Posts with the FakeVimes tag


FakeVimes is a family of rogue antivirus programs. Firstly spotted in February, 2012, this group of rogues is based on TrojanDownloader:Win32/FakeVimes which tends to attack poorly protected systems. As soon as it downloads FikeVimes components, Trojan sets the system to display fake alerts and scanners reporting about malicious programs detected. This family of programs additionally offers to purchase illegitimate security software. All programs that belong to this family share identical GUI and also use the same alerts expected to make users concerned about their PCs’ security. Typically, FakeVimes members are active for no more than 5 days.Security experts report that FakeVimes family has been particularly popular among Internet criminals and it is expected to grow in the future. 


September 1st, 2014
What is VirusSecurity? VirusSecurity (also known as Virus Security) is a fake anti-spyware that can do anything to make you believe that it seeks to help you improve your PC's security and protection. If you started receiving alerts from this program, you should be concerned because it's the most obvious sign... More...

Windows Web Shield

May 15th, 2014
Windows Web Shield is a fake security tool that was detected several days ago. Similarly to other rogue anti-spywares, this program promises to help people remove unwanted malware, malicious applications and other cyber threats. Of course, it has no ability to do that and all what this program does is imitates system scan and then... More...

Windows Security Master

May 14th, 2014
Windows Security Master is a malicious program, which can easily infiltrate your computer. Such viruses can be prevented by installing reputable anti-spyware and updating it as soon as new updates show up. However, if you keep visiting illegal sites, download illegal programs on the system and do similar things, you... More...

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...

Windows AntiBreach Patrol

March 31st, 2014
Windows AntiBreach Patrol is a malicious program, which belongs to notorious family of rogues known as FakeVimes. As soon as it enters the system, it drops its own files and starts applying its misleading techniques that are dedicated for the only thing – stealing people's money. The clearest sign showing... More...

Windows Antivirus Patrol

March 21st, 2014
Windows Antivirus Patrol is a malicious program, which can easily be categorized as rogue anti-spyware. Just like any other rogue, ransomware and similar virus, it was created for making the money for its creators. That's why Windows Antivirus Patrol displays continuous pop-up ads that offer purchasing its fake license. Of... More...

Windows Pro Defence Kit

March 19th, 2014
Windows Pro Defence Kit is a malicious application, which was created for making the money. It is categorized as rogue anti-spyware because all it does is infects computers and then starts displaying fake alerts. Of course, it always 'detects' something and then offers purchasing its useless license and eliminating detected... More...

Windows Defence Master

March 17th, 2014
Windows Defence Master is another virus, which belongs to FakeVimes virus family and has nothing in common with a real anti-malware. It displays only fake alerts and system scanners that all report about invented viruses. This scareware seeks the only thing – to make people purchase its useless license. However, instead of... More...
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