Remove Security Center

What is Security Center?

Security Center is a false security program that shows users FAKE error messages in an effort to trick and scare the user into making a purchase of the bogus software.  Security Center is from the same family of threats as  Internet Protection , Antivirus Pro, Antimalware Tool , Antivirus Center, ,System Defender, Internet Defender, Security Defender, Antimalware Defender.

 How Did I get infected with Security Center?

There are many ways to get infected with Malware like Security Center. The most common at the time of this writing is to trick users into installing the program by telling them it's a video codec or update for a software program like their flash player. Users can have this program auto install on them as well if they are infected with a trojan already. If Security Center installed automatically then you are also infected with other viruses and you need to run a full virus scan after following our manual Security Center removal guide

What is Security Center Doing to My Computer Right Now?

The only good news is from our testing it looks like Security Center is not stealing personal information at the time of this writing. That could alwyas change but it seems that the program will block most other software programs from running and often times make it very hard for the user to download and install a legitimate antivirus client like Spyware Doctor with Antivirus or Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Security Center

Remove Security Center

» Download Security Center Removal Software

What Do I Do To Remove Security Center?

You need to remove Security Center as soon as you can. Follow the below manual guide to learn the exact steps needed to remove Security Center and fully delete this virus from your computer. We also recommend you run a full scan using Spyware Doctor with Antivirus once you are done following the manual guide to ensure you have no other infections on the computer.

Automatic Security Center Removal

Online Security Center Removal Service

computer repair

Remove Proxy Setting so You Can Connect to the Internet Again. Some need this some do not.

Proxy Settings


Security Center Manual Removal Procedures

The first step you must take in order to remove Security Center is to stop the following process. Watch the video for guidance.

  • [random].exe ( Example is e1804.exe ) Your file trace will be named different.

To Stop this process you can

A. Browse to the file location shown below and re-name the file first and then restart your computer. Then browse to that file location again and delete the file.

B.  Boot into Safe Mode and delete the file

C:  Use this process explorer tool  to find the location of the file and re-name it then delete after re-boot.

D:  Log-into another users account and see if you can delete the file.

E:  Start the Task Manager the very second you login and terminate the process that way.

The next step in Security Center removal is to delete the following file:

Windows XP:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe
  • New Path C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data

Windows Vista/7:

  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters ]\[random characters].exe
  • New Path C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local
  • New Path C:\ProgramData\[random characters]\[random characters].exe (Please NOTE  ProgramData is a hidden folder

Once you have deleted the above executable, Security Center will no longer be running. At this time you need to run a full virus scan. RUN THE  SCAN!. We recommend wither Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. You need to ensure no other viruses are on your computer.  So many people skip this very simple step.  Take an extra few mintues and ensure you have all the viruses removed.

If you find this threat too hard to remove yourself and need an expert we recommend . They charge far less than others and are great at what they do.

Security Center Registry Removal Procedures

Once you have deleted the above Security Center file trace you will also want to remove the infected registry item. This is not a requirement as you already deleted the main executable.:

  • KEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce "[random]"

You should now run a full security scan to ensure no other threats are installed on your computer. We recommend you download a copy of Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Security Center Directories:


  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[random]
  • New Path C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\Local Settings\Application Data

Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters ]\[random characters].exe
  • New Path C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Local
  • C:\ProgramData\[random characters]\


It is not recommended for inexperienced users to attempt to delete Security Center manually, as any mistake made during removal could result in your system getting damaged. Therefore, inexperienced users are advised to use a web-based repair service such as or legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

If You Have a Question please simply make a comment below. BE SURE to read through the comments already posted. If not and your question is alredy answered, the question will just be deleted. Also tell us


Questions asked that don't provide us any information will be responded with the above questions so save you and us time.

How to Thank Us for the Guide?  If we are able to help you out all we ask for in return is you bookmarking our site and writing about us on your blog or facebook page.  Posting a comment of thanks goes a long ways as well.  Helps to build trust with other users. No donation is every needed. However we do make a commision off of every copy purchased from antivirus clients recommended on this website. So if you download the antivirus client from our website and make a purcahse the vendor credits us for the sale and gives money to keep our site going.

Related Article Keywords: Security Center, Remove Security Center, Security Center Removal, How to Remove Security Center cannot be held liable for any damages that may occur from using our community virus removal guides. Viruses cause damage and unless you know what you are doing you may loose your data. We strongly suggest you backup your data before you attempt to remove any virus. Each product or service is a trademark of their respective company. We do make a commission off of each product we recommend. This is how is able to keep writing our virus removal guides. All Free based antivirus scanners recommended on this site are limited. This means they may not be fully functional and limited in use. A free trial scan allows you to see if that security client can pick up the virus you are infected with.