VirusRay

Posted: October 22, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
VirusRay VirusRay, or VirusRay 3.8, is a rogue spyware removal tool designed to trick users into purchasing its full rogue version by showing misleading warning messages on the Taskbar. VirusRay is usually downloaded and installed via ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer from an adult site. Once executed, VirusRay will scan your machine and use false positives in order to frighten you into purchasing the full version of the program. Although VirusRay may appear to be undamaging, it is a security risk to your computer and it may actually expose you to more security threats by installing additional...

XPAntivirus

Posted: October 12, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
XP Antivirus (also known as XP Anti Virus 2008, XPAnti Virus and XP Antivirus 2008) is a fake spyware removal tool that is usually downloaded onto your computer by a Trojan (most likely the Zlob Trojan) or under other dubious circumstances. XP Antivirus is not a legitimate spyware removal tool. XP Antivirus has moved on to be cloned onto other rogue anti-spyware programs like Antivirus 2009 , Antivirus 2008 , Vista Antivirus 2008 , Windows Antivirus 2008 and others. Once downloaded, XP Antivirus begins to haunt the user by displaying false security alerts that read: "WARNING!!!...

Awola

Posted: September 25, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Awola Awola is a rogue anti-spyware application that is often downloaded and installed without user knowledge or consent. Awola is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan called Zlob . Once installed, Awola will display a fake security message similar to a Windows notification pops up saying your PC is infected with malware. Awola's warning message is used to lure you into purchasing, downloading and installing their program to remove the imaginary spyware.

SystemDefender

Posted: September 24, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
SystemDefender SystemDefender is a rogue security product that creates junk files on your system for the purpose of falsely labeling them as well-known infections. SystemDefender is also a serious security threat since SystemDefender may block a wide range of security and diagnostic programs that Windows needs to run properly. It's important to delete SystemDefender if you should find it on your PC, and to take preemptive defensive measures to prevent SystemDefender's infection; SystemDefender is likely to be spread by Trojans and other malware, as well as dangerous websites. Windows SystemDefender...

AntiSpyware Shield

Posted: September 13, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
AntiSpyware Shield AntiSpywareShield is a fake anti-spyware program that is related to Dr. Antispy. AntiSpywareShield is downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once it is installed, AntiSpywareShield will show notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks in its attempts to trick the user into purchasing the full version of the application and may even cause sluggish performance of your computer.

AntiVirGear

Posted: September 13, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
AntiVirGear AntiVirGear is a rogue anti-spyware application designed to scare you into purchasing AntiVirGear's full version by showing misleading warning messages on your Taskbar. AntiVirGear is usually downloaded and installed via ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer from an adult site. AntiVirGear scans your computer and uses false positives in order to frighten you into buying the full program. Although AntiVirGear may appear to be harmless, it is a security risk to your computer and it may actually expose you to more security threats by installing other malicious applications. Home site for this fake...

W32/CTX

Posted: September 5, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Virus Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
W32/CTX is a worm that will be received in an e-mail as an attachment called SETUP.EXE. The icon for the file looks just like a standard Windows icon, except for the color. The message within the e-mail is a simple smiley ":)". While W32/CTX is in memory, it will scan all of the following file types for potential victims by picking out e-mail addresses: DBX, EML, HTM, HTML, IEX, MBX, NCH, TXT. W32/CTX uses several techniques designed to evade detection by anti-virus software products.

PC Cleaner2007

Posted: July 31, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
PC Cleaner2007 PCCleaner2007 is a corrupt PC cleanup program that that infiltrates systems with the help of certain Trojans and loopholes in browser security settings. Once it is installed onto your PC, PCCleaner2007 will display notifications of imaginary security risks in its attempts to scare the user to buy the full version of the program. PCCleaner2007 launches on Windows startup and may display an icon in the system tray. PCCleaner2007 is affiliated with the Banbra Trojan.

AntiSpyStorm

Posted: July 31, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
AntiSpyStorm AntispyStorm, a clone of DioCleaner, is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses deceptive tactics to trick you into buying their full version of the program. AntispyStorm attempts to scare you into purchasing their software by displaying fake Warning messages that your PC is infected. AntispyStorm is downloaded by Trojans through browser security holes.

MalwareBurn

Posted: July 26, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
MalwareBurn MalwareBurn , a clone of SpyViper Pro and SpyShield , is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses deceptive tactics to trick you into purchasing their software. MalwareBurn displays fake warning messages on your taskbar stating that your PC is infected with spyware. MalwareBurn attempts to scare you into purchasing the full version of the program. MalwareBurn is usually downloaded and installed by various types of Trojans.

SuperSpywareKiller

Posted: July 22, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
Super Spyware Killer is a corrupt anti-spyware program designed to goad users into purchasing its full rogue version. Super Spyware Killer may be installed to your system together with fake video codec, via browser security holes or by using other unconventional delivery methods. The makers of Super Spyware Killer only want to steal your money by offering this rogue. Super Spyware Killer shouldn't be trusted and is advised to be removed with no delay.

VirusProtect Pro

Posted: July 1, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
VirusProtect Pro VirusProtect Pro, also known as VirusProtectPro , is the latest rogue anti-spyware program to come out from the makers of SpyDawn and VirusBurst . Do not confuse VirusProtect Pro with VirusProtect , which is the newest addition to the rogue anti-spyware program family. VirusProtect Pro is installed by a trojan called Zlob , which attempts to trick you into buying the alleged anti-spyware program. Once you're infected with VirusProtect Pro, a fake security message similar to a Windows notification pops up saying your PC is infected with malware. This VirusProtect Pro message is...

VirusHeal

Posted: June 26, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
VirusHeal As an update to the confirmed scamware product SpyHeal , VirusHeal may have swapped its specialty from anti-spyware to anti-viruses, but VirusHeal is no more legitimate than its predecessors and can be considered to be a rogue anti-virus program with no beneficial features. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found that VirusHeal, like many other types of fake AV programs, is often installed by Zlob Trojans and will engage in standard scamware attacks such as creating fake error messages, inaccurate scanner displays and even hijack your desktop or web browser. Since VirusHeal uses...

RegSort

Posted: June 21, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
RegSort RegSort is a rogue computer cleanup application. RegSort is ostensibly designed to detect and repair registry errors, but is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, RegSort launches on Windows startup. It will display notifications of imaginary registry errors in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version.

KillSpy

Posted: June 21, 2007 | Category: Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs | Threat Level: 10/10
KillSpy KillSpy is a rogue antispyware program that may download and install without your knowledge or consent through a Trojan. KillSpy pops up fake security alerts on your taskbar in order to trick you into purchasing their software. KillSpy may also download and install other unwanted software without your permission. KillSpy is cloned from various well known rogue software products, such as DrAntiSpy , BraveSentry and SpyShredder .