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Netcom3 PC Cleaner

Posted: February 5, 2009

Netcom3 PC Cleaner, also known as Netcom3PCCleaner, is a rogue anti-spyware program that installs in your computer system with the help of Trojan Zlob or through other unethical mechanisms. You may have also downloaded Netcom3 PC Cleaner from a rogue website thinking it would remove your spyware threats.

Zlob may pop up fake notifications to make you believe that your computer is infected with spyware. These fake notifications may appear harmless because they're designed to look similar to the messages issued by Windows Security Center. Although the makers of Netcom3 PC Cleaner seek to goad you into purchasing Netcom3 PC Cleaner, this program should not be trusted. Netcom3 PC Cleaner is similar to other popular rogue anti-spyware programs such as Pro AntiSpyware 2009, Windows Antivirus 2008, Antivirus 360, NanoAntivirus, and Antivirus 2009.

Once Netcom3 PC Cleaner's trial version is installed, it will run a fake system scan to generate a list of spyware results that are supposedly found in your system. Along with this scan, popups and fake system alert messages may appear to "inform" you about your supposed infections.

If you click on any of these messages, you'll be redirected to MSAntiSpyware2009's rogue website to further download Netcom3 PC Cleaner's licensed version.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %app_data%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Netcom3 Cleaner.lnk
    2 %common_profile%\Start Menu\Programs\Netcom3 Cleaner
    3 %desktop%\Netcom3 Cleaner.lnk
    4 %program_files%\Netcom3 Cleaner
    5 %system%\Netcom3 Cleaner.exe
    6 %system%\SpyClean.exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Netcom3 Cleaner"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "SpyClean"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Netcom3 CleanerHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SpyCleanHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netcom3HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Netcom3 Cleaner_is1

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