How To Remove Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus – Virus Removal



Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus is a malicious infection affecting computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. If you are seeing the red Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode window below, then you are infected with a very malicious virus. The window and taskbar icon generated by this virus is not from Microsoft Security Essentials whatsoever. The virus knows that you are running an Microsoft Security Essentials program, takes over Microsoft Security Essentials and even uses a similar looking icon to make you feel that nothing has changed.


This virus has so far been infecting computer users through a fake Adobe Flash update. It is highly recommended that you do not update Adobe Flash unless the update is coming directly from Adobe. Facebook has become a popular distribution channel for this virus, so please be especially careful when browsing Facebook. Users have commented that they were infected with this virus when attempting to download a video on Facebook and were told that a Flash update was needed to watch it.


This virus is extremely clever. It recognizes that you are using Microsoft Security Essentials and will cloak itself by mimicking the Microsoft Security Essentials appearance. This is so you will still feel comfortable that your virus protection still is ok. However, your computer is under attack.


When windows launches you will see a beige window stating that the “release date of the databases” is current. The window can be seen below. Notice that the time and date on the window matches the exact date and time you logged in. This is another deceptive tactic aimed at reassuring you that everything is fine with your computer.

Fake Database Update Window

Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus Fake Database Update Screenshot



If you click on the fake taskbar icon a red window will appear stating: “Attention! Microsoft Security Essentials operates under enhanced protection mode. This is a temporary measure necessary for immediate response to threat from virus. No action is required from you.”

Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus Alert Window Screenshot

Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus Alert Window Screenshot



You must remove the Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus as soon as possible. It is an extremely malicious virus which has infected your computer and rendered the real Microsoft Security Essentials useless. Remember: This is not a real Microsoft Security Essentials program, it is a rogue program. The real Microsoft Security Essentials program has been completely disabled and is no longer actively protecting you.


You personal, financial and computer data are all at risk of being compromised. This virus wants you to feel comfortable that it is a real Microsoft Security Essentials software application, when it is definitely not real. It can log all of your passwords and other personal information that you enter as your browse the web.


As more information regarding this virus becomes available we will update this page. We highly recommend that you make an effort to remove the Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus. Try the recommended procedure below to remove this malicious infection.


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Begin Virus Removal by Following the Instructions Below
Target Virus: Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus

The removal process we are illustrating below has been proven to be the most effective way to remove the Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus.

You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.




1 On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.

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2 After you have clicked the Window key and R key, the Run Box will appear. Type the following into the run box and click OK:

iexplore //spywarehelpcenter.com/nuke


Windows Run Nuke

After you click OK, your computer will connect to our website and download nuke-M.




When you see the nuke-M download box, click the Save button. The picture of the download box is below.

nuke-M Download Box





After you click the “Save” button, another window will open asking you where to save it. Browse to your desktop and click Save again so that you save the nuke-M file to your desktop. The window you will see is shown below.

nuke-M Save Desktop Box





3 After you have saved the nuke-M file to your desktop, go ahead and run the nuke-M file by double clicking on it. If you computer asks if you are sure you want to run nuke-M, click OK. nuke-M will quickly disable the virus allowing you to install antivirus software. The virus should now be temporarily disabled. If the nuke-M file is blocked by the virus, rename the file to ‘iexplore’ or ‘explorer’ and try to open nuke-M again.

nuke-M icon





4 Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.

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5 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:

iexplore https://spywarehelpcenter.com/remove


Windows Run Remove





After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools. When the download box appears click the Save button. The picture of the download box is below.

PC Tools Download Box





After you click the “Save” button, another window will open asking you where to save it. Browse to your desktop and click Save again so that you save the nuke-M file to your desktop. The window you will see is shown below.

PC Tools Save Desktop Box





6 Open the PC Tools installation file from your desktop and perform the virus scan.

PC Tools Safe Install Icon





7 Once the virus scan is complete, PC Tools will have found Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode. Remove the Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus by registering PC Tools. You must register PC Tools to remove Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode.




8 After you have registered PC Tools the Microsoft Security Essentials Enhanced Protection Mode Virus should be completely gone.




Call us toll free at 888-220-8968 and we can gladly walk you through these steps.

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