It is phony application from the family of smart fortress 2012. Smart fortress 2012 makes a new product after every 2-3 months and then replaces their old product with the new one. We see five products of different applications from this family. They design their products to frighten people and make them think that their PC is seriously damaged by malicious softwares. Live security platinum scans your entire computer system and shows many infections that may not even exist in your system.

If you look at its scanner, all it needs just 30 seconds to complete the entire scanning process of your computer. Is it possible? Not for a reputable scanner; it is not possible.But for the fake scanners, it apparently is. After the completion of that fake scan, it immediately sends you pop-ups, messages and alerts that your computer is seriously in danger. It then tells you that to fix the computer all you need is to buy the licensed version of live security platinum. But the reality is very different.

When this program is active in your system, it will not allow you to perform any other function. Even it will not allow you to use internet browser and it shuts the browser forcefully. It will block all other applications like reputable antivirus and make you helpless. Thus, it is very important to remove this malware very quickly. Follow the instructions below that will help in removing live security platinum:

Remove Live Security Platinum processes

  1. Open the windows task manager quickly by pressing the keys CTRL + Shift + ESC.
  2. Select the ‘processes’ tab and click on it.
  3. Now discover the Live Security Platinum processProtector-[rnd].exe
  4. The processes can be found under the column ‘image name’.
  5. Left click the process and then press Delete from the keyboard to delete the process.

Remove Live Security Platinum registry key values

  1. Registry key values can be removed using the windows registry editor.
  2. You can open it by going to start menu and then selecting the option run.
  3. Type regedit click on Ok.
  4. Now click on Edit and then on Find.
  5. Enter the Live Security Platinum registry key values and then click on ok.
  6. Select the found registry values and press the button Delete to remove them.
  7. The Live Security Platinum registry key values that must be removed from your computer are:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe


Options\platin.exeHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableRegistryTools’ = 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Inspector’

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “ID” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableTaskMgr’ = 0


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Live Security Platinum

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[random] %AppData%\[random]\[random].exe

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[random]\[random].exe,0

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\DisplayName Live Security Platinum

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe” -u

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live SecurityPlatinum\UninstallString “%AppData%\[random]\[random].exe” -u

Remove Live Security Platinum other files

  1. Open the search using the start menu.
  2. Enter the file name of the malicious program Live Security Platinum.
  3. Select the option type ‘My computer’ to get the fast and quick results.
  4. The Live Security Platinum other file names are:

%CommonAppData%\<random characters>\

%CommonAppData%\<random characters>\<random characters>

%CommonAppData%\<random characters>\<random characters>.exe

%StartMenu%\Programs\Live Security Platinum\

%StartMenu%\Programs\Live Security Platinum\Live Security Platinum.lnk

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Live Security Platinum.lnk


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