Discovery of Win 8 Security System was first posted at the end of August 2012. There have been few sightings of the malware since then. Maybe, attackers behind this program are reluctant to spread Win 8 Security System due to certain reasons. Probably there has been certain update to make it more aggressive in competing with the current malware on the Internet. Today is a different story; it seems that the rogue product is now packed with a rootkit Trojan.
On its initial release, Win 8 Security System is utilizing a drive-by-download technique to have itself installed inside victim’s PC. But the most recent release of the malware may come bundled with Java updates and Trojan infection. Win 8 Security System discretely penetrates a system and does a number of changes without being spotted by your antivirus program. It is much prepared for consequences it may encounter to stop the infection. In fact, Win 8 Security System will first end security setup inside the target PC before executing the main objective of installing the product.
Manual removal of Win 8 Security System is not viable at this stage. Rootkit Trojan that is bundled with the malware requires effective tool. For a complete guide, please see the instructions on this page.
What are the Symptoms of Win 8 Security System Infection?
Fake system tray shows an alarming message stating virus infection. Here is the complete message:
System security was found to be compromised. Your computer is now infected. Attention, irreversible changes may occur. Private data may be stolen. Click here now for an instant anti-virus scan.
This malware will run alongside Windows. It does not require your intervention to be able to run and scan the computer for viruses. Image below shows how the fake scanner looks like.