Sep 22

OpenCloud Security Rogue of the FakeScanti Family

OpenCloud Security is a rogue of the FakeScanti Family, that uses fake alert scare tactics and fake scan results showing the computer is infected tactics along with the blocking of other applications when trying to run themtogoad the user into purchasing the rogue to clean the fake scan results it shows.

OpenCloud Security GUI


Files and Locations:
%APPDATA%\OpenCloud OpenCloud Security\csrss.exe

About locations:
%APPDATA% and are token’s that refer to specific Windows directories for the different Operating Systems being used.

< drive>:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data

Vista and Windows 7:
< drive>:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local

< drive>:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Start Menu

Vista/Windows 7:
< drive:>:\Users\<User>\APPDATA\ROAMING\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

Current two sites associated with the rogue:

This rogue can be removed using manually methods, however, the OpenCloud Security rogue is difficult as it will try and re-infect the PC, and requires re-starting into safe mode, so it is recommend to use our Antispyware/Antivirus removal tool, VIPRE Antivirus. You can download a free trial to remove the  rogue from your computer for no cost by clicking on the link below:


If you are unable to download and install our malware removal tool because this has infected your computer and is not allowing you to install the program, you can use our VIPRE Rescue Disc here:


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