Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs PCSweeperPro


Posted: May 1, 2008

PCSweeperPro is a rogue anti-spyware program designed to scare you into purchasing PCSweeperPro's full version. PCSweeperPro is usually downloaded and installed via ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer found on adult websites.
PCSweeperPro may have all the inner workings of a legitimate program, but it does not deliver what it promises and its only purpose is to mislead computer users with bogus spyware threat reports. PCSweeperPro may claim that your computer has "compromising files" which is the incentive for unsuspecting users to buy PCSweeperPro's commercial version.

PCSweeperPro states on the "System scan" message:

Your internet privacy is being threatened
Download PC protection for Free"

Do not click on the "Download PC protection for Free" or any link provided by PCSweeperPro. Once you click on the "Download PC protection for Free" button, you'll be redirected to IE PCSweeperPro's website (pcsweeperpo.com) to download and purchase PCSweeperPro's anti-spyware program. PCSweeperPro "System scan" messages may continue to try to recreate itself after reboot.

Similar known PCSweeperPro clones are IE AntiVirus and VirusHeat.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 PCSweeperPro.dll
    2 PCSweeperPro.exe
    3 PCSweeperPro.lnk

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:

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