“My Security Engine” is one of the “rogue antivirus” programs that are extremely common on the Internet. This virus downloads itself onto your computer and pretends to be an “official” antivirus tool, whilst in the background it’s constantly harvesting your personal data & causing havoc to your system. If you want to remove this virus from your PC, you need to ensure you can do it properly… as there are many elements to it which need to be taken care of. This tutorial is going to show you how to perform a complete Security Engine removal in minutes.
To remove this virus from your system, there are certain steps you need to do in order to remove it completely & safely. The first thing you need to be sure of is that you’re able to remove all the components of this virus. Not many people realize this, but “rogue antivirus” programs have a series of malicious codes which install with the main application. A lot of people just try and remove the main application from their PC by deleting the various files it needs to run. The problem is that if you just delete a few of the files this infection needs, it’s going to keep the malicious codes, which will steal your personal data and ruin your PC.
To remove this virus, it’s advised that you use a reliable removal program to remove all elements of it. One such tool, which we’ve used before, it called “MalwareBytes”. This program is free for personal use (there is a commercial version available) and is extremely popular with people looking to remove infections such as Security Engine from their computers. This tool can be downloaded from the Internet, and then it will scan your PC for all the components of My Security Engine which could be causing damage. The reason why it’s recommended you use this tool is because it’s actually one of the most effective at removing these rogue antivirus programs.
After you’ve used the MalwareBytes program, or another similar application, you should also use a ‘registry cleaner’ program to remove the various settings that the virus left behind. This is something that hardly ever gets said, and will make sure this infection is gone forever. What many people don’t know is that the Security Engine virus will place a series of settings in the “registry” of your system. This is a database which stores all the files, options & settings that Windows requires to run, and is what your computer uses to help your software run as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, anti-spyware programs often leave this database alone, resulting in many of the infected settings that Security Engine had inside, being left. This makes your system vulnerable to further attacks, which is why you should use a “registry cleaner” to mop up any remaining settings from Security Engine.