Live PC Care is a misleading anti-spyware application that simulates a system scan and reports false system security threats or infections to make you think your computer is infected with Trojans, spyware, adware, worms and other malicious software. The rogue application is basically a clone of Additional Guard, System Defender and Enterprise Suite. It is promoted through the use of Trojans that come from fake online scanners or other misleading websites. Once installed, Live PC Care will create several files on your PC and later will detect those files as infections. In order to remove the supposed infections you will be asked to pay for a full version of the program. However, this is a scam. Do not purchase it and uninstall Live PC Care from your computer as soon as possible.
[Figure 1. Live PC Care graphical user interface]
Live PC Care creates the following files: SM.dll, cb.drv, runddl.dll, CLSV.sys, ppal.sys, ppal.dll, PE.tmp, DBOLE.exe, DBOLE.sys, exec.dll, kernel32.drv, hymt.drv, FW.dll. Then the rogue program associates these files with the following malware infections:
Of course, there are more than just these listed above and if you search for Virus.BAT.IBBM.ClsV you will find that such infection actually exist. However, LivePCCare just uses the real names of infection to make the scam look more realistic. Likely, the scammers took malware descriptions from viruslist.com. The only real infection is Live PC Care itself.
Furthermore, the misleading application will display fake security alerts and notifications to scare you into thinking your computer has many serious security/privacy threats. You will likely see fake security notifications with “Warning! Virus detected” header and malware name in the body of the warning. Infection will be randomly taken from the above list. And of course, Live PC Care will display the same infections on every compromised computer.
[Figure 2. Live PC Care fake system alerts]
The fake notifications read:
Live PC Care is not a legitimate anti-spyware application and should be removed upon detection. Do not buy this software. If you have inadvertently purchased it, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Use the removal guide below or an automatic removal tool and remove Live PC Care from your computer as soon as possible. Please note that removal delay will likely make the situation more complicated, because this rogue application is able to download additional malware on your computer.