Stay away from fake Russian Rogue Microsoft Security Essentials

Now there is one more rogue anti-virus mimicking Microsoft Security Essentials – this one called – Microsoft Security Essentials!

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While there was one similar rogue calling itself Security Essentials 2010, this one goes a step further and adds the suffix Microsoft too!

This Russian rogue has a GUI identical to  Microsoft Security Essentials GUI. It detect a fake infection and then ask for a SMS registration to clean the system.

Stay away from it!

Via Siri-Urz. Thanks Corrine for the tweet!

Know more about Genuine Microsoft Security Essentials!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.