Winweb Security is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses deceptive scan results as a tactic to scare you into purchasing the software. When Winweb Security is installed it will be configured to run automatically when your computer starts. Once running, the program will perform a scan and then list a variety of malware that cannot be removed until you first purchase a license of the software. The problem is, that the malware files that Winweb Security says exists on your computer, actually do not exist or are legitimate programs. This practice of showing false results is very common among rogue anti-spyware programs, and like many others, Winweb Security is using it to scare you into thinking you are infected.
I am using Windows XP service pack 3. Somehow got this WinWeb Security on the computer. It redirects web pages, cannot download or use any anti-spyware programs. My AVG anti virus is not picking anything up, might not be working correctly because of the WinWeb. How do I get rid of this thing. I have tried safe mode, tried looking for it in Registry, program files cannot find anything that looks like it. Must have a different name. Since I cannot download anything how do I get rid of it, other then reinstalling Windows. Tried System Restore and all the restore points are gone and cannot go back past December.