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Antivirus Protection Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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Similar in design and behavior to Antivirus soft and Antivirus Live rogues, this scareware aggressively displays a number of fake security alerts about network infiltration attempts and non-existent malware. Hijacks Internet Explorer by modifying the proxy settings and automatically opens porn websites every now and then. IE is allowed to visit only the sites related

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BitDefender 2011 Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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This scareware uses the name of a legitimate security application to ply its trade upon unwary users. BitDefender 2011 scareware copies the logo and design elements of the well known bitdefender range of security products. Once installed, this rogue software blocks execution of legitimate programs with fake security alerts. These fake warning messages are very

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Antivirus AntiSpyware 2011 Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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Antivirus AntiSpyware 2011 is rogue security application, similar to Internet Security 2010, Security essentials 2010, Security essentials 2011 etc., Once installed, this scareware produces frequent fake security warnings about non-existent malware and network intrusions. This rogue software pops up a security alert and blocks execution of legitimate programs. The fake security alerts come in a

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CleanThis Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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CleanThis scareware uses the Fake Security Essentials Alert to download itself on to the victim’s computer. Once installed, this rogue software proceeds to restart the system automatically, on restart access to the desktop is completely blocked. Taskbar is hidden, right click is disabled and the fake scan is run identifying non-existent malware. You cannot close

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Fake Security Essentials Alert Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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Microsoft Security essentials is the name of the legitimate anti-malware product from Microsoft. The purveyors of scareware are using its name and design elements in their fake security alerts for quite some time now. The fake security essentials alert is a trojan downloader application. It is mostly used as an initial fake warning message which

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System Tool Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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System Tool is a fake anti-malware program. Once installed on the system, it uses various scare tactics to make the user to part with his money. System Tool scareware hijacks the desktop wallpaper and displays its own with a huge warning text. It pops up frequent yellow system alerts with fake security warnings. This rogue

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Data Protection Removal and Analysis

by Shanmuga
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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

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A-fast Antivirus Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga
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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”.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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AntiMalware Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

AntiMalware is a rogue antimalware software with a professional looking interface. It uses a variety of scare messages including Windows UAC like darkening of the screen to persuade the unfortunate user to purchase a subscription. This scareware uses fraudulent Windows safety center ‘shield’ icon in its interface and as its task bar icon.

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Privacy Center Analysis and Removal

by Shanmuga

Privacy Center is the name of a rogue security software that advertises itself as a “Simple one-click solution to protect your PC“. It’s a fraud program that finds non-existent files as security and privacy threats to the user’s computer.

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