Removal of Live Security Platinum adware – complete extermination guide available without activation code
Live Security Platinum is a rogue antivirus. Please do not confuse it with legitimate application bearing the same name. The application which fair name has been discredited by black hats has nothing to do with malware save that it protects from its tricks on professional level.
The rogue belongs to WinWebSecurity malware, a notorious genus of phony security solution. Its nearest clone so far is deemed to be SmartProtection 2012 adware.
The counterfeit plays a role of a protection tool for a regular user. It is installed onto computer system through fake scanners and immediately by viruses. Various kinds of drive-by download are practiced by the crooks to spread their annoying product.
The adware, once installed, makes necessary amendments to system registry pursuing two goals:
- to start as scheduled by its remote controllers
- to prevent other programs from starting by terminating their processes.
Upon completing those routines the adware proceeds to scaring users with alerts and nag screens. Some of the alerts sound incredibly timely. For example, the malware reports notepad.exe infection that has resulted in program failure right after some application failed to open or was terminated. Such a timeliness is achieved due to the fulfillment of task No. 2 above.
Remove Live Security Platinum to protect harmless and useful programs and eliminate annoying and misleading alerts.
In no case should one pay the fee demanded by the hacker’s program. Even if you pay as prompted by the scareware, it will not quiet down and stun you with new and new requests.
Activation code one would get from hackers, if scared to pay, can be obtained by cracking the malware by IT security experts. As soon as the registration number for the parasite is available, it is provided below without further notice. UPD: Please use the following serial: AA39754E-715219CE to "activate" and then remove this rogue.
However, without any codes method has been developed to get rid of Live Security Platinum malware. See below for details on how to completely eradicate the misleading parasite.
Removal of Live Security Platinum will for sure enhance computer system performance. If you are still unsatisfied, your PC got more viruses to deal with applying free security solutions – for example, one of those available here. Troubleshooting in case of encountering difficulties to get rid of Live Security Platinum malware is available with Tutorials.
Live Security Platinum Removal Manual
Incomplete or incorrect extermination of files and registry values constituting the infection, e.g. deletion of harmless files and registry entries instead of those specified below due to mistyping, is quite possible. Furthermore, resent observations on fake security tools have shown that this kind of malware might strike back, i.e. make harm to computer system in response to attempt of deleting its components.
If you are a Windows user, secure your computer system before proceeding to the adware extermination by means of system and registry backup prior to launching deletion of the adware components.
4 easy steps to remove fake antivirus:
Step1. System Backup
Step2. Killing Live Security Platinum Processes (in Windows)
You must kill Live Security Platinum processes:
Once system and registry backup is complete, make sure the infection you want to get rid of is not currently running any processes; otherwise kill its processes in the Task Manager.
Step3. Exposure and Detection and Deletion of Live Security Platinum Files
Once the targeted infection is idle, you need to find its relevant entries. Some of them might be hidden as the malware often attributes such value to its files in order to reduce the risk of their deletion.
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Live Security Platinum.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Live Security Platinum\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Live Security Platinum\Live Security Platinum.lnk
*This malicious software creates the folders and files with random names, most likely you will not find in their files and folders with names such as in the example above, but they will look something like this.
Step4. Delete Live Security Platinum System Registry Values
Edit System Registry deleting the following entries:
[random] = %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\
DisplayName = Live Security Platinum
ShortcutPath = “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe” -u
UninstallString = “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe” -u
DisplayIcon = “%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe,0?