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CryptoDefense Image
Read 102,407 times | Last updated on April 4, 2014

CryptoDefense is a ransomware program that was released around the end of February 2014 that targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. When a computer is infected, the ransomware will scan your computer and encrypt data files such as text files, image files, video files, and office documents. The infection will also create a screenshot of your active Windows screen and upload it their Command & Control server. This screen shot will be inserted in your payment page on their Decrypt Service site, which is explained further in this FAQ. When it encrypts a file, it will also create a How_Decrypt.txt and How_Decrypt.html file in every folder that a file was encrypted. The HTML and TXT files will contain instructions on how to access a payment site that can be used to send in the ransom. A list of all the files that have been encrypted by CryptoDefense are stored under the HKCU\Software\\PROTECTED.

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Windows Pro Defence Kit Image
Read 8,032 times | Last updated on March 18, 2014

Windows Pro Defence Kit is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Pro Defence Kit is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

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Windows Defence Master Image
Read 7,443 times | Last updated on March 14, 2014

Windows Defence Master is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Defence Master is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

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Windows Security Master Image
Read 8,641 times | Last updated on March 11, 2014

Windows Security Master is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Security Master is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

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Windows Defence Unit Image
Read 8,319 times | Last updated on March 8, 2014

Windows Defence Unit is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Defence Unit is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

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Windows Protection Booster Image
Read 8,392 times | Last updated on March 5, 2014

Windows Protection Booster is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Protection Booster is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

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Windows AntiVirus Booster Image
Read 14,597 times | Last updated on March 1, 2014

Windows AntiVirus Booster is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows AntiVirus Booster is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

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Windows Antivirus Helper Image
Read 6,985 times | Last updated on February 28, 2014

Windows Antivirus Helper is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows Antivirus Helper is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

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Sweet-pages.com Image
Read 65,019 times | Last updated on February 25, 2014

The Sweet-page.com adware from the Adware.LinkHijacker family of browser hijackers that are bundled with certain free programs that you can download off of the Internet. This adware is considered a browser hijacker because it changes your web browser's home page and default search provider to Sweet-page.com without your permission. Furthermore, this adware will append the argument http://www.sweet-page.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=tugs&uid= to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-internet related programs. This causes the Sweet-page.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked shortcuts. Unfortunately, there is no Uninstall Programs entry that uninstalls Sweet-page from your computer and instead you need to use the specialized tools found in this guide to clean your computer.

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Windows AntiVirus Tool Image
Read 8,046 times | Last updated on February 24, 2014

Windows AntiVirus Tool is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.FakeVimes family of computer infections. This program is considered scareware because it displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and does not allow you to access your legitimate Windows applications. Windows AntiVirus Tool is distributed through web sites that display a fake online virus scanner that states your computer is infected and then prompts you to download the installation file. This infection is also promoted by hacked web sites that contain exploit code that tries to install the infection on your computer without your permission or knowledge.

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