Security Central

What is Security Central?

Security Central comes from a long line of other related malware. In fact this malware client has been introduced on and off over the last 2 years a dozen times. It just keeps going under a different name each time. Make no mistake this bogus security client isn't going away any ime soon. The makers just keep changing the name and file names around and start the scam all over again. Do not purchase this client as it's false.

 How Did I get infected with Security Central?

You most likely got infected from a drive by download. If your were surfing the web and all the sudden this program was isntalling it's self and popping up, that is what happened. If you had propper protection like Spyware Doctor with Antivirus or Spyware Doctor with Antivirus, chances are it would of block this rogue malware from installing.

There are many other ways users get infected with malware. It could be from a trojan virus that was already installed on your computer, from a bot that was running on your computer. A user may of been tricked into install software they thought was for somthing else but instead turned out to be Security Central. The list goes on and on.

In the end you may never know exactly how you got infected. Just note that your computer is not secure enough currently and you should consider upgrading your security client.

What is Security Central Doing to My Computer Right Now?

Deleting ALL your files!!!! No it's not doing any of that. But I got your heart going for a second. Mostly this bogus security client shows false scan results. It will keep pestering you with bogus messages about your computer being infected with a virus and that your personal banking information is being accessed by a third party. It's all a lie. It's a con to scare you into making purchase.

The only real thing this client does is annoy the crap out of the user and block programs from running. Security Central is the virus. You do need to run a full virus scan once you follow the manual removal guide to ensure you have no other viruses installed. You may have trojan banker software installed on your computer or it may even be part of a bot network. No way to know untill you run a virus scan. We at RV recommend either Spyware Doctor with Antivirus or Spyware Doctor with Antivirus

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What Do I Do To Remove Security Central?

You folow the below Security Central removal guide to remove Security Central. It's a little hard for some but for the most part it is tried and true. Be sure to ask any questions you may have below and it's always nice when people comment on any new and updated file names/ file paths

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Security Central Manual Removal Procedures

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

  • Security Central.exe
  • securityhelper.exe
  • securitymanager.exe
  • [random].exe ( The above names will change over time )

Know File Path Locations


  • C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Application Data\[random].exe or Security Central.exe

    C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR USER NAME\ApplicationData\Local\Temp\[random].exe or Security Central.exe

Vista / Windows 7: One of the below

  • c:\users\[username]\AppData\local\
  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\
  • C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\

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. Take note that you can sort the files by date and help rule out most files and folders. Chances are you will only have a few files that appear within the date range you first became infected.

B.  Boot into Safe Mode and delete the file

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

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

The next step in Security Central removal is to delete the following file. You NEED to re-boot your computer first if you re-named the file as you can not remove a file that is running.



  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Security Central Folder

Vista / Windows 7: One of the below

  • c:\users\[username]\AppData\\Security Central\
  • C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\
  • C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\

Once done with the above this threat will no longer be running on your computer and you should have no issues installing an antivirus client. We recommend you use Spyware Doctor with Antivirus

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

Security Central Registry Removal Procedures

At this time we do not see the need for any novice to go into the registry to remove the traces there. They will be benign providing you were able to remove the main executable. If you are concenred our just want to clean out your registry we recommend you download and use the PC Health Advisor Trial Here.

Here are the registry traces for your refference only

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Central
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Central
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Manager”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Security Central?
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Security Central
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Security Central
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform "(Default)" = ''
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Security Central"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Security Central Security"

Security Central Directories:


  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\

Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  • %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Central.lnk
  • %AppData%\Security Central\
  • %AppData%\Security Central\IcoActivate.ico
  • %AppData%\Security Central\IcoHelp.ico
  • %AppData%\Security Central\IcoUninstall.ico
  • %AppData%\Security Central\Security Solution.exe
  • %AppData%\Security Central\securityhelper.exe
  • %AppData%\Security Central\securitymanager.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Security Central.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Central\
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Central\Activate Security Central.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Central\Help Security Central.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Central\How to Activate Security Central.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Security Central\Security Central.lnk


The video should be a HUGE help. Be sure to watch it first if you are having troubles. While this threat may be hard to remove you can do it if you take a step back and think a little creatively. We list several ways in the guide on how to locate and remove the Security Central threat. If you need your computer fixed right away or just want an expert to do it for you, user this computer repair service.

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