Cyber Security

This page is all about Cyber Security virus. You can find detailed information and removal guide to uninstall the fake program from the infected computer.

Antivirus application named Cyber Security is fake software, so obviously it will not do what it claims to be. It will be present on system even without actually installing the program. Malware authors utilize a Trojan so that it will spread and infect, as many computer as it can while it remains undetected. Cyber Security tends to update itself once it resides on system that has Internet connection. Linking to a distant network will fetch more threats and malicious files, enough to do more harm. Disabling task manager makes Cyber Security even harder to remove. Aside from that, control panel, folder options and registry editor are also disabled. All of these are purposely done to make manual removal of Cyber Security impossible. Any process that belongs to antivirus application is in peril. Either ending it or put on hold makes the security program unusable.

You do not need a program like Cyber Security to fix what you thought was annoyances caused by harmful virus. Because Cyber Security is the virus itself trying to make you believe that it was useful software. That it is not only introduced on some web sites, but also endorsed on fake warning and messages. Removing Cyber Security will result to a better computer operation. This is because there is no other virus present on the computer other than Cyber Security itself.

Follow removal guides below and download recommended program to get rid of the malware and other types of threats inside the computer.

Screenshot Image of Cyber Security:

Damage Level: Medium

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista

How to Remove Cyber Security

NOTE: It is recommended to PRINT or BOOKMARK this instruction because we need to restart Windows during the virus removal process.

Step 1 : Remove Cyber Security with this recommended tool

This guide requires a tool called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It is a free tool designed to eradicate various computer infections including Cyber Security. MBAM scanner and malware removal tool is distributed for free.

1. In order to completely remove Cyber Security, it is best to download and run the recommended tool. Please click the button below to begin download.

Download Tool

2. After downloading, double-click on the file to install the application. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click on the file and select 'Run as administator' from the list.
3. When User Account Control prompts, please click Yes to proceed with the installation.

4. Follow the prompts and install as 'default' only. There are no changes needed during the installation process.
5. Before the installation procedure ends, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will ask for database update, please proceed.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Update

6. Click Finish button after installation. Program will run automatically run and you will be prompted to update if newer version of database is available.
7. At this moment, close MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and proceed with the next step.

Step 2 : Run a thorough scan to remove Cyber Security

1. Remove all media such as floppy drive, cd, dvd, and USB devices. Then, restart the computer.

Boot in Safe Mode on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 system
a) Before Windows begins to load, press F8 on your keyboard.
b) It will display the Advanced Boot Options menu. Select Safe Mode.

Start computer in Safe Mode using Windows 8
a) Before Windows begins to load, press Shift and F8 on your keyboard.
b) On Recovery interface, click on 'See advanced repair options'.
c) Next, click on Troubleshoot option.
d) Then, select Advanced options from the list.
e) Lastly, please choose Windows Startup Settings and click on Restart. When Windows restarts, you will be send to a familiar Advanced Boot Options screen.
f) Select Safe Mode from the selections menu.

Safe Mode

2. Once Windows is running on Safe Mode, find the icon of MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Double-click to launch the program.
3. Choose Perform full scan on scanner's console to ensure that it thoroughly check the PC for any presence of Cyber Security and other forms of threats. Click the Scan button to start.

MBAM Scan

4. Once the scan has completed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will issue a list of identified threats. Mark all threats and click on Remove Selected.
5. If it prompts to restart the computer, please reboot Windows normally.

Step 3 : Remove Rootkit Trojan that installs Cyber Security

Anti-rootkit utility called TDSSKiller is a free tool from Kasperksy that neutralizes complicated malware which effectively hides its process, folders, files and registry entries.

1. Download TDSSKiller and save the file on your desktop or any accessible spot.

Download TDSSKiller

2. Extract the contents of downloaded file (tdsskiller.zip) using archiver programs like Winzip or Winrar.
3. Locate the folder where you extracted tdsskiller.zip and double-click the file TDSSKiller.exe to launch the scanner.
4. Once TDSSKiller is open, please mark Services and drivers as well as Boot Sectors. Picking these options ensures that the program will inspect boot sector and system files that are infected with Cyber Security. Please refer to attached image.

TDSSKiller

5. Click on Start Scan button to begin scanning your system. This may take a while. You need to complete this process to make sure that the program detects and delete all components of Cyber Security.
6. When scan has finished, you may restart Windows normally. This part of the removal process using TDSSKiller is now complete.

