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Fake XP SecurityCenter Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

XP SecurityCenter is rogue antimalware application installed through dubious means like a link in a spam mail or through a link in a hacked website. It’s look-alike of the legitimate Windows Security Center and it does what other rogue antimalware apps do that is to scare the unfortunate victim by throwing various pop-up messages about […]

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Antivirus 2009: Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

This post analyzes the installation method of a rogue antivirus application Antivirus 2009 and its effective removal as observed by me. Antivirus 2009 is a fake antivirus application, designed to scare the users with fake alert screens about non-existent and often misleadingly named threats found on your system. When the user tries to clean the […]

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Malware: Antivir64 Manual Removal

by Shanmuga

Further to my earlier blog about Antivir64 Rogue Antispyware software, there were many enquiries about how I managed to get rid of it off my system. Let’s start with the files and registry keys created by this malware. The following were found in my fully patched Windows Vista system:

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Malware Alert: Antivir64 Rogue Antispyware

by Shanmuga

Antivir64, a new rogue antispyware is on the prowl, it seems to be installing from scanner.antivir64.com with an affiliate id 1050 (scanner.antivir64.com/?aff=xxxx). The victims are redirected -probably through .htaccess file hack- from certain pages of legitimate but hacked websites. A quick google search shows first reports of blog sites getting hacked to redirect visitors to […]

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How to remove Internet Antivirus (Internet Antivirus removal self help guide)

by Shanmuga

"Internet Antivirus is a new rogue anti-virus program that uses false information and aggressive tactics in order to scare people into purchasing it. Most people see ads for Internet Antivirus as they browse the web…If you decide to download and install the program, Internet Antivirus will be set to automatically run when your computer starts. […]

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