SecurityScan4You.com is a scam site that pimps a fake antispyware app, System Security. SecurityScan4You.com pretends to scan your PC, then sends you some “security” alerts. How thoughtful. SecurityScan4You.com popups read:
Warning!!! Your computer contains various signs of viruses and malware programs presence. Your system requires immediate anti viruses check! System Security will perform a quick and free scanning of your PC for viruses and malicious programs.”
“The page at http://SecurityScan4You.com says:
Your computer remains infected by viruses! They can cause data loss and file damages and need to be cured as soon as possible. Return to System Security and download it secure to your PC”
Despite SecurityScan4You.com’s “warnings,” if you don’t remember how you got to SecurityScan4You.com, the only spyware you’re infected with is SecurityScan4You.com.
Let me show you how to block SecurityScan4You.com pop-ups, for free.
SecurityScan4You.com Removal Instructions
Block SecurityScan4You.com sites:
Note: In any SecurityScan4You.com files I mention above, “%UserProfile%” is a variable referring to your current user’s profile folder. If you’re using Windows NT/2000/XP/7, by default this is “C:Documents and Settings[CURRENT USER]” (e.g., “C:Documents and SettingsJoeSmith”).
How Do You Remove SecurityScan4You.com Files?
Need help deleting SecurityScan4You.com files? While you should only manually remove SecurityScan4You.com files if you’re comfortable editing your system, you’ll find it’s fairly easy.
How to delete SecurityScan4You.com files in Windows XP/Vista/7:
- Click your Windows Start menu, then click “Search.”
- A pop up will ask, “What do you want to search for?” Click “All files and folders.”
- Type a SecurityScan4You.com file in the search box, and select “Local Hard Drives.”
- Click “Search.” Once the SecurityScan4You.com file is found, delete it.
How to stop SecurityScan4You.com processes:
- Click the Start menu, select Run.
- Type taskmgr.exe into the the Run command box, and click “OK.” You can also launch the Task Manager by pressing keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
- Click Processes tab, and find SecurityScan4You.com processes.
- Once you’ve found the SecurityScan4You.com processes, right-click them and select “End Process” to kill SecurityScan4You.com.
How to remove SecurityScan4You.com registry keys:
Backup your registry before you edit it. Then…
- Click the Start menu, and click “Run.” An “Open” field will appear. Type “regedit” and click “OK ” to open up your Registry Editor. In Windows 7, just type “regedit” into the “Search programs and files” box in the Start menu.
- Registry Editor opens as a two-paned window: the left side lets you select registry keys,the right side shows the values of any selected registry key.
- To find a SecurityScan4You.com registry key, select “Edit,” then select “Find,” and in the search bar type any of SecurityScan4You.com ‘s registry keys.
- When the SecurityScan4You.com registry key appears, to delete the SecurityScan4You.com registry key, right-click it, and select “Modify,” then select “Delete.”
How to delete SecurityScan4You.com DLLs:
- Open the Start menu, and click “Run.” Type “cmd” in Run, and click “OK.” (In Windows 7, just type “regedit” into the “Search programs and files” box in the Start menu.)
- To change your current directory, type “cd” in the command box, press “Space,” and enter the full directory where the SecurityScan4You.com DLL is located. If you’re not sure where the SecurityScan4You.com DLL is located, enter “dir” in the command box to display a directory’s contents. To go one directory back, type “cd ..” in the command box and press “Enter.”
- When you’ve found a SecurityScan4You.com DLL, type “regsvr32 /u SampleDLLName.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 /u jl27script.dll”) and press “Enter.”
That’s it. If you want to restore any SecurityScan4You.com DLL you removed, type “regsvr32 DLLJustDeleted.dll” (e.g., “regsvr32 jl27script.dll”) into your command box, and press “Enter.”
Did SecurityScan4You.com change your homepage?
- Select Start menu > Control Panel > Internet Options > General.
- Type your preferred home page’s URL (e.g., “http://www.homepage.com”).
- Click “Use Default,” “Apply,” and “OK.”
SecurityScan4You.com Removal Tip
Is your computer acting funny after deleting SecurityScan4You.com files? Try Reimage, software that selectively reinstalls broken Windows files.
Also, to save time finding SecurityScan4You.com files, download Spyware Doctor, run the free scan, and manually remove SecurityScan4You.com files it finds.
What is SecurityScan4You.com
Let me explain some definitions related to SecurityScan4You.com.
SecurityScan4You.com May Be a Browser Hijacker
Browser hijackers can change your web browser settings. Browser hijackers may change your home page to or redirect your searches through a pay-per-click site to make money, and browser hijackers may also monitor your web activities. Often, resetting your web browser to its default settings will not remove or stop the browser hijacker from working.
SecurityScan4You.com May Be Rogue Anti-Spyware
Rogue anti-spyware refers to anti-spyware/antivirus software of questionable value. Rogue anti-spyware may not be proven to protect your computer from spyware, may popup fake alerts or create many false positives about your PC being infected, or may use scare tactics to try to get you to purchase the application. Rogue anti-spyware software may be installed by a Trojan, come bundled with other software, or install itself through web browser security holes. While it is fairly rare, some rogue anti-spyware is created and distributed by known spyware or adware companies, and the rogue anti-spyware may install spyware or adware itself.
Often when you’re infected with rogue anti-spyware like SecurityScan4You.com, you’ll see a false popup security alert like this:
Rogue Anti-Spyware Tactics
Typically, rogue anti-spyware such as SecurityScan4You.com has one or more of the qualities listed below, which is why rogue anti-spyware is considered anti-spyware software of questionable value.
- False positives/fake alerts: Rogue anti-spyware may produce a large number of false positives or use fake alerts, noting that your computer is infected with spyware parasites or other threats that do not really exist.
- Copycat looks: Rogue anti-spyware may copy the look and feel of other legitimate or rogue anti-spyware applications. Often, rogue anti-spyware applications may appear as close clones of other rogue anti-spyware software.
- High pressure marketing: Rogue anti-spyware may use scare tactics or other aggressive advertising and marketing tactics to try to trick you into buying the rogue anti-spyware application. Often, rogue anti-spyware may produce false positives and fake alerts about your computer being infected.
- Poor detection/scan reporting: Rogue anti-spyware may produce poor reports when it scans your PC. For example, rogue anti-spyware may say your computer is infected 11 parasites, but not specify which spyware parasites or what type of parasites. Rogue anti-spyware may also report that your PC is infected with SafeAndClean, but not tell you which related files, DLLS, etc. were found on your computer.
- Weak scanning/detection: Rogue anti-spyware may not only poorly report on computer infection, but rogue antispyware may also poorly scan your PC. Rogue anti-spyware may skip over important folders and files of your computer that should be scanned to detect spyware.