Additional scanner you may run to ensure that Cyber Security is totally deleted

Portable SuperAntiSpyware
To thoroughly remove Cyber Security, it is best to do a separate scan of another security program so that other infected files not detected from previous can be removed as well. Click here to start using SuperAntiSpyware Portable.

Online Virus Scanner:
Another way to remove a virus without the need to install additional anti-virus software is to perform a thorough scan with free Online Virus Scanner. Browse this page to see a list of free services from specific anti-virus and security company.

Alternative Removal Procedures for Cyber Security

Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state

During an infection, Cyber Security drops various files and registry entries. The threat intentionally hides system files by setting options in the registry. With these rigid changes, the best solution is to return Windows to previous working state is through System Restore.

To verify if System Restore is active on your computer, please follow the instructions below to access this feature.

Access System Restore on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

a) Go to Start Menu, then under 'Run' or 'Search Program and Files' field, type rstrui.
b) Then, press Enter on the keyboard to open System Restore Settings.

rstrui-win7

Open System Restore on Windows 8

a) Hover your mouse cursor to the lower left corner of the screen and wait for the Start icon to appear.
b) Right-click on the icon and select Run from the list. This will open a Run dialog box.
c) Type rstrui on the 'Open' field and click on OK to initiate the command.

rstrui-win8

If previous restore point is saved, you may proceed with Windows System Restore. Click here to see the full procedure.

Option 2 : Cyber Security manual uninstall guide

IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Cyber Security requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.

1. Kill any running process that belongs to Cyber Security.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Cyber Security files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.

End Task

2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be saved automatically.

Run Regedit

3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.
- Thoroughly scan the computer with your updated antivirus software.

4. Delete all files dropped by Cyber Security.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.

Technical Reference

Associated Files and Folders: Added Registry Entries:

Troubleshooting Guides

Did Cyber Security blocks your Internet access?

It is usual that rogue program prevents user from downloading removal tools from the Internet. Thus, infected computer may be denied to access the Internet by making changes to computer's proxy, DNS, and Hosts file. To fix Internet connection problem, follow these steps:

1. Download the free program called MiniToolBox. Click the button below to begin. Save the file on your hard drive or preferably in your Desktop.

MiniToolBox

2. Close all running Internet browser and double-click on the file to run. It opens a window showing a list of features.
3. Make sure that you have a check mark on the following items : Flush DNS, Reset IE Proxy Settings, and Reset FF Proxy Settings.

MiniToolBox

4. Click on the GO button to start the process. The program automatically closes and displays a text file for your reference.

5. If the above solution does not work, you may try other method like fixing a virus-blocked Internet access. Make sure that your hosts file is free from any malicious entries. View steps in cleaning Windows host file.

Ways to Prevent Cyber Security Infection

Here are some guidelines to help defend your computer from virus attack and malware activities. Being fully protected does not have to be expensive.

Install protection software to block Cyber Security and other threats

Having an effective anti-malware program is the best way to guard your computer against malware and threats. Although full version of anti-malware will cost some penny to obtain, it is still worthy to buy one. With real-time scan, it will be safer for you to browse the web, download files, and do more things online.

Get Protection Software

Keep all programs up to date

It is important to download critical update for installed programs. Software updates includes patches for security flaw that may utilize by an attacker to enter the computer. This flaw may be taken advantage by Cyber Security, viruses, and malware to attack the computer. Crucial programs to watch for updates are MS Windows, MS Office, Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, and Java Runtime.

Activate security features of your Internet browser

SmartScreen Filter, Phishing and Malware Protection, and Block Attack Sites are the respective security features of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Although, it may not fully guard your computer from online attack, at least it can lessen the risk. Enabling these features also helps to secure your private data and avoid identity theft.


Be a responsible Internet user

Antivirus programs and security features of Internet browser facilitates real-time protection and monitors harmful activities online. However, it tends to malfunction for some reasons. Thus, you do not have to be fully dependent on these tools. It is always best to practice safety measures when using the Internet.

Comments and Suggestions

On this area you can find Visitor's personal suggestions. We cannot control and evaluate each recommended procedure from visitors so please use it at your own risks. If your inquiry pertains to Cyber Security payment refund or lost serial key, kindly check the FAQ for rogue program first.

13 Comments

  1. I had Cyber-Security
    Oct 14, 2009 @ 18:43:59

    I had this virus and tryed AVG. Did not seem to work, but System Restore did. I just set it back a month (restore point) Now computer runs good.

