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Pest Detector 4.1

Posted: August 24, 2010

ScreenshotPest Detector 4.1 is a rogue security application created to pilfer money out of its victims. Pest Detector 4.1 uses scare tactics to convince a victim that his/her machine is infected with malware and the only solution is to purchase its "full version". Pest Detector 4.1 is a useless application that can neither detect nor remove malware therefore victims should remove this rogueware from their systems upon detection.




File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %UserProfile%\Application Data\antispy.exe
    2 %UserProfile%\Application Data\defender.exe
    3 %UserProfile%\Application Data\PAV\
    4 %UserProfile%\Application Data\tmp.exe
    5 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\kjkkklklj.bat

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data\antispy.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnPostRedirect" = "0"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = "0"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "tmp"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "SelfdelNT"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PAV

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  • hankjames says:

    I have the Pest Dector 4.1 malware on my laptop, however, none of the files defender.exe; antispy.exe; tmp.exe show up in the Task Remover. Also none of the registry entries show up either.

    I acquired this on Sunday 9/26/10; is it possible that the malcreants have changed the code or am I missing something? Help!


  • supreme being says:

    pest detector 4.1 is total scam my commputer was infected by this pest, i do not know how this people sleep good by scamming other people pretending to be a anti virus software, that infact they are the one controlling commputer and asking people to purchase their products, is our government sleeping about punishing this scam? please do not allow this scam to operate