Windows Security 2011 is classified as a rogue antivirus program that falsely alerts and reports security threats on a user’s computer. These rogue and or fake security programs are distributed for the purpose of stealing your money by scamming users into purchasing a license copy in order to remove the fake threats.How to Remove Windows Security 2011

Windows Security 2011 will block certain programs from running to prevent the Malware from being removed before the user forks over money. It’s common that these programs will block users from browsing certain web sites that offer legitimate virus removal. The program will also install spyware and KeyLoggers which can be used to record sensitive data such as banking information.

The most annoying issue is all the fake pop-up notifications in the system tray notifying you that your computer is infected. Every time Windows starts this fake security program runs and will start reporting fake threats.

How to Remove Windows Security 2011

  1. Reboot your PC and hit F8 to run your computer in Safe Mode with Networking.
  2. Download MalwareBytes to your desktop and rename it to Explorer.exe as Windows Security 2011 blocks the program named MalwareBytes. 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. Download and Run RKILL to stop all background processes related to Windows Security 2011.
  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.

Windows Security 2011 is in the same family as Security Tool and System Tool.

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