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AntivirusBEST

AntivirusBEST is a bogus anti-spyware program. AntivirusBEST uses very similar tactics to other rogue anti-spyware programs. Once you've installed AntivirusBEST and run its scanner, the scanner will show results stating that your PC has tons of infections when in fact these scan results are all made up to con you into buying the full paid version of the AntivirusBEST program. Read more »

Registry Doktor 2009

Registry Doktor 2009 is a rogue registry cleaner application that is designed to display various fake advertising messages and system errors only to extort money from you. Offered as a registry cleaner, Registry Doktor 2009 falsely claims to be able to remove registry errors from a Windows system. These functions are not part of the Registry Doktor 2009 application but used to make you think that Registry Doktor 2009 will provide you with security protection. Read more »

Rootkit.TDSS

Rootkit.TDSS or Rootkit.TDss, is a malevolent rootkit parasite that is able to open up your system to outside attacks. Rootkit.TDSS enables remote hackers to gain access to your computer and use it to carry out malicious functions or actions over the internet. Rootkit.TDSS can be hidden residing in the system memory. Rootkit.TDSS may also block access to security related sites or applications preventing removal and detection in some cases. Read more »

Virus Sweeper

Virus Sweeper, also known as VirusSweeper, is a fake anti-spyware program that may come from a Trojan horse infection. Virus Sweeper, once installed, prompts you with multiple bogus popup messages. If any of the Virus Sweeper popup messages are clicked on then it may redirect you to a malicious website that advertises rogue anti-spyware programs. Read more »

Conficker.C

Conficker.C, aka Worm:Win32/Conficker.D, W32/Confick-G, and Trojan.Win32.Pakes.ngs, is a brand new modified version of the horrible Conficker worm which caused PC users' lots of headaches since being spotted in late 2008. Conficker.C is scheduled to attack on April 1st. Conficker.C will have the ability to perform many damaging acts to your computer. It will try to disable your Windows Automatic Update and stop you from accessing Windows Security Center. Read more »

Kido

Kido, which is commonly known as Conficker, is a horrifying worm that will enter your computer without you knowing it. Kido does this by exploiting weaknesses in Windows MS08-067. This malicious worm will cause serious damage to your PC. Kido is diabolical because it prevents you from visiting anti-virus and anti-spyware sites which could remove the infection. What makes Kido so fiendish and dangerous is that it can spread its infection to countless other PC's over your network. Read more »

Ultra Antivirus 2009

Ultra Antivirus 2009, which is a variant of Antivirus 2009, is another rogue application. Ultra Antivirus 2009 will enter your PC through the Zlob Trojan by acting as an innocent video codec. Once Ultra Antivirus 2009 is installed onto your computer a scan will appear and pretend to warn you of multiple infections that do not exist. Annoying pop-ups and false alerts will also be triggered and be displayed on your PC screen. The purpose of these fraudulent advertising activities is to fool you into buying the full paid version of Ultra Antivirus 2009. Needless to say, the Ultra Antivirus 2009 is a useless scam application. These pop-ups and alerts make it quite difficult and frustrating to use your PC. The perpetrators of this scam are internet terrorists as well as criminals: trying to scare you, terrorize the use of your PC and steal your money. Stand up to these miscreants and don't fall prey to buying their sham program. If you believe you have been a victim of Ultra Antivirus 2009, remove the infection ASAP. Read more »

WinDefender2008

WinDefender2008 (WinDefender 2008 or Win Defender 2008) is a rogue spyware remover that leaps into your computer by Trojan Zlob through system security holes and tries to make you believe its a Windows XP or Vista security program. WinDefender2008 runs when Windows starts, generating fake security popups and fake system messages reading: Read more »

AntiSpyPro

AntiSpyPro is a rogue anti-spyware application that is usually downloaded and installed by a Trojan Zlob parasite. The Trojan program most often gets into the system bundled with a fake video codec or under other dubious circumstances. Once executed, it will download and install the BHO into your Internet Explorer that will hijack your Google and Yahoo search results and display false notifications claiming that your system is in serious danger and offering you to download a "reliable" anti-spyware application AntiSpyPro. However, in reality AntiSpyPro will not clean your system but might actually expose your PC to more serious threats. Read more »

IEDefender

IEDefender is labeled as a rogue anti-spyware program because of its aggressive, deceptive advertising methods. Even though the IEDefender scans for malware, its advertising tricks you into purchasing the program by presenting you with intrusive, deceptive warnings. Read more »