Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs SoftVeteran


Posted: October 22, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 16
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotSoftVeteran is a rogue security program. SoftVeteran is installed through Trojans that are disguise as Flash updates or video codecs. Legitimate video codecs are necessary for watching an online video. Once this particular Trojan is installed, it will load SoftVeteran onto a computer as well as create a large number of malicious files throughout the C:\Windows and C:\Windows\System32 directories.

SoftVeteran comes from the group of hackers that created other rogues such as WiniGuard, Soft Fighter and others. SoftVeteran is not a trusted program for detection and removal of parasites. The bogus infections that SoftVeteran supposedly detects are fabricated for the purpose of scaring you into purchasing a full version of SoftVeteran. Undoubtedly, users shouldn't do so.


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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:

SoftVeteran.exe File name: SoftVeteran.exe
Size: 830.97 KB (830976 bytes)
MD5: d9c5180f173b4f7be5a5ba2624cfdcb3
Detection count: 27
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 915.52 KB (915528 bytes)
MD5: 3eff1e506c0494727a993d617f6db50a
Detection count: 26
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:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\SoftVeteran Software\SoftVeteran