Win 7 Home Security 2016 (Win7HomeSecurity 2016) Virus Removal Guide
Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10
Win 7 Home Security 2016 is a new fake antivirus / antispyware application. Win 7 Home Security 2016 is a new fake antivirus application; however, it does share many similar features with other fake antivirus applications. The original version of this fake antivirus application was introduced around February 2016; since then, the look of the virus has slightly changed but the functionality is similar. Win 7 Home Security 2016 is slightly unique to other fake antivirus applications in that it changes its name from operating system to operating system. Therefore, the fake program will display the name of the program as Win 7 Home Security 2016 when it infects systems running Windows 7. The fake program will change its name to XP Home Security 2016 if it infects a computer running Windows XP; the virus will change into Vista Home Security 2016 if it infects a computer running Windows Vista. Win 7 Home Security 2016 is a clone of a variety of fake antivirus programs and has a similar look to Win 7 Antivirus Pro 2016.
Win 7 Home Security 2016 main executable is generally a series of three random letters; this executable is similar to AV.exe and AVE.exe, which are the main executable of previous clones of this virus. In the previous versions of this virus, the executable had a fixed filename (for example, Win 7 Antivirus Pro 2016 had a fixed file name); however, the virus has been modified to have a executable filename which changes from computer to computer. This is most likely done to make it harder to find and therefore stay hidden. Win 7 Home Security 2016 will modify the registry; therefore, the registry must be fixed before removing the main executable file. Win 7 Home Security 2016 will modify the registry to set the fake antivirus program to run when any other executable file is run. The comments here and comments here may provide insight into the successful removal of Win 7 Home Security 2016. The main executable is generally a hidden file; therefore, it is important to turn on hidden files in the file explorer in order to see the hidden main executable file.
Below is our recommended removal tool for Win 7 Home Security 2016. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.
Win 7 Home Security 2016 will block the user from viewing webpages by redirecting each webpage they attempt to visit to a page which they have designed. However, the user can still access download links because the browser will not be redirected to the page. To download the removal tool, please type in the following address below in Internet Explorer or any web browser.
If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Win 7 Home Security 2016 with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Win 7 Home Security 2016, try using Process Explorer.
Even though Win 7 Home Security 2016 does block the user from visit websites, the user can still access the web through Internet Explorer. In the video below, we have detailed how to access the web in Internet Explorer.
Win 7 Home Security 2016, like many other fake antivirus programs, will create a series of warnings and pop ups in order to scare the user into purchasing the fake program. Some of these warnings which are created by Win 7 Home Security 2016 can be found below.
Spyware intrusion detected. Your system is infected. System integrity is at risk. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords. Click here to perform a security repair.”
“Win 7 Home Security 2016 Firewall Alert!
Win 7 Home Security 2016 has blocked a program from accessing the internet.
Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.”
Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.”
“Windows Security Center
Win 7 Home Security 2016 reports that it is currently turned off. A firewall helps to protect your computer from potentially harmful content on the internet. Click Recommendations to learn how to fix this problem.”
Win 7 Home Security 2016 reports that it is turned off. Antivirus software helps protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click Recommendations for suggested actions you can take.
Win 7 Home Security 2016 may also modify Internet Explorer to show the following alert listed below when the browser is opened.
Internet Explorer alert. Visiting this site may pose a security threat to your system!
It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Win 7 Home Security 2016 will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.
The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Win 7 Home Security 2016 can be removed by using the
Common symptoms and characteristics of Win 7 Home Security 2016 and other rogue security programs include:
1. Win 7 Home Security 2016 is generally installed without user permission.
2. Win 7 Home Security 2016 uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.
Manual Win 7 Home Security 2016 Removal – In order to manually remove Win 7 Home Security 2016, the processes associated with Win 7 Home Security 2016 must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Win 7 Home Security 2016 entered the computer.
Important: Before attempting to manually remove Win 7 Home Security 2016, we recommend that the user read through comments posted by other users on how they removed specific fake antivirus programs since many fake antivirus programs are similar. These comments can be found by clicking here. These comments may provide additional information which may be useful in removing Win 7 Home Security 2016. However, please use discretion since these specific comments pertain to other fake antivirus programs.
Stop Win 7 Home Security 2016 Processes (Learn How To Do This)
Remove Win 7 Home Security 2016 Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\[random letters].exe
The main executable for Win 7 Home Security 2016 will be a hidden protected system file. Therefore, the user will need to turn on hidden files and also turn off hide protected operating system files. We recommend changing these settings back after removing Win 7 Home Security 2016.
Remove Win 7 Home Security 2016 Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Win 7 Home Security 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Win 7 Home Security 2016
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Win 7 Home Security 2016
Remove Win 7 Home Security 2016 Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
After successfully removing the Win 7 Home Security 2016, we recommend that the user scan the computer with antivirus software or antispyware software to find any remaining parts of Win 7 Home Security 2016.
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