PrivacyConductor

Posted: March 5, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
PrivacyConductor is a corrupt anti-spyware application. PrivacyConductor is advertised aggressively on malicious websites that have the ability to emulate a scan of your computer and label legitimate or non-existent programs as privacy and security risks. If you download and install trial version of PrivacyConductor, it will "detect" even more threats that can only be eliminated by the full version of the program, which you are prompted to purchase. Another malevolent attribute of PrivacyConductor is that while scanning your computer, it actually sends the results with brief file...

TheSpyBot

Posted: March 3, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
TheSpyBot TheSpyBot is a rogue anti-spyware program that reports exaggerated spyware results. TheSpyBot launches on Windows startup and may generate large numbers of popup adverts. TheSpyBot will also display notifications of imaginary security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. TheSpyBot program can be difficult to remove manually, and will continue to try to recreate itself.

Killspy.net

Posted: March 3, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Killspy.net is a corrupt anti-spyware application that may be brought onto your computer by a Trojan via browser security cracks. Once installed, Killspy.net executes a fake scan that is performed in ridiculously short period of time. Killspy.net then notifies you of the threats it "found" and offers to eliminate them if you purchase the full version of the program. Killspy.net is a scam and should not be trusted! Immediate removal of Killspy.net is strongly recommended. The following files were created in the system:

CleanPCTool

Posted: March 1, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
CleanPCTool is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses schemes to trick computer users into purchasing the full CleanPCTool program. CleanPCTool displays several popups and alert messages when it is installed. CleanPCTool may come from a Trojan infection or malicious website where it can be downloaded and installed without your permission or knowledge. CleanPCTool may be difficult to manually remove. It is recommended to use a good spyware removal tool to rid your computer of the CleanPCTool program.

HardDriveGuard

Posted: February 24, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
HardDriveGuard is a delusory anti-spyware application. HardDriveGuard is commonly brought onto your system by various Trojans, or bogus advertising. As soon as HardDriveGuard is installed, it will display large amounts of fake virus threat messages and try to trick you into buying the full version of the corrupt program, giving fake promises that it will sweep all of the parasites found in your system. HardDriveGuard is a scam and should not be trusted. Immediate removal of HardDriveGuard is strongly recommended. The following files were created in the system:

SwiftCleaner

Posted: February 22, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
SwiftCleaner SwiftCleaner is a rogue anti-spyware application. SwiftCleaner is downloaded and installed onto your computer by a Trojan called Zlob . Once SwiftCleaner is installed, it launches on Windows startup and bombards you with fake warning messages. SwiftCleaner will try to scare you into buying its full version by displaying misleading virus threat reports. SwiftCleaner program may be difficult to remove manually, and will continue to try to recreate itself.

VipAntiSpyware

Posted: February 21, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
VipAntiSpyware VipAntiSpyware is a rogue anti-spyware application. VipAntiSpyware is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, VipAntiSpyware 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.

WinPerformance

Posted: February 21, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
WinPerformance WinPerformance is a rogue anti-spyware application. WinPerformance is often brought to your computer by a Trojan Zlob , which exploits weak points in browser security systems. Once Zlob is installed in your system, WinPerformance will perform a scan that will result in exaggerated threat reports. WinPerformance will then repeatedly offer you to eliminate the threats it "found" if you purchase the non-existent full version of the program.

XpCleanerPro

Posted: February 21, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
XpCleanerPro is a corrupt anti-spyware application, and is a clone of the notorious XPAntiVirus. XpCleanerPro may be brought to your system with the help of various Trojans, or can be downloaded directly from developer’s website (www.xpcleanerpro.com). Once installed on your system, XpCleanerPro will carry through a fake scan that will result in deceitful error messages that are generated to scare credible computer users into purchasing the non-existent full version of the program that is promised to purge your machine out of parasites it “detected”. XpCleanerPro is a scam and, therefore,...

SpyBurner

Posted: February 20, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
SpyBurner SpyBurner (clone of notorious FilesSecure ) is a recent rogue anti-spyware application. SpyBurner is promoted as a product of a "fast growing" internet company, but, in fact, is another scam. SpyBurner is often brought to your computer by a Trojan Zlob , which exploits weak points in browser security systems. Once Zlob is installed in your system, SpyBurner will perform a scan that will result in exaggerated threat reports. SpyBurner will then repeatedly offer you to eliminate the threats it "found" if you purchase the non-existent full version of the program.

AntiSpywareUpdates

Posted: February 14, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
AntiSpywareUpdates, a clone of TrustedProtection is a rogue anti-spyware application that is usually brought to your computer by a Trojan called Zlob . Once installed, this malicious parasite will display deceitful error reports in hopes of tricking you into buying the full version of the program, which is actually worthless. AntiSpywareUpdates will only consume your system's processing power, and it is strongly advised to remove this parasite from your system as soon as possible. The following files were created in the system:

Pestbot

Posted: February 14, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Pestbot Pestbot is a rogue anti-spyware application. Pestbot is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, Pestbot 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.

VirusHeat

Posted: February 9, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
VirusHeat VirusHeat, or VirusHeat v.3.9, is a rogue anti-spyware application designed to scare you into purchasing VirusHeat's full version with misleading warning messages that pop up on your Taskbar. VirusHeat 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. VirusHeat warning messages claim that your computer is infected with dangerous parasites in an attempt to trick you into purchasing VirusHeat's commercial version. In addition, VirusHeat may generate annoying popup...

TrojansFilter

Posted: February 8, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
TrojansFilter TrojansFilter is a rogue anti-spyware application that is usually downloaded and installed onto your computer by a Trojan, exploiting browser security loopholes. Once TrojansFilter is installed, it will display false and extremely intrusive warning messages in hopes of scaring you into buying the full version of the program. TrojansFilter is a worthless program used by malicious attackers to deceive credible computer users, and it will only slow down your computer or even cause it to crash. TrojansFilter should be removed from your system as soon as possible.

AntiSpyKit

Posted: February 8, 2008 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
AntiSpyKit AntiSpyKit is a deceitful anti-spyware application, originating from Russian Federation. www.AntiSpyKit.com promotes this parasite to be "one of the most technologically advanced Spyware removal and protection software in the world today" but, in fact, it is a scam. AntiSpyKit is usually brought to your system by a Trojan via browser security gaps. This parasite uses scare tactics by displaying exaggerated threat notifications, in order to trick you into purchasing the non-existent full version of the promoted program. AntiSpyKit should not be trusted, and it is strongly recommended to...