Security Solution 2011
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Security Solution 2011?
This is a misleading program derived from the same family of fake security software as Antivirus Antispyware 2011. Both of these programs use the same devious strategy to sell a fake license key to remove non existent security threats.
This bogus security scanner is distributed mainly via infected websites that contain spyware scanning ads or spam emails.
Always express great caution when opening attachments in emails from unknown parties, as fake security scanners such as Security Solution 2011 are increasingly distributed in this way. When your system is infected with this misleading program, fake scans are performed and many security warnings displayed.
This bogus security program is designed to scare you into purchasing a license. The program will report that your computer is infected with various malware, and in order to fix the issues, you will be asked to purchase a full version.
You should not buy the license for this program, it is a scam created to steal money from your credit card. Furthermore, if you enter you credit card information into this program, it is a common practice of cyber criminals to sell the information to other criminal parties.
This could lead to more funds being stolen from your account. If you notice this program on your computer, you should remove it as soon as possible.
Ignore any fake security messages and use this removal guide to completely remove Security Solution 2011 from your computer.
If you click 'register' in Security Solution 2011, you will be redirected to fake websites and encouraged to enter your banking information in order to purchase a full version:
Do not buy this misleading program, it is a scam - remove it from your computer!
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- What is Security Solution 2011?
- STEP 1. Remove Security Solution 2011 using Safe Mode with Networking.
- STEP 2. Remove Security Solution 2011 manually by deleting files and registry entries.
Security Solution 2011 removal
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK.
During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.
Video showing how to start Windows in "Safe Mode with Networking":
2. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections, then click LAN settings, if 'Use a proxy server for your LAN' is checked, uncheck it and press OK.
3. Download HijackThis and save it to your desktop. Some malicious programs are able to block HijackThis, so when you click the download link, in the Save dialog, rename HijackThis.exe to iexplore.exe and only then click the Save button.
After saving the file to your desktop, double click it. In the main HijackThis window click the “Do a system scan only” button. Select the following entry (place a tick at the left of the entry):
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Security Manager] C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\securitymanager.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Security Solution 2011] "C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Security Solution 2011\Security Solution.exe" /STARTUP
After selecting the required entry, click "Fix Checked". After this procedure you can close HijackThis and proceed to the next removal step.
4. Download and install anti-spyware software to completely remove the infection.
Other tools known to remove Security Solution 2011:
If you are unable to remove System Tool, you can use these manual removal instructions. Use them at your own risk, since if you do not have strong computer knowledge, you could harm your operating system.
Use them only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)
End these Security Solution 2011 processes:
Remove these Security Solution 2011 registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Solution 2011
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Solution 2011
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Manager”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Solution 2011
Delete these Security Solution 2011 files:
%Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Roaming\Security Solution 2011\
%Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Roaming\Security Solution 2011\Security Solution.exe
%Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Application Data\Roaming\Security Solution 2011\securitymanager.exe
The fake antivirus programs (also known as "rogue antivirus programs" or "scareware") are applications that tries to lure computer users into paying for their non-existent full versions to remove the supposedly detected security infections (although the computer is actually clean). These bogus programs are created by cyber criminals who design them to look as legitimate antivirus software. Most commonly rogue antivirus programs infiltrate user's computer using poop-up windows or alerts which appear when users surf the Internet. These deceptive messages trick users into downloading a rogue antivirus program on their computers. Other known tactics used to spread scareware include exploit kits, infected email messages, online ad networks, drive-by downloads, or even direct calls to user's offering free support.
A computer that is infected with a fake antivirus program might also have other malware installed on it as rogue antivirus programs often are bundled with Trojans and exploit kits. Noteworthy that additional malware that infiltrates user's operating system remains on victim's computer regardless of whether a payment for a non-existent full version of a fake antivirus program is made. Here are some examples of fake security warning messages that are used in fake antivirus distribution:
Computer users who are dealing with a rogue security software shouldn't buy it's full version. By paying for a license key of a fake antivirus program users would send their money and banking information to cyber criminals. Users who have already entered their credit card number (or other sensitive information) when asked by such bogus software should inform their credit card company that they have been tricked into buying a rogue security software. Screenshot of a web page used to lure computer users into paying for a non-existent full version of security solution 2011 rogue and other rogue antivirus programs:
To protect your computer from security solution 2011 rogue and other rogue antivirus programs users should:
- Keep their operating system and all of the installed programs up-to-date.
- Use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs.
- Use caution when clicking on links in social networking websites and email messages.
- Don't trust online pop-up messages which state that your computer is infected and offers you to download security software.
Symptoms indicating that your operating system is infected with a fake antivirus program:
- Intrusive security warning pop-up messages.
- Alerts asking to upgrade to a paid version of a program to remove the supposedly detected malware.
- Slow computer performance.
- Disabled Windows updates.
- Blocked Task Manager.
- Blocked Internet browsers or inability to visit legitimate antivirus vendor websites.
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