Rogue Antispyware

Total Rogue Antispyware parasites in our DB: 1003
Rogue Antispyware added today: 0
 
 

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

Windows Internet Guard

April 8th, 2014
Windows Internet Guard is a malicious program, which belongs to FakeVimes virus family. All viruses that belong to this gang share the same appearance and also act the same. They all report about nonexistent viruses and then, after scaring people into believing that their PCs are infected, offer a pair... More...

Windows Internet Watchdog

April 4th, 2014
Windows Internet Watchdog is a malicious program, which follows another malware known as Windows Web Watchdog. While we still don't have the example of this virus, we decided to write about it following several security experts in order to warn our followers. It seems that this rogue belongs to a notoriously... More...

Windows Web Watchdog

April 1st, 2014
Windows Web Watchdog is a malicious rogue anti-spyware, which belongs to the notorious family of rogues called FakeVimes. As soon as it infiltrates the system, it modifies some of its components and starts showing fake alerts that all report about tens of different viruses. Of course, this is done just... More...

DATABASE OF Rogue Antispyware PARASITES

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  • Internet Security severity is 99 (99 / 100) September 24th, 2013 8 Comments
    Internet Security is a fake antivirus program that was designed by computer hackers to steal the money from random PC us...
  • Internet Security 2012 severity is 80 (80 / 100) May 1st, 2012 5 Comments
    Internet Security 2012 is a fake antivirus that is distributed by the same gang pushing fake HDD rogue optimizers such a...
  • Security Shield severity is 70 (70 / 100) September 25th, 2013 54 Comments
    Security Shield is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as System Tool and Security Tool. Once installed, i...
  • Smart Fortress 2012 severity is 74 (74 / 100) May 9th, 2012 4 Comments
    Smart Fortress 2012 is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses various misleading methods to scare you into thinking that...
  • System Check severity is 64 (64 / 100) April 26th, 2012 16 Comments
    System Check is a fake defragmenter that shouldn't be left on your computer although you have never actually installed i...

  • 007 AntiSpyware August 3rd, 2009 No Comments
    007 AntiSpyware is a potentially unwanted application that may report fake computer security threats. This program can b...
  • 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 its licens...
  • 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 that their co...
  • Active Antivir June 29th, 2009 No Comments
    Active Antivir is yet another rogue anti-spyware application that intentionally displays false scan results and bogus se...
  • Active Security October 15th, 2009 No Comments
    Active Security is a misleading application from the same family as Protection System and CoreGuard Antivirus 2009. The ...
  • Additional Guard is a misleading anti-spyware application, fake spyware removal tool. Basically, it is just a rename of ...
  • AdProtect April 2nd, 2009 No Comments
    AdProtect is a rogue anti-spyware program, fake spyware remover. This misleading tool is usually installed without user'...
  • Advanced Antispyware Solution is a rogue anti-spyware application that gives false security reports of dangerous threats...
  • Advanced Antivirus Remover is a misleading security application that uses false scan results and fake security alerts to...
  • 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 software, ...
  • 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 offensive...
  • 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 that your ...
  • 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 scare the us...
  • Advanced Spyware Detector is another rogue anti-spyware application, fake spyware remover. Like many similar rogue progr...
  • Advanced Virus Protection is a misleading security application that displays false or exaggerated scan results and fake ...
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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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