Security Essentials Ultimate Pack

Also Known As: Security Essentials Ultimate Pack Rogue
Distribution: Low
Damage level: High

How to remove Security Essentials Ultimate Pack?

What is Security Essentials Ultimate Pack?

Security Essentials is a rogue antivirus program which imitates real security software with a goal of selling a license. This is a fake computer scanner that attempts to scare users into believing that their computers are infected with various malware so as to encourage them to buy the full version of this program. You should not be impressed by the professional appearance of this program. Cyber criminals created this bogus scanner with one intention - to steal money from your credit card. This rogue antivirus program is spread through Trojans.

Security Essentials Ultimate Pack fake antivirus program

Computers are usually infected by Trojans after visiting infected websites, fake Flash Player updates, or fake video codec downloads. When this type of misleading website is visited, you will often see a video screen with a 'Play' button displayed. If you click 'Play', you will be presented with a message saying that you do not have the appropriate video codecs to view the video. If you agree to download the video codecs, your computer will be infected with a Trojan that will later download and install Security Essentials Ultimate Pack on your computer.

This bogus scanner will configure itself to run automatically on system start-up. On every Windows start-up, you will see the window of this bogus program encouraging you to purchase this program. You should choose not to activate this fake program and wait for 90 seconds. After this procedure, you should be able to access your desktop. Do not trust any information displayed by Security Essentials Ultimate Pack, as this program uses falsely-generated security warning messages to scare you. Use this step-by-step removal guide to eliminate it from your computer.

The following fake security warning messages will be shown to scare you into purchasing this fake computer security scanner:

"Windows recommends you to activate Security Essentials Ultimate Pack software. A problem has been detected and the application has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. Running is impossible due to the activity. Perform the full system scan without delay to solve the issue. Click 'Yes, activate...' to register your copy of Security Essentials Ultimate Pack and perform a threat removal on your system."

Instant automatic removal of Security Essentials Ultimate Pack Rogue: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Spyhunter is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of Security Essentials Ultimate Pack Rogue. Download it by clicking the button below:
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 Security Essentials Ultimate Pack removal

NOTE: Some spyware can block the downloading spyware removers. If you cannot download it using the default location, try one of the alternative download locations below:

  • Location 1 (the file is renamed to "iexplore.exe", since most spyware does not block this file)
  • Location 2

Security Essentials Ultimate Pack virus manual removal on infected PC

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.

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Video showing how to start Windows in "Safe Mode with Networking":

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2. Open Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select "Connections".

internet options

 

internet options connections

 

3. Click LAN settings, if 'Use a proxy server for your LAN' is checked, uncheck it and press OK.

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 4. Download and run the fix_deskto.reg file. This fix removes registry entries that disallow the execution of programs in some variants of this spyware. To download it, click the link below.

5. 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: [updatesst] "%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\SecEls.exe"

After selecting the required entries, click "Fix Checked". After this procedure, you can close HijackThis and proceed to the next removal step.

6. Download and install Anti-spyware software to completely remove the infection.

NOTE: Some spyware can block the downloading spyware removers. If you cannot download it using default location, try one of the alternative download locations below:

  • Location 1 (the file is renamed to "iexplore.exe", since most spyware does not block this file)
  • Location 2

Other tools, known to remove Security Essentials Ultimate Pack:

If you are unable to remove Security Essentials Ultimate Pack, 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 Essentials Ultimate Pack processes:

[random.exe]

Remove these Security Essentials Ultimate Pack registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SE2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "updatesst"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\SecEls.exe" /hide
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SecEls.DocHostUIHandler{jcomments on}

Delete these Security Essentials Ultimate Pack files:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\SecEls.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack.lnk
%StartMenu%\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\sebrls\
%AllUsersProfile%\Security Essentials Ultimate Pack\sebrls\seufrvxls.cfg

Summary:

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:

Fake pop-up used in rogue antivirus distribution example 1

Fake pop-up used in rogue antivirus distribution example 2

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 essentials ultimate pack rogue and other rogue antivirus programs:

example of a webpage used to collect payments for fake antivirus programs

To protect your computer from security essentials ultimate pack 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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