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BlockDefense Image
Read 5,443 times | Last updated on August 30, 2009

BlockDefense is a rogue anti-spyware program that deliberately displays false scan results as a method to scare you into thinking your computer is compromised in some manner. When installed BlockDefense will create numerous fake program files that will then be detected as malware when the program scans your computer. These "infections", though, are actually harmless and pose no threat to your computer. Instead they are just being created to validate the fake scan results of the program.

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SaveDefense Image
Read 4,691 times | Last updated on August 28, 2009

SaveDefense is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as TrustNinja. SaveDefense is categorized as a rogue because it displays deliberate false positives, exaggerated scan results, and false security alerts. When installed, SaveDefense will be configured to start automatically when you login into Windows. Once running, SaveDefense will scan your computer and then display a variety of infections that it will not remove until you purchase the program. It goes without saying that you should not purchase this program for any reason as you will not receive the program as advertised.

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Safety Center Image
Read 35,719 times | Last updated on November 9, 2009

Safety Center is a rogue security suite from the same family as Privacy Center . Safety Center is a program that pretends to be a security suite consisting of a spyware scanner, a firewall, a registry scanner, and privacy protection. In reality, this program has only one goal and that is to take your money without providing anything in return. When installed, Safety Center will be configured to start automatically. Once started you will be shown a screen that shows a variety of tools that you can use to protect and optimize your computer. In reality, though, all of these tools deliberately display false scan results and information to make it seem like you have a problem. It then tries to have you purchase the program so that you can supposedly fix these problems.

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TrustNinja Image
Read 4,644 times | Last updated on August 25, 2009

TrustNinja is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as SaveSoldier. TrustNinja uses false scan results and windows that display misleading alerts or fake warnings in order to try and convince you that your computer is infected. They do this so that you will be scared enough to then purchase the TrustNinja program. When dealing with rogues it is not uncommon for us to come across a known rogue, but when testing them they do not display any fake scan alerts as the program has not been activated by the developers. For example, TrustNinja when being tested stated that the test computer had no infections. On the other hand, the next screen it showed stated that you needed to purchase the program because there are active malware programs running on the computer. As you can see, even when the program has not been activated to show fake scan alerts it still is programmed to show misleading alerts to attempt to scare you.

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SaveSoldier Image
Read 6,247 times | Last updated on August 21, 2009

SaveSoldier is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as SaveKeep. SaveSoldier uses false positives and misleading alerts to convince you that you are infected so that you purchase the program. When installed SaveSoldier will be configured to scan your computer whenever you log into Windows. When the scan is finished it will state that you have numerous infections on your computer, that in reality do not exist, and then prompt you to purchase the program in order to remove them. This tactic of showing exaggerated or fake scan results is a scam to try and have you purchase their program. For no reason should you buy SaveSoldier as it will not deliver the promised security for your computer.

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Computer Defender 2009 Image
Read 6,145 times | Last updated on August 19, 2009

Computer Defender 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Virus Remover Professional. This program uses false scan results and fake security alerts as a method to scare you into thinking that you are infected. When installed, Computer Defender 2009 will be configured to automatically start when you log into Windows. Once running, the program will scan your computer and list a variety of infections that have been found. The program, though, will state that it won't remove the infections until you first purchase it. This is a scam because the infections it finds do not actually exist on your computer at all. It is only stating they exist to scare you into purchasing Computer Defender 2009.

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Smart Virus Eliminator Image
Read 29,273 times | Last updated on August 18, 2009

Smart Virus Eliminator is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Windows Protection Suite. Smart Virus Eliminator uses fake scan results and false security alerts as a tactic to make you think you are infected. It does this because the developers feel if they can convince you that your computer is infected then you will be more likely to purchase it. In reality, though, when you purchase Smart Virus Eliminator it does not provide any protection at all. Instead it just scams you out of your money. If you have paid for the this program already then I suggest you contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

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SaveKeep Image
Read 8,514 times | Last updated on August 17, 2009

SaveKeep is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as WiniShield. This rogue, when installed, will configure itself to start automatically when you start Windows. The installer will also create numerous files on your computer that have random file names and locations. These files are all harmless, but will be classified as infections when SaveKeep scans your computer. The reason why it makes these files is so that there will be a file on the computer that matches what is displayed in the scan results.

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Windows Protection Suite Image
Read 80,117 times | Last updated on August 12, 2009

Windows Protection Suite is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Windows System Suite. When installed, this malware will configure itself to start automatically when your computer reboots. It will also create numerous harmless files that will then be detected as infections when the program scans your computer. It creates these files in order to attempt to validate the scan results that are shown after the scan.

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WiniShield Image
Read 9,896 times | Last updated on August 8, 2009

WiniShield is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses exaggerated scan results to make you think your computer is infected. When installed WiniShield will be configured to start automatically on your computer. Once started, it will perform a scan and then state that your computer is infected with numerous infections that you cannot remove unless you purchase the program. These infections, though, are all false or exaggerated and are only being shown to scare you into purchasing the program.

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