Rogue software details: SecurityCentral

SecurityCentral is a rogue security application. In order to remove it, find out what files and registry entries to look for below.

SecurityCentral will prevent execution of several Windows and security applications. It will disable Task Manager, DOS Prompt and Regedit to avoid users from killing the process manually.

Alternative 1: Restart the computer and run Ad-Aware in Windows Safe Mode.

Alternative 2: Restart the computer and remove Security Central.exe manually in Windows Safe Mode.

Known system changes:

Files
c:\ProgramFiles\Security Central\Security Central.exe

Folders
c:\StartMenu\Security Central
c:\ProgramFiles\Security Central

Registry entries
Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Run
Value: Security Central
Data: C:\Program Files\Security Central\Security Central.exe

Source: Lavasoft Malware Lab’s Rogue Gallery.




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