Live Security Platinum

By | June 1, 2012 | 10 Comments

Live Security Platinum is another type of rogue program that targets user’s ignorance when it comes to security a PC. This malware may use social networking web sites and chat messaging programs to attack Internet users. Most of the time, links from these sources may drag user to a web page where they can obtain a copy of Live Security Platinum.

There are also findings by security experts that this malware infection may root from Trojans and other relevant viruses. Once it sets it foot on the target computer, the Trojan may invade the registry and set values that will be favorable to load Live Security Platinum on Windows boot-up. One of the obvious reasons for malware infection is a sudden virus scan initiated by Live Security Platinum. Additionally, this threat also reveals a number of attacks it detects while it runs in the background. We need to warn you that threats and security risks identified by the rogue program are fabricated. It wants you to believe that your PC is endangered. Through this, persons responsible to this attack may convince you to buy the full version of Live Security Platinum.

You do not need to spend for the useless program. Simply follow our guide on this page and rests assure that it will remove Live Security Platinum and all threats packed with it.

Type Rogue
Sub-Type FakeAV
OS Affected Windows

What are the Symptoms of Live Security Platinum Infection?

You can see this fake virus scanner on the infected computer.

Fake virus scanner interface

It will modify Windows Registry and add the following entries:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\(random characters) %AppData%\(random characters)\(random characters).exe
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\DisplayIcon %AppData%\(random characters)\(random characters).exe,0
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Live Security Platinum\DisplayName Live Security Platinum

The threat will drop the following malicious files:
%Desktopdir%\Live Security Platinum.lnk
%Programs%\Live Security Platinum\Live Security Platinum.lnk
%AppData%\(random characters)\(random characters).exe

10 thoughts on “Live Security Platinum

  1. minnie

    Just want to let anyone know that after trying several methods from different web site, this one catches all viruses. I have managed to remove live security platinum using other procedures but my computer remains in danger. My Internet is still blocked and all folders are missing.
    After following the procedure above all problems are gone. Aswmbr is a good tool. Most of all it is free. It found several Trojans on my MBR that was not detected previously by other scans. I feel that my computer is safe now. No more pop-up alerts coming from my antivirus program.

    Thanks again. I really appreciate your effort in putting this excellent guide.

  2. Gordhan Das

    Thanks a lot for detailed solution. This helped me this fake AV. Thanks again.

  3. Gina

    I had the Live Security Platinum virus on my Windows Vista desktop. Had gotten into safe mode and 1st ran RKill, then Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes kept finding the same trojans and viruses, would remove/quarantine…but the page redirects continued. Went to boot in safe mode and I could no longer boot my computer. When pc went to boot, I got a message:
    PXE-E61: MEDIA TEST FAILURE, CHECK CABLE
    PXE-M0F: EXITING INTEL BOOT AGENT.
    I googled the above error message, and most hits pointed to a ‘bad hard-drive’. I was certain this was not the case. One smart person did indicate that viruses can also damage your computer’s MBR (Master Boot Record). Do NOT assume your hard drive is bad if you get the message above. Instead, go into your BIOS (F2) and disable the networking from your boot list. You should be able to boot your computer into safe mode. Run each of the programs that were listed above. The Avast aswMBR is the one that finally found and removed the evil little virused file ‘C:\windows\assembly\GAC\desktop.ini win32:sirefef-PL [Rtk]. After that, I use the software above from Tweaking.com which fixed the damage. No more Live Security Platinum, no more page redirects, no more issues with browsers!!! Thank you to all who provided & compiled the above tools, they are simple to use and they DO WORK!

  4. Denise

    My antivirus software appeared to have detected the trojan and to have deleted it. However, I couldn’t access some websites; blank page, request for personal details, page not found. Stepped through these procedures which are all free, and it found a number of infected files. Had to be patient with the scan at step 4. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you.

  5. michael

    We seem to be thoroughly infected. Firefox won’t start it says it is infected so we can’t do any internet downaloads of real antivirus software. CMD says it is infected too. Any thoughts?

  6. Peter

    The activation code listed above does not work. Do you have another up to date code I can use please?

  7. Paul Latus

    I am not proficient with computers but I have just removed platinum just by disconnecting from internet, Restarting, finding the platinum files by searching manually for newly installed files and deleting them, then restarting again (platinum continues to run from RAM after you delete it).
    So far absolutely no sign of it and no problem with other programs either.

  8. bryon

    Hi ,
    I got this rogue live platinum security yesterday, and though it was a pain I did finally manage to get it taken off of my computer.
    As i had lost control of my computer(task manager, windows security essentials, windows defender, and all other programs except internet) I really had no way to defend my computer against this virus.
    I did some quick research and found that a software called “spy hunter 4” was recommended by wiki_security.com, i downloaded the free version and once it was installed i regained complete control of my computer again. I ran a scan with spyhunter and found all the threats, but in order to remove them i needed to pay $30 to register spyhunter.
    Determined to not pay, I downloaded AVG, the free version, ran a scan and found that AVG only found a few of the threats that spyhunter had found. I removed the found threats with AVG.
    Still determined not to pay the $30 to register spyhunter, i ran a scan with security essentials (because i downloaded spy hunter and was allowed full access to my computer again, windows security essentials was working again even though it was not registered) security essentials found A TON more threats that AVG could not find and removed the threats, however, it still did not find all the threats that SpyHunter 4 had found. Namely there were still 7 threats that AVG combined with Windows Security Essentials, could not find.
    I forked out the $30 and registered SpyHunter 4 , ran a scan and removed the threats. My computer runs great now. Upon a restart i found no threats with any of the 3 antivirus softwares i was using. I never heard of SpyHunter before, but I must say it is a nice little piece of software, though with spyhunter and avg on my computer they do tend to bog down my ram slightly. I will probably remove the free trial version avg soon.
    Again this works, and good luck

  9. Carlos Padilla

    i renew my live security platinum on 08/24/2012 and its not working request a new renewal

  10. sol

    To get all your programs working again: easy way, worked twice for me

    Windows explorer will sitll run (since fake virus needs it to cheat you and run itself), so go and find task mananger (taskmgr.exe) located at C:\Windows directory, or any other process manager you can find on internet, like ProcessExplorer… Since i have tuneUp utilities already installed i use tuneUp Process manager, anyway, the thing is that te fake virus will not let you run any of these to kill process, but if you make a copy of the exe file and rename it to explorer.exe it will!… so: you will open a task manager under the name of explorer… it wont affect anything on your computer, kill any suspictious process, and voilá, you got control again on your computer again, programs, internet, whatever. Delete if you want the copied/renamed exe if you want or save it for anytime, just remember what it really is.

    Now… you need to get rid off all the virus programs and stuff, follow the steps to erase any exe and registry entries mentioned over here or if you feel more safe use something like spyhunter or tools.

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