Internet Security 2011 is a direct clone of the well-known and despised rogue security application Antivirus 2010. This rogue security tool was designed not to protect users’ PCs against any type of attack or threat, but simply to rip them off. Its criminal developers cleverly markets Internet Security 2011 as a powerful and user friendly application, but the truth is that Internet Security 2011 cannot detect, quarantine or remove any type of threat from the PC, seeing that it is nothing more than a threat in itself.
If you wonder how this malicious rogue manages to gain entry to your PC, it makes use of various nefarious techniques. These include using bogus online malware scanners, bundling its Trojans and malware together with other third party downloads and using seditious browser hijacking websites.
Once Internet Security 2011 manages to root itself in the system it will not let up until the user either decides to pay for it, or remove Internet Security 2011 from the system completely. It will start its attack against the system by initiating a fake system security scan. Of course this fake scan will generate false results which have no bearing on reality. Shortly after this, the user will be presented with various falsely generated security alerts in the form of annoying and incessant pop up messages. These fake pop up messages were designed to further annoy and panic the user into thinking his system is under attack. Some of the most popular notifications to be on the lookout for include the following:
Attention! Network attack detected!
Your computer is being attacked from remote host. Attack has been classified as Remote code execution attempt.
Attention! Threat detected!
NOTEPAD.EXE is infected with Trojan-BNK.Keylogger.gen
Private data can be stolen by third parties including card details and passwords.
It is strongly recommended to perform threat removal on your system.
Windows Security Alert
Your computer is making unauthorized copies of your system and Internet files.
You should immediately run full scanning of your system to prevent any unauthorized access to your data.
Click YES to run Antivirus scanner right now.
Users have also complained about being unable to launch applications on the infected system, and about blocked Internet connections. This is simply another side effect of the Internet Security 2011 infection, and was introduced to prevent the user from running or downloading an application which may be able to detect and erase Internet Security 2011 from the system.
When all is said and done Internet Security 2011 will cause more damage than it is worth. In order to limit this damage, destroy Internet Security 2011 with the help of a genuine and powerful security tool.