Security Sphere 2012 rogue winwebsec

Security Sphere 2012 rogue winwebsec

Security Sphere 2012 is a rogue security application.

Most rogue security programs cause the same symptoms on an infected computer: a large number of fake error messages, browser redirects and performance problems. Security Sphere 2012 uses a blue interface that is very similar to the interface for legitimate Windows security components. It also uses a colored shield logo that is meant to mimic the shield used in Microsoft Security Essentials and in Windows Security Center. However, these are only meant to fool inexperienced computer users into thinking that Security Sphere 2012 is actually a real anti-virus program approved by Microsoft. Security Sphere 2012 runs a fake scan automatically and then keeps showing alarming error messages until the victim gives up and decides to pay for a "full version" of Security Sphere 2012, in order to fix these fake problems. Security Sphere 2012 can show error messages as pop-up alerts, as well as notifications from the Windows Taskbar. Below is an example of a typical fake security alert from Security Sphere 2012:

Virus infection!
System security was found to be compromised. Your computer is now infected. Attention, irreversible changes may occur. Private data may be stolen.
Click here now for an instant anti-virus scan.
Taking Security Sphere 2012 to Task for Its Fake Security