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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Internet Security?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Internet Security 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 Internet Security?

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 Internet Security get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was installed by a trojan, that was offered as a flash-player.

How do I remove Internet Security?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here
    If you are unable to do this from the infected computer directly, transfer the file from another computer.
  • Download the mbam-setup.exe to your desktop.
  • Now make sure extensions are shown. To do this, please look here
  • Then rename the mbam-setup.exe: Posted Image to explorer.exe: Posted Image
  • Then launch explorer.exe in order to install Malwarebytes' Anti-malware
  • Once Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is installed, navigate to your Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and locate the mbam.exe in there:

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    rename it to explorer.exe:

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  • Now doubleclick explorer.exe to launch Malwarebytes' Anti-malware.
  • Click the "Update" tab and click the "Check For updates" button.
  • Once the program has loaded and updates were downloaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart, so please allow MBAM to restart.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Internet Security?

  • The shortcut called Internet Security on the desktop can be deleted if it belonged to the rogue.

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 Internet Security 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\All Users\Application Data\isecurity.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Internet Security] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\isecurity.exe

Alterations made by the installer:
  File System
  ===============
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data
      Adds the file isecurity.exe"="11:09 11/02/12 842752 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
      Adds the file Internet Security.lnk"="11:09 11/02/12 794 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AE1B1DEEFB9122D4E21CF0559D4E3C24]
      "Q`ui"="'B;]Enbtldour!`oe!Rduuhofr]@mm!Trdsr]@qqmhb`uhno!E`u`]hrdbtshux/dyd'"
      "O`ld"="'Houdsodu!Rdbtshux'"
      "FRun"="'0'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
      "Internet Security"="'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\isecurity.exe'"


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.02.11.03

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
{username} :: MBAM-D3E8C91ACC [administrator]

2/11/2012 11:20:32 AM
mbam-log-2012-02-11 (11-20-32).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 153596
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 28 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 1
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\isecurity.exe (Rogue.InternetSecurity) -> 1004 -> Delete on reboot.

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 1
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|Internet Security (Rogue.InternetSecurity) -> Data: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\isecurity.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 3
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\isecurity.exe (Rogue.InternetSecurity) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\adobeflashplayerv10.2.152.32.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\1.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
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