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Malware Doctor

Posted: February 18, 2009

The product Malware Doctor is considered to be a rogue anti-malware program due to its confirmed false positives and installation through deceptive means. Malware Doctor will display horrible scan results that make it look like your computer is riddled with infections, but you don't need to buy this bogus anti-malware program to fix your problem. This rogue anti-malware scanner will show these results even if there are no other infections on your system besides Malware Doctor itself. Besides being a useless anti-malware tool, this infection may also pose a security hazard, so you should strongly consider deleting Malware Doctor before worse befalls your machine.

This Doctor Gets in Through the Back Door

Unlike a real security program, Malware Doctor is easily noticed as a rogue anti-malware application because of its delivery method. There are some misleading advertising links that allow unwitting victims to download Malware Doctor freely, but far and away the most prolific source of Malware Doctor infection is through Trojans. Vundo style Trojans are fingered by most as the source of the problem. These Trojans can be fended off by using passive security measures such as updated anti-malware programs that are kept running to notice surreptitious threats as they try to sneak onto your system.

Malware Doctor will also be a lot pushier than most programs, and uses startup registry entries to force you to endure its presence right along with your operating system.

The Malware Doctor infection can also go by other aliases and slight variant versions, such as the infamous MalwareDoc.

Don't See This Doctor in the Surgery Room!

As noted earlier, Malware Doctor's main damage is done in panicking the user with deliberately misleading scan results. Malware Doctor may also create general pop-up alerts that alarm the user over innocent files or files that Malware Doctor created to be scapegoats.

The most dangerous potential attack from Malware Doctor is one used by most rogue anti-malware tools – the possibility of having your real security products all ignominiously shut down and being prevented from running. More extreme rogue anti-malware products can even block the related security websites from your browser.

Malware Doctor registers .dll files as well as messing about with your registry, which makes it relatively challenging to remove. In most cases, you should delete Malware Doctor and similar mid and high-level threats with the assistance of anti-malware programs. If you use Safe Mode and other common safety techniques, you should be able to get your security programs to work again and sweep Malware Doctor out the front door.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 Malware Doctor.exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\Malware DoctorHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Malware Doctor

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Malware Doctor may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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