Microsoft Security Adviser is a rogue security tool. It has nothing to do with Microsoft Corporation, the developer and marketer of Windows operating system. It simply uses the name of Microsoft to sell a bunch of almost useless and potentially malicious software tools to users of the Windows operating systems.
There are a few points of concern, all of which point to the possibility that Microsoft Security Adviser may indeed be a malicious program. These are:
- It is installed without the user’s permission. This is a common characteristic among most types of malware and spyware.
- Whenever you search on Google for Microsoft Security Adviser, almost all posts you come across will give detailed instructions on how to remove it from your PC. Why is that? Well, the answer is simple, it is a malware.
- The payment system is non-secure
- The software does not do anything except creating tons of pop up windows.
- The official website of the software is poorly built and the content is below average in quality. This type of websites usually belongs to scammers only, who do not care if the website is taken off the net in a week.
So, now that you are sure of the fact that it is a malware, the first thing you have to do is to remove it from your PC. Here’s how to do it:
- Go to Control Panel, and double click on the Add/Remove Programs icon. Scroll down the list till you see the name of Microsoft Security Adviser. Uninstall it.
- Right click on Task Manager by right clicking on Taskbar and selecting the option Task Manager on the pop up menu. Disable the processes of How to remove Microsoft Security Adviser by clicking on the Processes tab of Task Manager, right clicking on the names, and choosing the option End Process Tree. The processes you should look for are: MSSADV.EXE, msavsc.exe, msscan.exe, msiemon.exe, msfw.exe, and msctrl.exe. After you terminate the processes, delete the executables one by one.
- Next, search for the eeuydc.dll file in your PC. Most likely, you will find it in your Windows\System32 folder. Un-register this DLL file before you can delete it. Open up command prompt by clicking on Start button, then on Run, and typing “cmd” (without the quotes) in the box named “Open”. Type the command “regsvr32 /u eeuydc.dll” (without quotes, of course) in the prompt and hit Enter. Then, search for the file on your hard disk, and delete it permanently with extreme prejudice.
That’s it. Microsoft Security Adviser has been successfully removed from your PC, and hopefully will not show its ugly head ever again.