  2. I had Cyber-Security
    Oct 14, 2009 @ 18:45:29

    Does anyone know of a good program that will block this rogue anti-virus in real time?

    Maybe Spybot?

  3. precisesecurity
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 00:17:37

    An updated antivirus program plus a licensed version of malwarebytes can block rogue programs like this.
    http://www.precisesecurity.com/tools-resources/adware-tools/malwarebytes-anti-malware

  4. Rock
    Oct 16, 2009 @ 09:43:40

    Do not purchase Cyber Security, Spyware Doctor, Spyhunter, Stopzilla or any software claiming to remove this fake virus. CS is a rogue anti-spyware application that uses notifications and fabricated system scans to scare users. CS cannot effectively detect? or remove computer parasites. You can move around the fake defender to access files and websites by using the back and forth tabs. To Remove CS do the following steps: startup/my computer/OS(C):/Program Files (x86)/CS right click delete. The execution file tsc.exe is located in this folder, after it is deleted go to /Recycle Bin/Empty Recycle Bin. To Remove the fake notification, upgrade windows with latest software IE8. YogiRock.

  5. Justin
    Oct 19, 2009 @ 21:04:56

    ahh, thank you YogiRock, worked perfectly just have to make sure you open task manager & end cssrv.exe first
    but you saved me alot of trouble thank you!

  6. Charlene
    Oct 20, 2009 @ 02:12:05

    I just made Spyware Doctor refund my money because the ad says it will remove cyber security and it never did. i found the CS file and tried to delete it. It wouldn’t let me and said I required permissions. I right clicked on the file and went to properties. In the properties section I opened the permissions tab and noted that the permissions tab had full permissions granted. I clicked edit and denied all permissions and was able to successfully remove the whole cyber security program. My computer is runnoing fine again with no sign of Cyber Security. This worked for me and it may not work for you but I figured I would put it out there. It is alot better than paying $150+ to have someone else do the same thing and run a scan that I can do at home.

  7. Charlene
    Oct 20, 2009 @ 02:15:05

    As for a good program, I use Avast Home Edition but I am not sure that any of these programs know how to block any new viruses. Avast has always been quick to catch everything that has tried to get onto my computer but no program is perfect. A computer genius friend of mine told me that the virus can have new strains that virus scanner companies do not even know about yet so all you can do is be careful where you go online and be aware of what is going into your computer.

  8. Menna
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 11:57:30

    Yogirock- I tried to follow your instructions but when I right click delete it says it cannot delete and access is denied.
    Otheres – I can’t download anything as the laptop that has cyber security on it will now not connect to the internet.
    Any suggestions??

  9. R.J
    Oct 27, 2009 @ 18:15:38

    My computer got this virus yesterday from a thingy that said I needed to download an Active-X control. I had already had another case of an virus impersonating an Antivirus, so this time I knew something was up when a scan screen appeared notifying me of “42 Infections” in my computer. I Googled it, and sure enough it was a virus. I have already tried various ways to remove it by My Computer, but it eithere says or I do not have permission, or the program has encountered a problem and needs to close. I’m downloading the Antivirus you guys suggested (Malwarebytes), but the Cyber Security program might not let me access it and delete the virus from my PC.

  10. Matthew
    Oct 31, 2009 @ 02:05:28

    If you have accidentally installed this virus this will help you get the Task Manager back: hxxp://windowsxp.mvps.org/Taskmanager_error.htm …..Fecking hackers – why do they do it?

  11. Jeff
    Nov 14, 2009 @ 02:51:36

    I actually had to restart in safe mode using F8 with Malwarebytes installed but never used!! When trying to scan, the trogan stopped it from scanning. So redownload malwarebytes, install, and dont start it up. Restart computer hit F8 repeatedely, select start in Safemode. Then fire up malwarebytes and do a scan. Or before all of this, I also found that if I went into My Computer, Program Files, Common Files there was a folder named “uninstall CSes” Double click, then double click again on uninstall cses and boom it was all completed. So make sure you look in there first thing before going through all of the trouble.

  12. gagan
    Nov 14, 2009 @ 13:47:29

    hey..yogi ‘s method rocks..its so simple..and these spyware s make such a crap out of it

  13. smolkowicz
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 18:32:11

    Thanks for the info !!!!!!!!!!

    smolkowicz
    GlobalHardware

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