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Security Central Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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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.

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Antivirus Suite Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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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 […]

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Antimalware Doctor Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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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. […]

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Antivirus 7 Analysis and Removal

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

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Your Protection Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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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 […]

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XP AntiMalware Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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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.

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Win 7 Security Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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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 […]

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

by Shanmuga
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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.

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XP Security Tool 2010 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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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.

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Security Tool gets nastier

by Shanmuga
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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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Security essentials 2010 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Security essentials 2010 a clone of Internet Security 2010 is a fake Windows security program trying to cash in on the name of the legitimate Microsoft Security Essentials. This scareware uses a variety of fake messages that are designed to imitate the Windows system alerts about non-existent malware infections to convince the user to purchase […]

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Advanced Defender Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Advanced Defender is a fake security program that changes and disables the desktop background and then uses a flurry of false system messages in order to scare the user to purchase the program. This scareware disables the Windows task manager and stops Windows Security Center (wscsvc) to protect itself and blocks the execution of many […]

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Total PC Defender 2010 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Total PC Defender 2010 is a fraudulent program that uses fake system warning messages to convince the users to purchase a subscription. This rogue security software uses a irritating audio alert in addition to other fake system alerts. Once installed on the system Total PC Defender 2010 initiates a system restart and hijacks the desktop […]

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Antivirus Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

On being re-directed from a compromised website, this fake online virus scanner mimics windows explorer and simulates a antivirus scan by clever use of animated gif images and javascript. The fake scan will run even if the warning dialogue box is closed or canceled and the fraudulent software will be downloaded and run. Once the […]

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Antivirus Soft Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Antivirus Soft belongs to the family of Antivirus Live. Once installed it completely takes over the system, aggressively displays a variety of fradulent alerts about non-existent malware and infiltration attempts. This scareware installs the Fake Windows Security Center where all the links lead to the payment page for Antivirus Soft. Hijacks Internet Explorer and automatically […]

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Internet Security 2010 Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Once installed in the system, Internet Security 2010 produces a variety of fraudulent messages about non-existent malware. The scare messages are designed to scam the user to purchase a subscription. These scare messages are very frequent and insistent making the computer unusable. It blocked the execution of internet browsers internet explorer, firefox and google chrome […]

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Malware Defense Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Malware Defense extensively uses the Windows logo, icons and other design elements in its interface. This rogue software installs the notorious ‘fake windows security center‘ (wscsvc32.exe). The Virus Protection part of the fake windows security center urges the victim to activate Malware Defense license. ‘Fake security center alerts‘ about Windows Firewall detecting unauthorized activity are […]

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PC Live Guard Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Similar in interface and actions to Windows Protection Suite and Additional Guard scareware, the PC Live Guard rogue security software pretends to be an all-in-one security and optimization suite. This scareware uses fraudulent scans and reports finding non-existent malware infections. The pop-ups, system alert messages including Windows UAC like darkening of the screen are very […]

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