Live Security Platinum is not a security program at all – this is probably the first thing you need to know in case this parasite is trying to lure you into buying its full version. Live Security Platinum is a cleverly-designed infection, which has neither the intention nor the ability to secure your computer.
The horrible truth is that users personally download this virus, because they think it is an anti-virus program. It is advertised by online scanners, which are placed on corrupted websites. Though hacked, these websites look legitimate, and this is why users do not usually suspect that the scanners might be fake. The online scans, promoting Live Security Platinum, always claim that the PC in question is infected with many viruses and then prompt the victim to download the installation file of the fraudulent program.
This malware is particularly dangerous due to the fact that it configures itself to start automatically, once it enters a machine. This way it does not need your authorization to perform its phony scans. After each scan Live Security Platinum does, you will be left with the conviction that your computer is flooded with viruses. Though the fake program performs security scans, it will not let you delete these viruses unless you buy its full version. This is hacker’s main goal – to drive you to the purchase webpage of their malicious creation. They have set a trap on this webpage – if you place your personal and credit card information there – it is theirs. Therefor, it is best to stay away from the purchase webpage of Live Security Platinum or your private data might be stolen.
The clever infection will block most of your programs in an attempt to prevent you from using a real anti-virus tool. When trying to run a program, you will bump into the following alert:
Application cannot be executed. The file notepad.exe is infected.
Please activate your antivirus software.
This is by far not the only fake warning, displayed by the malware. You will often come across other bogus pop-ups, such as the ones below:
Live Security Platinum Warning
Spyware.IEMonster activity detected. This is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Outlook and other programs.
Click here to remove it immediately with Live Security Platinum.
Warning! The site you are trying to visit may harm your computer!
Your security setting level puts your computer at risk!
This time, however, you can trick the villain by clicking on the Ignore warnings and visit that site in the current state (not recommended) link. There is only one way to keep your computer safe – use a legitimate anti-virus program and remove Live Security Platinum immediately.
Video: How to Remove Live Security Platinum:
How to manually remove Live Security Platinum:
Kill Live Security Platinum processes:
Delete Live Security Platinum files:
Remove Live Security Platinum registry entries:
*SpyHunter’s free scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter’s malware suite to remove the malware threats.