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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is InSysSecure?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that InSysSecure 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 InSysSecure?

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 InSysSecure get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one poses as a flash-player.

How do I remove InSysSecure?

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 InSysSecure?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes InSysSecure 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 InSysSecure 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:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software\InSysSecure\InSysSecure.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [aibvtz16.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\aibvtz16.exe

Note: aibvtz16.exe is a randomized filename

Alterations made by the installer:
File System
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
	  Adds the file InSysSecure.lnk"="22:04 08/01/10 911 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\InSysSecure
	  Adds the file 3 Uninstall.lnk"="22:04 08/01/10 1829 bytes
	  Adds the file 2 Homepage.lnk"="22:04 08/01/10 1188 bytes
	  Adds the file 1 InSysSecure.lnk"="22:04 08/01/10 1843 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp
	  Adds the file aibvtz16.exe"="22:03 08/01/10 360960 bytes
	  Adds the file emb32xdb.exe"="22:03 08/01/10 1731536 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software\InSysSecure
	  Adds the file uninstall.exe"="22:04 08/01/10 78324 bytes
	  Adds the file InSysSecure.exe"="22:04 08/01/10 1635328 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS
	  Adds the file 10490s9y7za5.ocx"="22:03 08/01/10 12411 bytes
	  Adds the file 1051zs9ambot79f5.dll"="22:03 08/01/10 13730 bytes
	  Adds the file 10555trojz9f.exe"="11:15 05/09/08 9490 bytes

<snipped long list of files the application will later detect>

	  Adds the file zb375ddware962.exe"="15:51 14/07/09 7369 bytes
	  Adds the file zbfbs5ywar92292.ocx"="18:00 03/07/08 5934 bytes
	  Adds the file zc33th5ef2889.dll"="03:27 12/09/08 15123 bytes
	  Adds the file zecthre9515931.cpl"="00:47 09/07/09 7289 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS\system32
	  Adds the file 101795pambotz44.bin"="21:58 16/06/08 9948 bytes
	  Adds the file 1047159zm292.dll"="04:15 23/02/08 4947 bytes
	  Adds the file 105709o5z26a.ocx"="06:53 12/12/08 9027 bytes

<snipped long list of files the application will later detect>

	  Adds the file zb53threat9962.exe"="12:27 24/02/08 4681 bytes
	  Adds the file ze93spywar5115.ocx"="08:18 14/09/09 5497 bytes

	  "Install_Dir"="'C:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software\InSysSecure'"
	  "UninstallString"="'"C:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software\InSysSecure\uninstall.exe"'"

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3521
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

1/8/2010 10:15:49 PM
mbam-log-2010-01-08 (22-15-49).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 96252
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 32 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 9

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software\InSysSecure\InSysSecure.exe (Rogue.Multiple) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InSysSecure (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\InSysSecure (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InSysSecure (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\aibvtz16.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\InSysSecure (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software\InSysSecure (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software\InSysSecure\InSysSecure.exe (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\aibvtz16.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\aibvtz16.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\emb32xdb.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\InSysSecure\1 InSysSecure.lnk (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\InSysSecure\2 Homepage.lnk (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\InSysSecure\3 Uninstall.lnk (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\InSysSecure Software\InSysSecure\uninstall.exe (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\InSysSecure.LNK (Rogue.InSysSecure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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