What is Foxy Security?
Foxy Security is an application marketed as browser extension that will improve the systems security while browsing the web. Sadly, this statement is misleading to say the least. Foxy Security is a malicious application that is capable of performing various stealthy activities without any warning. If, unfortunately, the infection is already running on your PC, we firmly advise you to remove Foxy Security right away. You can do so by following the comprehensive manual removal guide provided below.
We have discovered that the application is of German origin and mostly infects users in Austria, Switzerland and of course Germany, but that does not mean that there is no possibility for users from other countries to get this malicious application onto their operating system. You should be on alert as the infection is capable of installing itself silently without authorization.
How does Foxy Security work?
Just as Foxy Security installs itself onto your operating system, all of your browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer) are implemented with browser extensions provided by the infection. Extensions may be named “Foxy Security” or “Securita Scout," depending on where from the malicious application was downloaded. Thus sometimes users might not be able to identify this malicious software.
These extensions act in dubious ways; they can silently connect to the Internet and send user data, possibly related to your online activity, to servers at true-secure.com or secure2.foxysecurity.com. Information about your online activities might be distributed among suspicious third parties.
If you do not delete Foxy Security now, you might fall prey to serious data theft from your PC. It is important to protect your system because nowadays all the important data is stored on hard drives and cybercrime is on a rise.
What is more, Foxy Security installs additional service named “bupService” (bup.exe). This service silently auto starts with your Windows system and runs in the background. This service and its intrusive connections are recognized by professional malware detection and removal tools as Trojan.Spy.YPK. It means that if your system had been protected, it could have been removed instantly. Because of these intrusive traits Foxy Security fits perfectly the Trojan category. It is also important to note that Foxy Security has a couple of clones that come from gb.securitascout.com and gb.vondos-internet-security.com. They are also identified as Trojan.Spy.YPK by professional virtual security tools.
How to remove Foxy Security?
Manual removal does not always work, as traces of the infection might still be present. In order to remove Foxy Security completely we urge you to scan your PC with a professional antimalware tool as it detects and deletes everything associated with this infection. Your system should always run a trustworthy antispyware application because that way you will be able to avoid any other infections.
Remove Foxy Security from your PC
Remove from Windows XP
- Click the Start button and select Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Remove Foxy Secure from the program list.
Remove from Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Click the Windows Start button and select Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Select and Uninstall Foxy Secure from the program list.
Remove from Windows 8
- Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner.
- Click Settings in the Charm bar and select Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program.
- Select and Remove Foxy Secure from the program list.
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