Files Not So Secure With FilesSecure
Has anyone noticed that the never-ending stream of rogue anti-spyware software is…well…never-ending? When are these guys just going to give up? When are they going to do something different with these rogues – not that we really want them to, but variety is the spice of life. Take, for example, today’s offering: FilesSecure, a clone of an older known rogue IEDefender.
FilesSecure has such as lovely name to it, doesn’t it? You can understand how users could be taken in by this little bugger. Everyone who uses a computer wants to make sure that their files are a secure, yes, but this program is definitely not recommended for that. This one infiltrates your system in the usual manner – piggyback on a Trojan, Spam, surfing virus – and then launches a scan every time you launch your computer.
Now, here’s the really sneaky thing about these rogue anti-spyware software. They do actually scan your computer. They do actually report SOME things that it finds on your computer that’s legitimately malicious and should be removed. The rest of the items that are contained in that little report they show you that now has you totally tripping out about are not real. Yes, they are real programs, but the files are usually pieces of other programs that need to be on your computer and are there legitimately. This is how these programs reel you in hook, line, and sinker in and attempt to get you to buy FilesSecure to clean up your system.
Another thing FilesSecure corrupts – other than the registry on the computer that allows it to just launch without your express permission – is you search pages. If you suddenly see ‘Warning! Your computer is infected!’ or similar wording popping up in boxes when you search on Google or some other engine, you have a problem. FilesSecure has also hijacked your Internet. Fun, huh?
All right, we know how it works. We know NOT to buy the licensed program. This is rule of thumb when it comes to computer viruses, ad ware, malware, and spyware. If you don’t know the program, don’t buy it. Research it first and save yourself some headaches. We know that at this point we need to use a legitimate anti-spyware program like ZookaWare PC Cleaner to find all of the little bits and pieces of FilesSecure trial version that are on your computer.
First thing you need to do is put your computer in safe mode and run a full virus scan. That will help you eliminate the virus that FilesSecure may have come in on. Then you need run ZookaWare PC Cleaner. It will give the list of files that need to be removed or quarantined and instruction on how to remove them.
A note of interest here: FilesSecure will show up in your ‘Add/Remove Programs’ menu as ‘Files Secure’. This Windows utility may remove the program from your system, but it does remove the whole thing and within a day or two, you’ll be infected again. You will have to use a full blown anti-spyware remover or delete each file listed by hand if you are computer savvy in order to properly clean your computer up from the mess FilesSecure has managed to make.
If you think you have FilesSecure on your computer, click on the green button below and let ZookaWare PC Cleaner take a look.