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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 »

Antivirus '09

Antivirus '09 or Antivirus09, is a bogus anti-spyware application that loads fake infection warnings. Antivirus '09 may be pushed by Trojans (such as Zlob) through fake security warnings or popup messages. You may think that the trial version of Antivirus '09 will assist you with detection and removal of spyware but it will not. Antivirus '09 in the full purchased version does no more than the trial version. After Antivirus '09 is installed, it will continually attempt to lure you into purchasing the Antivirus '09 licensed program. Antivirus '09 is an absolute waste of money if you ever purchase it. 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 »

Green Antivirus 2009

Green Antivirus 2009 is the latest and greatest scam in the market of new rogues. We're not getting any breaks from these malicious hackers! But, we have them under our belts! Read more »

Virus Doctor

Virus Doctor (VirusDoctor) is a fake spyware remover. Virus Doctor sneaks into your computer system to use all mean necessary to empty your pockets. Virus Doctor will try to scare you with fake messages, as well as, bogus scans and scan results stating that you have been infected with spyware to push you into buying the full Virus Doctor to solve your spyware problems. Read more »

Conficker

Conficker, aka Downadup and Kido, is one of those nasty worms that sneaks into your PC by taking advantage of holes in Windows MS08-067. Conficker gets into your PC and then stops you from being able to visit anti-virus and anti-spyware websites. This of course makes it difficult for you to remove the infection. Conficker also has the uncanny ability to copy itself when you reboot your machine. One of the worse things that this horrible worm does is to spread itself to other PC over your network. Microsoft attacked this problem by releasing a patch to fix the Windows flaw. Read more »

System Guard 2009

System Guard 2009 (SystemGuard 2009) is a fake spyware remover usually installed by Trojan Zlob. Like other rogue anti-spyware programs, System Guard 2009 is known to trick gullible users into buying System Guard 2009's full version as a legitimate software. Truth is, System Guard 2009 is just another scam that uses fake popups and system notifications to make you believe you are infested with spyware. System Guard 2009 may also try to deceive you with misleading ads on websites. 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 »