Subscribe to Malware Help RSS Feed RSS Feed - Subscribe to Malware Help. Org on Twitter Follow on Twitter - Malware Help YouTube Channel YouTube Channel - Subscribe to Malware Help by Email Subscribe by Email

Featured

Data Protection Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Data Protection Removal and Analysis

Data Protection is a malicious, fraudulent security software that uses a variety of fake system alerts to scare the users into buying a subscription. It initiates a fake system scan at every system start and purportedly finds many non-existent malware infections. This scareware: Installs TDSS rootkit Disables TaskManager Disables Command prompt, Registry editor Prompts to […]

Read the full article →

AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro Analysis and Removal

AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro is a malicious, fraudulent antivirus program that uses fake system alerts about non-existent malware infections and system infiltrations to scam the user’s into purchasing a useless license/subscription. The fake alerts are many and frequent making the computer nearly impossible to use for productive purposes.

Read the full article →

A-fast Antivirus Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for A-fast Antivirus Analysis and Removal

A-fast Antivirus is a fraudulent antivirus program that uses fake visual and aural system alerts to convince gullible users into buying a license for cleaning non-existent malware. The fake alerts are frequent and comes in many colors and sizes accompanied by an audio alert “Your System is infected. Activate full version to clear the system”.

Read the full article →

Cannot visit Security Websites – Cleaning Malware

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Cannot visit Security Websites – Cleaning Malware

A common complaint heard from the victims of a malware attack is one of the following or its variations: Cannot visit antivirus sites – Cannot download antivirus software – Cannot update antivirus/antispyware definitions or updates. One of the symptoms of a malware infection is the inability to visit security related websites, presumably to gather information […]

Read the full article →

Unable to start in Windows safe mode – Cleaning Malware

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Unable to start in Windows safe mode – Cleaning Malware

Safe mode is one of the trouble shooting options available with Windows. In safe mode the PC starts only with those files that are necessary to run Windows. In situations when the malware auto start with Windows and block most of the legitimate programs from running, it becomes an invaluable tool in fighting malware. Most […]

Read the full article →

CleanUp Antivirus Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for CleanUp Antivirus Analysis and Removal

CleanUp Antivirus is a fake security software that uses fraudulent scans to find non-existent malware infections. It pretends to be an all-in-one security and Windows optimization suite. The interface is very similar to legitimate Windows Security Center and uses many Windows design elements in its interface.

Read the full article →

Digital Protection Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Digital Protection Analysis and Removal

Digital Protection is one of the recent entrants to the never-ending line of rogue security software. Once installed this scareware produces a variety of system alerts that are designed to scare the gullible users to buy its subscription. It initiates a fake system scan at every system start and purportedly finds many non-existent malware infections. […]

Read the full article →

Security Central Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Security Central Analysis and Removal

Security Central is a malicious software that masquerades as a genuine security software to cheat gullible users. This scareware has a professional looking interface and uses multiple visual and aural fake system alerts that are designed to convince the victims to pay for a fraudulent subscription.

Read the full article →

Antivirus Suite Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Antivirus Suite Analysis and Removal

Antivirus Suite when installed completely takes over the system, aggressively displays a variety of fraudulent alerts about non-existent malware and infiltration attempts. This scareware installs the in-famous Fake Windows Security Center where all the links lead to the payment page for Antivirus Suite. This rogue security software hijacks Internet Explorer and automatically opens a specific […]

Read the full article →

ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall Free on Tuesday

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall Free on Tuesday

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd is providing its flagship personal firewall product ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall for free for 24 hours starting on Tuesday. This offer comes along with Identity Guard Basic Protection from Intersections Inc.

Read the full article →

Antimalware Doctor Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Antimalware Doctor Analysis and Removal

Antimalware Doctor is a fraudulent software posing as a legitimate security program to scam money out of gullible users. Multiple Windows system alerts about non-existent malware infections are frequently displayed by this scareware. This rogue adds a Windows Security Center look-a-like named Antimalware Doctor Protection Center, where all the links trigger the software activation window. […]

Read the full article →

Antivirus 7 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Antivirus 7 Analysis and Removal

Antivirus7 is a fraudulent security program that claims to perform a scan and display fake system alerts about non-existent malware infections.

