Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs PestCapture


Posted: October 27, 2006

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 44
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPestCapture, a SpySheriff clone, is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays false security messages to lure the user into purchasing the PestCapture software. PestCapture pops up a message on the system tray, which says the compromised computer is infected with dangerous spyware parasites and asks the user to download and install the PestCapture removal program. Once the you click on the message, the PestCapture trojan opens a purchase page distributing the PestCapture software.

PestCapture may come bundled with other spyware/adware and may install without your permission.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

PestCapture.exe File name: PestCapture.exe
Size: 411.64 KB (411648 bytes)
MD5: 4e3a01bbc17efb83596dcb12917d0e42
Detection count: 94
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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