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Multi-Rogue 2012

Posted: November 5, 2012

Multi-rogue 2012 is a subsegment of FakeRean, a family of Windows-specific fake anti-malware, anti-spyware and anti-virus scanners. Variants of Multi-rogue 2012 will use a range of different brand names for the operating system of the infected computer; for example, XP Internet Security 2012 is a variant of Multi-rogue 2012 that's installed on Windows XP computers. Programs classified under the Multi-rogue 2012 label may pretend to be able to remove malware from your computer, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found that they don't have any real security features and can't do any better than displaying fake infection alerts. Since members of Multi-rogue 2012 (along with other variants of ) also can be sources of browser hijacks and other security risks, you should strive to detect and delete Multi-rogue 2012 infections with a little help from real anti-malware programs whenever applicable.

The Not-So-Dashing Rogue of 2012 and Its Scam to Grab Your Dollars

Multi-rogue 2012 is one of the most recently-distributed branches of FakeRean. While other branches of FakeRean have been known to display somewhat different visual attributes and functions, Multi-rogue 2012 programs tend to appear identical to each other and are noted for using the same types of attacks. Infection vectors for Multi-rogue 2012 include spam e-mail, drive-by-download exploits that are hosted by malicious websites and fake online scanners. In cases where Multi-rogue 2012 isn't installed directly via malicious scripts like the Blackhole Exploit Kit, related Trojan droppers or downloaders may be implicated in the initial attack.

Variants of Multi-rogue 2012 are installed according to the OS of the PC in question. Some examples include However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found that these variants of Multi-rogue 2012 are distinguished from each other primarily by trivial cosmetic details rather than meaningful differences.

Each of these variants of Multi-rogue 2012 will display fake system alerts regarding keyloggers or other forms of high-level threats that seem to be violating your computer. These pop-ups can appear randomly or when you attempt to open other programs (which Multi-rogue 2012 usually will block). Since SpywareRemove.com malware researchers haven't seen any evidence of Multi-rogue 2012 being able to remove malware or even detect real infections, naturally, buying any variant of Multi-rogue 2012 is a bad idea.

The Failsafe Behind a Multi-rogue 2012 Hoax

Even though Multi-rogue 2012 isn't capable of providing real security features, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have observed that variants of Multi-rogue 2012 are designed to offer very real anti-security attacks. Program-blocking attacks, which can be implemented in several ways (such as through the Windows Registry or by monitoring EXE file launches) are meaningful due to allowing Multi-rogue 2012 to control which applications you can use. Many attacks will focus specifically on default security/maintenance tools for Windows (like Windows Update).

Multi-rogue 2012 also may elect to redirect your browser away from various websites, particularly sites related to computer security. These redirects may disguise themselves in the form of fake web page warning messages and can affect all major browsers. Additional browser-related attacks also may disable some of Internet Explorer's security settings.

Since this state of affairs places your PC in a state of vulnerability, SpywareRemove.com malware research team suggests that you remove Multi-rogue 2012 as fast as you possibly can. If not blocked, any adequate anti-malware program should be able to get rid of Multi-rogue 2012 with a thorough system scan. If your scanner is blocked by Multi-rogue 2012, alternative means of booting your OS, such as Safe Mode, should let you avoid Multi-rogue 2012's startup exploit.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Multi-Rogue 2012 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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