Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs PestSweeper


Posted: June 27, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 5
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: April 15, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPestSweeper, also known as Pest Sweeper, is a rogue anti-spyware program that may be downloaded and installed onto your computer by Trojan.Zlob. Once Trojan.Zlob is installed, it will display fraudulent error messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and adware applications

. The fraudulent error message may start as "Malware and harmful software were found" and to click on the 'OK' button to remove the malware detected.

If you click on the fraudulent error message, you'll be redirected to PestSweeper.com where there's a free trial version of PestSweeper to download.

After PestSweeper runs a scan of your computer, it will then offer you to remove the parasites it "found" when you purchase the full version of the PestSweeper program. It is strongly recommended to remove PestSweeper from your system without any hesitation.


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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:

setup_en[1].exe File name: setup_en[1].exe
Size: 2.26 MB (2260102 bytes)
MD5: bdd5e9e8f6633a84add99202b71a97cf
Detection count: 96
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 15, 2020
pestsweeper.exe File name: pestsweeper.exe
Size: 147.45 KB (147456 bytes)
MD5: 23410f644a4fe78e1eb63f807f683e97
Detection count: 93
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009