Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs Pest-Patrol


Posted: May 29, 2008

Threat Metric

Ranking: 16,708
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 119
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: May 19, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPest-Patrol is a rogue anti-spyware application. Pest-Patrol is often downloaded and installed by a Trojan, through browser security holes, or via other unconventional and unethical mechanisms. Once installed, Pest-Patrol will display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version and may generate system slowdown and instability. This program can be extremely difficult to manually remove. Pest-Patrol attempts to mislead people into believing that it is actually CA PestPatrol (a legitimate antispyware application).


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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:

pp_lite[1].exe File name: pp_lite[1].exe
Size: 57.03 KB (57034 bytes)
MD5: 9ca9a0dd68da182606e088d916648c7a
Detection count: 13
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
IEWarning.dll File name: IEWarning.dll
Size: 86.01 KB (86016 bytes)
MD5: ab704acab20e22c6b4ce5a586badf22b
Detection count: 11
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
Pest-Patrol.exe File name: Pest-Patrol.exe
Size: 1.81 MB (1818624 bytes)
MD5: 63d7c67066f8615fdea26211f2c49ef6
Detection count: 6
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:


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