The Amsecure.exe is a fake application that presents itself as an antivirus program. Actually it is a malicious application that infects thousands of windows based computers recently. This parasite spreads through compromised web pages, social media offers, and spam emails. It is a trap designed for the innocent computer users, and once you install this on your computer, it will perform fake scans and encourage you to buy the paid version of this so called antivirus program. Once you have purchased it, you will not only lose your hard earned money, but you also provide your most confidential information such as credit card numbers, emails, names, shopping preferences, and browsing history to the notorious hackers who then use this information for the fraudulent purposes. Once installed on any computer, it keeps sending you the fake alerts regarding security of your computer. It has the ability to block the registry editor as well as task manager to prevent any kind of removal effort.
How to Remove Amsecure.exe manually?
Once detected in your system, the Amsecure.exe needed to be deleted immediately. You need to remove this fake application either by using any reliable automatic removal tool or by using the complicated steps of the manual removal process which are described as under:-
Reboot the Computer in the Safe Mode
If your computer is running in the normal mode, you cannot remove this malicious application. You have to terminate the normal mode, by restarting the PC, and hit F8 key to see the boot options. From this list of boot options, you have to select the safe mode option, and hit the enter key to restart your computer in the safe mode.
Delete the Malicious Processes
When the said system starts working in the safe mode, you have to delete all such processes that are considered as the associated processes of this malicious application. The processes can be seen under the “Processes tab” of windows task manager which can be opened by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. You have to remove the following corrupt processes:-
%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Delete the Associated Files
You have to get rid of the following associated files from your computer. These files are considered as related to the Amsecure.exe, and can be removed through Delete key:-
Clean the Windows Registry
The final step of the manual removal process is to delete the registry entries created by this dangerous application. You have to open the start menu, and select “Run” option, where you have to write the “RegEdit” command. When the registry editor started, you have to navigate towards following registry entries, and remove them immediately:-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Amsecure.exe\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Amsecure.exe\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Amsecure.exe\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
Do not forget to close the registry editor window, and restart the computer in the normal mode to see the success of manual removal steps you have just completed.