WinFix Master

Posted: May 3, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
WinFix Master WinFix Master, or WinFixMaster, is a rogue anti-spyware application designed to scare you into purchasing WinFix Master's full version. WinFix Master may use false scans alleging to "detect" spyware threats, which is only a trap to make you believe your computer is in danger. WinFix Master is often downloaded and installed with the help of a ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer found on adult websites. WinFix Master can also be installed manually from WinFix Master's website, where WinFix Master's commercial version is promoted and sold as a legitimate software. Once downloaded, WinFix...

Registry Patrol

Posted: May 3, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Registry Patrol is a rogue anti-spyware application. Registry Patrol is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, Registry Patrol will display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version and may generate system slowdown and instability. This program can be extremely difficult to manually remove.

ConfidentUser

Posted: May 3, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
ConfidentUser ConfidentUser is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses false spyware results to urge you to download ConfidentUser's full commercial version. ConfidentUser may be downloaded and installed onto your computer via a ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer found on adult websites. Once installed, ConfidentUser will prompt pop ups disguised as system notifications that lead to websites with rogue anti-spyware programs. ConfidentUser will also run a scan of your computer, and will then offer you to remove the parasites found when you purchase the full ConfidentUser program. Do not click on any link...

SafeHardDrive

Posted: May 2, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
SafeHardDrive is a rogue anti-spyware application designed to scare you into purchasing SafeHardDrive's full version. SafeHardDrive is usually downloaded and installed via ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer from an adult website. Once you're infected, Zlob Trojan will display misleading warning messages that pop up on your Taskbar. SafeHardDrive warning messages claim that your computer is infected with dangerous parasites and will pretend to display spyware results only to trick you into purchasing SafeHardDrive's commercial version. SafeHardDrive is known to be a clone of...

PCSweeperPro

Posted: May 1, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
PCSweeperPro is a rogue anti-spyware program designed to scare you into purchasing PCSweeperPro's full version. PCSweeperPro is usually downloaded and installed via ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer found on adult websites. PCSweeperPro may have all the inner workings of a legitimate program, but it does not deliver what it promises and its only purpose is to mislead computer users with bogus spyware threat reports. PCSweeperPro may claim that your computer has "compromising files" which is the incentive for unsuspecting users to buy PCSweeperPro's commercial version. PCSweeperPro...

SpywareDestructor

Posted: April 30, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
SpywareDestructor is a rogue antispyware application. SpywareDestructor is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, SpywareDestructor will display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version and may generate system slowdown and instability. This program can be extremely difficult to manually remove. SpywareDestructor is a clone of the infamous AntiSpywareExpert, a fraudulent anti-spyware program.

AntiSpyMaster

Posted: April 30, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
AntispyMaster was found to be a rogue anti-spyware program lurking around on the internet ready to attack its next victim. AntispyMaster may be installed automatically through a Trojan infection such as Zlob which could be obtained by the simple download of a fake video codec. After AntispyMaster is installed it will start displaying popup messages and perform fake scans all to scare you into thinking that you need to purchase AntispyMaster in order to remove a parasite. AntispyMaster has been proven to be very difficult to remove in some cases.

PCHealthCenter

Posted: April 30, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
PCHealthCenter pretends to be a legitimate PC cleanup program but the reality is that it is out to take your clean up your money instead of your computer. PCHealthCenter is similar to many rogue anti-spyware programs in that it performs various tasks to get you to purchase a full licensed version of the PCHealthCenter application. PCHealthCenter may be installed without your knowledge through the means of a trojan infection downloaded through a fake video codec or security hole. Manual removal of PCHealthCenter can be very cumbersome.

Win Antivirus 2008

Posted: April 30, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Win Antivirus 2008 is a rogue antivirus application. Win Antivirus 2008 is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, Win Antivirus 2008 will display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version and may generate system slowdown and instability. This program can be extremely difficult to manually remove.

IEAntiVirus

Posted: April 25, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
IEAntiVirus IEAntiVirus, or IE AntiVirus 3.2, is a rogue anti-spyware program due to its deceptive and aggressive advertising practices. IE AntiVirus and its marketing affiliates are distributing and installing IE AntiVirus's anti-spyware program through a download which is bundled with a trojan triggered by a browser helper object (BHO). Many of these trojan bundled downloads are located in sites which offer a "video codec" to be able to view free adult entertainment videos. After your PC is infected with the trojan bundled download, it keeps showing up a popup stating "NOTICE: Your system is...

WinSpywareProtect

Posted: April 22, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
WinSpywareProtect WinSpywareProtect, or Win Spyware Protect, is a rogue anti-spyware application designed to scare you into purchasing WinSpywareProtect's full version. WinSpywareProtect is usually downloaded and installed via ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer from an adult site. Once you're infected, the Zlob Trojan will display misleading warning messages that pop up on your Taskbar. WinSpywareProtect warning messages claim that your computer is infected with dangerous parasites in an attempt to trick you into purchasing WinSpywareProtect's commercial version. In addition, WinSpywareProtect may generate...

SpyMan

Posted: April 21, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
SpyMan is a keylogger that has the ability to record your keystrokes. SpyMan may be known as a program that is used by employers or parents to track activity on a computer but it can be used by hackers to infringe upon your privacy. SpyMan can take screenshots of your activity while using your computer whether it be on a banking website or while accessing personal information. Having SpyMan on your computer can potentially lead to hackers gaining access to your account information or worse, identity theft. We highly urge you to make sure that the keylogger SpyMan is not installed on your...

XP SecurityCenter

Posted: April 21, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
XP SecurityCenter XP SecurityCenter, also known as XPSecurityCenter and XP Security Center, is a rogue anti-spyware program that hides itself under a Window's legitimate software. XP Security Center installs on your computer with the help of a Trojan called Zlob . Once you're infected, Zlob will issue an exaggerated amount of popups and fake security warning messages to "inform" you about supposed spyware infections. XP Security Center has a fake system scanner that may be used to emulate a system scan and display a list of scan results with bogus threats found on your system. XP Security Center uses these...

WinReanimator

Posted: April 20, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
WinReanimator WinReanimator is the latest rogue anti-spyware application that may be brought into your computer system by a Trojan, infiltrating your machine via security system cracks, or may be downloaded directly from www.WinReanimator.com. After WinReanimator is executed, it will bombard your desktop with Windows-like threat notifications, such as the following: "Windows has detected spyware infection! It is recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date antispyware for you Click here to protect your computer from...

VirusIsolator

Posted: April 17, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
VirusIsolator VirusIsolator, or Virus Isolator, is a rogue anti-spyware application designed to scare you into purchasing VirusIsolator's full version. VirusIsolator is usually downloaded and installed via ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer from an adult site. Once you're infected, the Zlob Trojan will display misleading warning messages that pop up on your Taskbar. VirusIsolator warning messages claim that your computer is infected with dangerous parasites in an attempt to trick you into purchasing VirusIsolator's commercial version. In addition, VirusIsolator may generate annoying popup advertisements...