How Can I Get Rid of a System Security on My Computer?
By Tim Mammadov
System Security is a malware application that disguises itself as a legitimate anti-spyware program. It generates constant pop-up messages with fake scan results showing that your computer suffers from multiple spyware and virus infections. System Security uses this tactic to scare you into buying the program to get rid of the infections it supposedly found. However, purchasing the application will not remove any viruses from your computer and will only cause more pop-ups.
Delete Registry Entries
To remove System Security from your computer, you need to delete the registry entries that were created by the spyware. Click the Windows "Start" button and then "Run." Type "regedit" in the search field, and then click "OK" to open the Windows Registry Editor. Browse the Windows registry and delete the following registry values: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\00308937," "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “00308937?" and "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SystemSecurity2009."
Delete Files and Folders
After deleting System Security's registry values, you will need to delete the files and folders associated with the malware program. Click "Start" and then "Search." Check the box next to "All Files and Folders" to search your entire hard drive. Type "0308937.exe" in the search box and click "Enter." Delete all the found files and folders. Repeat the process for "pc00308937ins," "System Security 2009.lnk," "System Security 2009 Support.lnk," "System Security 2009.lnk" and "System Security." Restart your computer after deleting the System Security files to complete the removal process.
System Security spyware infects computers through backdoor Trojans and malicious websites. To prevent future malware infections, you should install some type of anti-spyware or antivirus software on your computer. Keep the software updated with the latest virus and spyware definitions released by the software developer. You also should scan your computer for viruses and spyware at least once a week to make sure your system is not infected.
Writing out of Los Angeles, Tim Mammadov has been a professional writer since 2010. The majority of his articles are related to computer troubleshooting and spyware protection. Mammadov graduated from the University of Maryland, majoring in finance.