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How to Remove Microsoft Security Center 2012 Spyware

Even though its name sounds completely trustworthy and even though it adapts a very famous brand name, it does not remove any threats within your system nor will it help improve your system’s conditions. Considered as a true pest when it starts affecting your personal computer, especially when you know of the fact that it can put your personal information at risk, it is a well known counterfeit security application. The Microsoft Security Center 2012 spyware is installed into your system with the help of Trojans, once the Trojans have done their part, the Microsoft Security Center 2012 virus will show alerts within your system and will ask you to install some programs to help you remove the threats.

Since the virus has a trustworthy name, a lot of users will actually download and install the softwares recommended by Microsoft Security Center 2012 malware, mostly because it will make them think that the program will give them assistance. Once the user will agree to install the software, the virus will latch on within your system and will begin running fake scanners and will inform you that your system contains a lot of threats. It will then convince you to buy a licensed version of their product when in truth, the problems were caused by the program itself and that buying their commercial program will not do anything to resolve the issues within your system. To completely get rid of Microsoft Security Center 2012 you can follow the steps below.

How To Uninstall Microsoft Security Center 2012:

You need to make sure that you backup your system before you proceed with the Microsoft Security Center 2012 Manual removal. You need to make sure that you double check all the files before you delete them or else it will cause errors on your system.

Delete the following Microsoft Security Center 2012 registry files:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “RunInvalidSignatures” = “1″
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “ProxyServer” = “http=″

Delete the following Microsoft Security Center 2012 files:

  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\PIKKS\
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\PIKKS\PIQBS.cfg
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Microsoft Security Center 2012.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft Security Center 2012\


Please keep in mind that the manual removal of the virus is quite complicated and it may not guarantee complete removal. Some objects may stay hidden or it may it may re-animate itself if the virus is not deleted completely. Slight errors due to a lack of the necessary skills may also lead to irreparable system corruption. This is why the automatic way to remove Microsoft Security Center 2012 is strongly recommended to save time and avoid any other problems.

If you need assistance removing Microsoft Security Center 2012 spyware or have other PC, Server or Laptop problems call us at 800-643-2638 or email us at We can speed up your system and fix most problems remotely through the internet while you watch!


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