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Ultimblock.com

Posted: July 22, 2011

Ultim Block ScreenshotThe Ultimblock.com website is a site that profits off of selling scamware products like Ultim Block, a fake anti-virus application that was first seen in late July of 2011. Since Ultim Block is itself a copy of other rogue anti-virus programs like Ultimate Defender and Ultimate Scan, contact with Ultimblock.com should be considered just as likely to result in malware infections, credit card-stealing attacks and fake infection warnings. Clones of Ultimblock.com rogue anti-virus programs have been seen being distributed by fake online scans and by Trojans that pretend to be browser updates, and Ultimblock.com may also be abusing similar tactics. If at all possible, avoid giving information or money to Ultimblock.com, and if you've accidentally had a chance encounter with the Ultimblock.com website, use an appropriate anti-malware product scan your PC for potential infections like Ultim Block.

Ultimblock.com's Uncreative but Potent Scamware-Delivery Plot

Ultimblock.com shows all the same signs that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have seen in a variety of recent rogue anti-virus software websites, including reliance on misinformation to force you to install its fake product. Unlike real anti-virus software companies, Ultimblock.com distributes Ultim Block by using Zlob Trojans and other types of malicious software to force Ultim Block onto your PC whether you want it there or not. Many of these installation scams will create messages that make it appear as though your PC is infected, and then offer Ultim Block or one of Ultim Block's clones as a way to cure the infection.

You can see one sample of Ultimblock.com's deceitful product distribution practices here:

"[Rogue security program name] Firewall Alert! – Scanning of your system is currently on, please waiting until the end. Your system affected by numerous virus attacks, [Rogue security program name] Firewall Alert recommends you to install proper software to protect your computer?"

The irony is that although Ultim Block does engage in 'blocking' behavior of a sort, Ultim Block is incapable of preventing viruses from entering your system, and, in fact, has shown no sign of having any real anti-virus features that SpywareRemove.com malware analysts can find. Fake errors like the one shown above are only Ultimblock.com's way of trying to steal your credit card information while giving you nothing back, and should be ignored as inaccurate at best, and potentially harmful at worst.

The Real Software-Related Block That Ultimblock.com Doesn't Want You to Identify

Ultimblock.com will do more than simply feed you bad information; however, Ultimblock.com scamware and its clones are also capable of preventing you from using any legitimate anti-malware programs that you may have on your PC. To bypass this unwarranted software barricade and remove Ultim Block and related Ultimblock.com infections, boot your computer in Safe Mode or from a removable hard drive.

As a clone of other websites with similar intentions that are maintained by the same criminals, attacks by Ultimblock.com can also be seen under a variety of other names. For example, a few Ultimblock.com clone sites include Ultimdefender.com, Ultimsecurity.com, Bogemasecurity.com and Ultimate-scan.com. These websites market rogue anti-virus products like Ultimate Defender, Ultimate Security, Bogema Security and Ultimate Scan, none of which differ significantly from ultimblock.com's own Ultim Block scamware.