Rogue Antispyware are parasites that mimic legitimate antiviruses and anti-spyware programs. These programs do not have real security application capabilities. Rogue Anti-Spyware programs come without any real parasite database and all parasites they detect are predefined in their code. These fake anti-spyware programs will refuse to fix any of the infections without paying for them first. After the payment, some will claim that infections are cleaned up, and some will ignore the payments at all. This classifies rogues as subsection of Malware.

Newest Rogue Antispyware

Removal of Mac Defender

June 6th, 2015. What is Mac Defender? As security experts claim, Mac Defender is one of the first programs that have proven the fact that Mac OS is not invulnerable. In fact, this program belongs to the 'rogue anti-spyware', which attacks have been traced for the first time in 2011. In most of the cases, it... More...

How to remove Antivirus Pro 2017

May 25th, 2015. What is Antivirus Pro 2017? Antivirus Pro 2017 is a dangerous program that belongs to 'rogue anti-spyware' category. What does that mean? The main thing that you have to realize that each of its system scanners and reports is fake. In addition, you should also keep in mind that this... More...

How to remove Windows Prime Accelerator

May 7th, 2015. What is Windows Prime Accelerator? Windows Prime Accelerator is a dangerous virus, which belongs to 'rogue anti-spyware' category. If it infiltrates computer, it immediately modifies several system settings and starts its annoying activity. Basically, this activity is based on continuous... More...


Total Rogue Antispyware parasites in our DB: 1031

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  • Internet Security September 24th, 2013 | 8 Comments
    Internet Security is a fake antivirus program that was designed by computer hackers to steal the money from ra...

  • Internet Security 2012 May 1st, 2012 | 5 Comments
    Internet Security 2012 is a fake antivirus that is distributed by the same gang pushing fake HDD rogue optimiz...

  • Security Shield September 25th, 2013 | 54 Comments
    Security Shield is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as System Tool and Security Tool. Once in...

  • Smart Fortress 2012 May 9th, 2012 | 4 Comments
    Smart Fortress 2012 is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses various misleading methods to scare you into thi...

  • System Check April 26th, 2012 | 16 Comments
    System Check is a fake defragmenter that shouldn't be left on your computer although you have never actually i...

  • 007 AntiSpyware August 3rd, 2009 | No Comments
    007 AntiSpyware is a potentially unwanted application that may report fake computer security threats. This pro...

  • 24/7 PC Guard May 14th, 2013 | No Comments
    24/7 PC Guard is a rogue anti-spyware, which actively tries to convince its victims that they should purchase ...

  • 360 Safe virus February 23rd, 2015 | No Comments
    What is 360 Safe? 360 Safe by Qihoo 360 is promoted as an anti-spyware for Windows and Mac based computers, a...

  • A-Fast Antivirus January 31st, 2012 | 3 Comments
    A-Fast Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses misleading methods to scare users into thinking tha...

  • Active Antivir June 29th, 2009 | No Comments
    Active Antivir is yet another rogue anti-spyware application that intentionally displays false scan results an...

  • Active Security October 15th, 2009 | No Comments
    Active Security is a misleading application from the same family as Protection System and CoreGuard Antivirus ...

  • Additional Guard April 30th, 2012 | 4 Comments
    Additional Guard is a misleading anti-spyware application, fake spyware removal tool. Basically, it is just a ...

  • AdProtect April 2nd, 2009 | No Comments
    AdProtect is a rogue anti-spyware program, fake spyware remover. This misleading tool is usually installed wit...

  • Advanced Antispyware Solution April 24th, 2012 | 2 Comments
    Advanced Antispyware Solution is a rogue anti-spyware application that gives false security reports of dangero...

  • Advanced Antivirus Remover August 24th, 2009 | 1 Comments
    Advanced Antivirus Remover is a misleading security application that uses false scan results and fake security...

  • Advanced Defender February 9th, 2010 | No Comments
    Advanced Defender is a rogue anti-spyware program that is promoted and installed through the use of malicious ...

  • Advanced PC Shield 2012 October 25th, 2011 | No Comments
    Advanced PC Shield 2012 is a corrupted antivirus, rogue anti-spyware, that is distributed by using illegal and...

  • Advanced Security Tool 2010 August 24th, 2010 | No Comments
    Advanced Security Tool 2010 is a rogue security program that use deceiving methods to trick you into thinking ...

  • Advanced Spyware Detect April 24th, 2009 | No Comments
    Advanced Spyware Detect is yet another rogue anti-spyware application. The main purpose of this rogue is to sc...

  • Advanced Spyware Detector August 9th, 2011 | 1 Comments
    Advanced Spyware Detector is another rogue anti-spyware application, fake spyware remover. Like many similar r...

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Rogue Anti-Spyware programs are related to adware. That is, they aggressively promote their services. In some cases they block regular PC functions like task manager to simulate heavy infections and force people into spending money. Differently from regular Adware, Rogue Antispyware programs advertise their own services only.
Rogue AntiSpyware are spread by Trojans usually. That is they are either downloaded by trojans infecting PC or are distributed as fake software updates, codecs and alike. Quite often browser, JAVA or Flash vulnerabilities are used to infect PCs as well. In some cases, users can not tell how they got Rogue Anti-Spyware infection.
Rogue Anti-Spyware programs are quite difficult to remove because of their ability to disable regular antiviruses and Anti-Spyware programs. This is especially true for regular antivirus packages that have limited protection against malware attacks. Some Rogue parasites come with additional trojans and rootkits, that make removal especially difficult.
Examples of Rogue AntiSpyware parasites:
Security Tool - this parasite is best know Rogue parasite from 2009 till 2010. It has quite generic name and reputable design that made people believe that they pay for real thing. Security Tool makers produced tons of rogues with similar design and capabilities.
AVG Antivirus 2011 - this rogue mimics name of legitimate antivirus package. It tries to cash in by misusing good name of AVG antivirus. There are several other parasites that have similar names to regular programs.

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