Internet Security 2012 is a rogue anti-virus and internet firewall program. The rogue program automatically installs itself without the user’s knowledge or consent. Once installed, the user will be alerted with false threats on the computer.

These fake security programs are scams that steal money by fooling users into purchasing the software in order to remove the fake threats on the user’s computer.

The rogue program is installed by a Trojan by visiting malicious web sites from email attachments, links, and drive-by downloads. This rogue software is another variation of Security Tool and System Tool. The good news is that you can use the same removal instructions to remove Internet Security 2012. Tested on my wife’s laptop.

Actual Program GUI (Graphical User Interface)

How to Remove Internet Security 2012

Tools needed

Malwarebytes – AntiMalware is a malware removal program.
RKill is a program developed at that kills processes related to Security Tool.
hosts-perm.bat Internet Security 2012 changes the permissions of the HOSTS file so you can’t edit or delete it.

How to Remove Internet Security 2012

  1. Reboot your PC and hit F8 to run your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.
  2. Download Malwarebytes to your desktop. If you can’t download files, try using another machine that’s not infected and saving the files to a flash drive or other storage device.
  3. Run RKILL to stop all background processes related to Security Tool.
  4. Launch Malwarebytes and run a (Full Scan) to remove infections.
  5. Delete the file called “Hosts” in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\HOSTS and add the default Hosts file (below) for your operating system in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\

a.      Windows XP HOSTS File Download Link
b.      Windows 7 HOSTS File Download Link

  1. Reboot your computer.

Your computer should be clean and working normal again.

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