To remove fake Internet Security 2013, you may execute the guide on this page. This virus is also known to many as "Internet Security - designed to protect" malware.
Fake antivirus called “Internet Security – designed to protect” also called as Internet Security 2013 malware is a program that you must get rid of. This is a security tool that gained bad reputation from computer users. Normally, it is endorsed on various web sites that are compromised with Trojan or a drive-by-download script. When you visit said sites, “Internet Security – designed to protect” will be downloaded and installed on your PC without consent.
Once “Internet Security – designed to protect” is installed, it may hit your system folder as well as registry. By adding various data, your system will be under its control. It also interferes with your anti-virus program. Sadly, any security tool on the infected computer will stop working. Authors of “Internet Security – designed to protect” are clever enough to prevent removal of their program on the system. Moreover, this virus will blocked your Internet access, preventing you from acquiring removal tools.
Presence of “Internet Security – designed to protect” virus is evident by fake pop-up alerts and warning messages. You will also notice virus scan process each time you start Windows. In the end, the fake anti-virus will provide scan results detecting a number of infections. Never fear these findings because it is untrue. The only threat present on the computer could be “Internet Security – designed to protect” itself. Obviously, you must not acquire the paid version of this malware. It will bring nothing but billing to your credit card or Paypal account.
Removing “Internet Security – designed to protect” may not be as simple as uninstalling any other program from Windows. However, we provide a guide to help you delete the virus from the computer without the need for technical expertise.
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"Internet Security - designed to protect" Removal Procedures
Systematic procedures to get rid of the threat are presented on this section. Make sure to scan the computer with suggested tools and scanners.
NOTE: It is recommended to PRINT or BOOKMARK this instruction because we need to restart Windows during the virus removal process.
Step 1 : Uninstall "Internet Security - designed to protect" from Windows
1 On Windows Start menu, type Uninstall on Search field. Select Apps & Features on the list. For lower version of Windows, please choose Program and Features. You can uninstall or modify any installed application using this feature.
2 On next window, look for the item ""Internet Security - designed to protect"" from the list and then, click on Uninstall button.
3 When it prompts for confirmation, please click Uninstall to start deleting "Internet Security - designed to protect" from Windows operating system.
Step 2 : Remove "Internet Security - designed to protect" remaining items with this tool
This guide requires a tool called Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It is a free tool designed to eradicate various computer infections including "Internet Security - designed to protect". MBAM scanner and malware removal tool is distributed for free.
4 In order to completely remove "Internet Security - designed to protect", it is best to download and run the recommended tool. Please click the button below to begin the download process.
5 After downloading, right-click on the file mb3-setup-consumer-[version].exe and select Run as Administrator to install the application.
6 Follow the prompts and install with dafault settings. There are no changes needed during the installation process.
7 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will launch for the first time. If it prompts for database update, it is necessary proceed with this step.
8 Click on Scan Now button on scanner's console to ensure that it thoroughly check the PC for any presence of "Internet Security - designed to protect" and other forms of threats.
9 Once the scan has completed, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will issue a list of identified threats. Mark all threats and remove them from the computer.
10 If it prompts to restart the computer, please reboot Windows normally.
Step 3 : Double-check if "Internet Security - designed to protect" still exists
11 Click on the button below to download Norton Power Eraser from official web site. File will be save on your Windows Downloads folder.
12 After downloading, navigate its location and double-click on the NPE.exe file to launch the program.
13 Norton Power Eraser will run. If it prompts for End User License Agreement, please click on Accept to proceed.
14 On NPE main window, click on Unwanted Application Scan to quickly check the computer for malicious programs including "Internet Security - designed to protect".
15 NPE will proceed with the scan. It will search for Trojans, viruses, and malware like "Internet Security - designed to protect". This may take some time, depending on the number of files currently stored on the computer.
Step 4 : Run Additional Scanner to Ensure that "Internet Security - designed to protect" is Totally Deleted
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 "Internet Security - designed to protect"
Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
During an infection, "Internet Security - designed to protect" 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.
1 On Windows Start menu, type RSTRUI on search field. Then, click the item or press Enter on keyboard.
2 "Restore system files and settings" window will appear. Click Next button to see the list of active restore points.
3 Select the most recent one prior to having "Internet Security - designed to protect" infection. Click Next to restore Windows to previous working and clean state.
4 It may take a while to fully restore back-up files. Restart Windows when done.