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Windows Antivirus Pro

Windows Antivirus Pro is a rogue security application that tries to trick you into buying their phony program with false alerts and scan results. Windows Antivirus Pro carries out its evil deeds through the use of Trojan viruses usually a variation of Zlob. Once your PC is infected with Trojan Zlob files, it may prevent you from opening legitimate security programs or Windows tools such as your Task Manager. Be on guard for one of the following alerts that may appear on the system tray next to the taskbar clock: Read more »

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 »

Secure Antivirus Pro

Antivirus Pro is another one of those rogue anti-spyware applications on the web. As in all scam programs Antivirus Pro will throw phony pop-up ads and alerts at you trying to con you into believing that your PC is infected. Here's an example of what their alerts look like: Read more »

Antivirus System 2009

Antivirus System 2009, also known as System Antivirus 2008, Ultimate Antivirus 2008, Vista Antivirus 2008, and XP Antivirus 2008 is a fake anti-spyware application once again terrorizing the web. Just like its previous clones, Antivirus System 2009 spreads through the nefarious Trojan.Zlob or Trojan.Vundo. The Trojans are usually found on dubious websites that include pornographic sites or are bunlded on fake video codec's. Read more »

CoreGuard Antivirus 2009

CoreGuard Antivirus 2009, or Core Guard Antivirus 2009, is a fake anti-spyware application that uses deceptive methods to swindle a computer user into purchasing a full version of the CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 program. CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 may be installed by a Trojan horse infection or from a web site that advertises the CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 application. Read more »

Malware Cleaner

Malware Cleaner is a phony anti-spyware application that should not be confused with the retail Norma Malware Cleaner program. Malware Cleaner is much different from any type of legitimate malware removal application. Malware Cleaner is basically rogue security software that uses dishonest tactics aiding in the extortion of money from computer users. One of the devious attempts to convince computer users to purchase Malware Cleaner is through a fake Windows Security Center notification recommending virus protection. Read more »

Conficker.E

Conficker.E is another version of the Conficker Worm. The authors of Conficker have created Conficker.E as an update to previous versions to use a new tactic of spreading or downloading the rogue anti-spyware program Spyware Protect 2009. Conficker.E is also known to download W32.Waledac Trojan, which is an older Trojan infection that could steal password information and transfer information through remote connections. Read more »

AV Antispyware

AV Antispyware is an application that uses various deceiving tactics to get computer users to purchase a full version of the AV Antispyware program. AV Antispyware is a clone of MS Antispyware 2009, which is also another rogue anti-spyware application. AV Antispyware or AVAntispyware, is usually installed and advertised through a Trojan horse infection. Read more »

HomeAntivirus 2009

HomeAntivirus 2009, or Home Antivirus 2009, is a deceitful application that is designed to extort money from you through various fake advertising messages and system scans. HomeAntivirus 2009 is offered as a security protection program for Windows claiming to provide firewall protection, block popups and protect your system from threats. All of these functions are not part of the HomeAntivirus 2009 application but used to making you think HomeAntivirus 2009 will provide you with a high level of protection. Read more »