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

rogue antivirus

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 →

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 →

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 If any of the three is switched off or found outdated, the Windows Security Center sends the user an alert via a pop-up notification balloon.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 →

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

Read the full article →

Rogue antivirus program comes with tech support

by Shanmuga

In an effort to boost sales, sellers of a fake antivirus product known as Live PC Care are offering their victims live technical support. According to researchers at Symantec, once users have installed the program, they see a screen, falsely informing them that their PC is infected with several types of malware.

Read the full article →

Rogue antivirus lurks behind Google Doodle searches

by Shanmuga

"It’s the latest example of just how good scammers have become at manipulating Google search results. For months now, they’ve followed Google’s Trending Topics section and then used search engine optimization techniques to push hacked Web pages up to the top of Google’s search results, security experts say. They do this by flooding hacked pages

Read the full article →

Rogue antivirus scammers have made $150M

by Shanmuga

"They’re the scourge of the Internet right now and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation says they’ve also raked in more than $150 million for scammers. Security experts call them rogue antivirus programs. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center issued a warning over this fake antivirus software Friday, saying that Web surfers should be wary

Read the full article →