Read the full article →

Your Protection Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Your Protection Analysis and Removal

Your Protection is one of a recent addition to the long line of rogue security software. The tested variant posed as a version of the popular Adobe Flash Player. Once activated in the computer, the installer downloads and installs the Your Protection scareware. Once installed the Your Protection scareware looks for installations of certain security […]

Read the full article →

XP AntiMalware Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for XP AntiMalware Analysis and Removal

XP AntiMalware belongs to the family of Trojan:Win32/FakeRean infecting users running Windows XP. It is installed by a trojan dropper file which is capable of installing a rogue with any one of the names from its stable, with a matching fake Windows Security Center.

Read the full article →

Win 7 Security Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Win 7 Security Analysis and Removal

Win 7 Security is one of the recent rogue security software being installed by Trojan FakeRean. This trojan chooses randomly from a list of names each time it is installed. It has the following list of names for Windows 7: Win 7 Security, Win 7 Defender, Win 7 Defender Pro, Total Win 7 Security, Win […]

Read the full article →

ave.exe: A multiple-rogues-in-one Trojan FakeRean

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for ave.exe: A multiple-rogues-in-one Trojan FakeRean

ave.exe is a variant of av.exe installed by the Trojan FakeRean. Just like av.exe, this variant also chooses randomly from a list of names each time it is installed. It has a list of names for all the current versions of Windows with a mathching fake Windows Security Center or a fake Windows Action Center.

Read the full article →

XP Security Tool 2010 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for XP Security Tool 2010 Analysis and Removal

XP Security Tool 2010 belongs to the family of Trojan:Win32/FakeRean infecting users running Windows XP. It is installed by a trojan dropper file which is capable of installing a rogue with any one of the names from its stable, with a matching fake Windows Security Center.

Read the full article →

Security Tool gets nastier

by Shanmuga
Thumbnail image for Security Tool gets nastier

Some recent versions of the Security Tool scareware now includes a ransom ware component that confounds the victims by blocking the desktop with a full screen scare message. It asks for a serial number that will supposedly be provided on purchasing Security Tool, to unlock the computer.

Read the full article →

Cannot run any programs after removing XP Guardian (TrojanWin32 FakeRean)

by Shanmuga

I used Microsoft Security Essentials to get rid of XP Guardian virus from my computer. Since then I am unable to run any .exe programs, Please help. Matt by email XP Guardian belongs to the family of Trojan:Win32/FakeRean. According to Microsoft the latest version “now uses individual names and looks for Windows XP, Windows Vista […]

Read the full article →

Virus Protector Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Virus Protector is another one of those fraudulent security programs that uses scare messages in various colors, sizes and shapes to scam the unwary victims to part with their money for the fake product. The scare messages are many, flooding the desktop every few seconds making it unusable. The scare messages mainly warn about Spam […]

Read the full article →

Antivirus PC 2009 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Antivirus PC 2009 is a fraudulent security software program that is designed to scare the victims with multiple system alerts about non-existent malware infections in order to scam them into paying for its purchase.

Read the full article →

Attack of the Rogues: Fake Windows Action Center

by Shanmuga

Microsoft debuted Windows Security Center (WSC) with Windows XP SP2 that helps in checking the status of software Firewall, Antivirus software and Windows Automatic Updates. If any of the three is switched off or found outdated, the Windows Security Center sends the user an alert via a pop-up notification balloon. With Windows Vista, Microsoft added […]

Read the full article →

Desktop Security 2010 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

A clone of Total PC Defender 2010, this scareware uses authentic looking fake Windows security center alerts and audio “virus found” alerts in addition to the usual system alert messages to scam the users to purchase a subscription. The system is rendered unusable due to many alert messages about non-existent infections.

Read the full article →