WHAT ARE ROGUE ANTISPYWARE
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
Antivirus System Pro is classified as a rogue anti-spyware application because it uses misleading methods in order to scare you into purchasing this program. Usually, the rogue uses false scan results and fake security warnings. It states that your computer is infected with Trojans, adware or...
Live Security Professional is another dangerous threat from Winwebsec family. This family has already became famous for its Live Security Platinum and the latest rogue, which is called System Progressive Protection . It seems that scammers have used the same GUI for this threat and designed...
What is System Tool 2011?
System Tool 2011 is a seriously dangerous program, which has been spread around for years. However, it seems that it is still actively distributed on the Internet and used for stealing people's money. Similarly to System Tools and other well-known rogues, this...
DATABASE OF Rogue Antispyware PARASITES
Total Rogue Antispyware parasites in our DB: 1021
September 24th, 2013 | 8
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
Internet Security 2012 is a fake antivirus that is distributed by the same gang pushing fake HDD rogue optimiz...
September 25th, 2013 | 54
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
Smart Fortress 2012 is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses various misleading methods to scare you into thi...
April 26th, 2012 | 16
System Check is a fake defragmenter that shouldn't be left on your computer although you have never actually i...
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 ...
January 31st, 2012 | 3
A-Fast Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses misleading methods to scare users into thinking tha...
June 29th, 2009 | No Comments
Active Antivir is yet another rogue anti-spyware application that intentionally displays false scan results an...
October 15th, 2009 | No Comments
Active Security is a misleading application from the same family as Protection System and CoreGuard Antivirus ...
April 30th, 2012 | 4
Additional Guard is a misleading anti-spyware application, fake spyware removal tool. Basically, it is just a ...
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
Advanced Antispyware Solution is a rogue anti-spyware application that gives false security reports of dangero...
Advanced Antivirus Remover
August 24th, 2009 | 1
Advanced Antivirus Remover is a misleading security application that uses false scan results and fake security...
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
Advanced Spyware Detector is another rogue anti-spyware application, fake spyware remover. Like many similar r...
Advanced Virus Protection
June 2nd, 2010 | 2
Advanced Virus Protection is a misleading security application that displays false or exaggerated scan results...
HOW TO REMOVE ROGUE ANTISPYWARE
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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