System Security 2012 Removal Process (remove SystemSecurity2012)

November 4, 2011

System Security 2012 is a malicious security program designed by hackers for the purpose of extorting money from computer users. System Security 2012 was found to be just as aggravating as a computer virus only System Security 2012 will attempt to take your money in return for a worthless program. System Security 2012 makes several claims of being able to detect and remove malware. Additionally, System Security 2012 will display believable alert messages that state it has found many different parasites on your computer. Everything about System Security 2012's messages and system scan results are bogus. System Security 2012 cannot be trusted and should never under any circumstances be downloaded, installed or purchased.

Are you getting popups from System Security 2012? Have you identified that you have System Security 2012 installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove System Security 2012 completely from your computer?

Why should you remove System Security 2012?

If System Security 2012 resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that System Security 2012 may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking System Security 2012 removal process.

How can you manually remove System Security 2012

Manual removal of System Security 2012 may not be for everyone. Each manual System Security 2012 removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic System Security 2012 removal process.

System Security 2012 can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate System Security 2012 in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find System Security 2012, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "ProxyServer" = "http="
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\System Security 2012
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing System Security 2012. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with System Security 2012 from your computer.

    %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\System Security 2011.ico
    %UserProfile%\Desktop\System Security 2011.lnk

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with System Security 2012, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with System Security 2012 by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\System Security 2012 folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed System Security 2012 completely from your computer. If you find that System Security 2012 is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic System Security 2012 removal process.

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