp.ico (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011\icouninstall.ico (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\application data\security solution 2011\securityhelper.exe (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\Temp\ppddfcfux.exxe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\Temp\w32rim_mem.exe (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\Temp\wrfwe_di.exe (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\Temp\df[bleep].exe (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\Desktop\security solution 2011.lnk (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\start menu\Programs\security solution 2011.lnk (Rogue.SecuritySolution) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


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