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PC Sweeper

Posted: June 22, 2010

PC Sweeper is a rogue anti-spyware program designed to pilfer money from unwary computer users. PC Sweeper uses scare tactics to convince users that the PC is infected with malware. PC Sweeper runs a fake system scan which reports bogus parasites on the system and then urges the user to purchase PC Sweeper's licensed version to remove the alleged threats. PC Sweeper is corrupt software and does not remove any threats from your PC. PC Sweeper is the only threat and should be removed from the system using reliable anti-spyware software.

File System Modifications

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

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "PC Sweeper"

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