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SecuritySoldier Image
Read 5,193 times | Last updated on September 28, 2009

SecuritySoldier is a scareware program that utilizes fake malware files and misleading promotion techniques to sell itself. SecuritySoldier is typically encountered via web pop-ups that appear when browsing the web. These pop-ups will state that your computer is infected and that you should run an online anti-malware scanner in order to remove these infections. When you click on the pop-up, you will be brought to a page that shows an advertisement that pretends to be an online anti-malware program. It will start scanning your computer and then show a fake crash screen, while prompting you to download and install SecuritySoldier to fix your computer. It is important to note that these advertisements have no way of knowing what is on your computer and can be ignored.

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Security Tool Image
Read 3,044,563 times | Last updated on October 25, 2010

Security Tool, otherwise known as SecurityTool, is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as System Security. This program is promoted through the use of Trojans and web pop-ups. When this rogue is promoted via a Trojan it will be installed onto your computer without your permission or knowledge. When promoted via web pop-ups, you will be shown a pop-up when browsing the web that states your computer is infected. If you click on the pop-up you will be brought to a page that shows an advertisement that pretends to be a fake online anti-malware scanner. At the end of the advertisement, it will state that there are infections and then prompt you to download and install Security Tool onto your computer.

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SecurityFighter Image
Read 5,583 times | Last updated on September 23, 2009

SecurityFighter is a scareware program that attempts to trick you into purchasing the software by making you think you are infected. SecurityFighter is installed along with Trojans that display fake security alerts on your computer. When the program is installed it will be configured to start automatically when your computer boots up. The installer will also create numerous files with random names that are used to impersonate malware files. When SecurityFighter scans your computer it will detects these files as malware but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase the program. The files that were created, and then detected during the scan, are completely harmless and cannot do anything bad to your computer. They are just being created to try to substantiate SecurityFighter's claims that there is active malware on your computer.

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SaveArmor Image
Read 6,232 times | Last updated on September 20, 2009

SaveArmor is a rogue anti-spyware that deliberately displays fake scan alerts and false security notices on your computer. SaveArmor is typically installed onto your computer by a Trojan that displays false security alerts. The installer will also create numerous fake files on your computer that are used to impersonate malware files. SaveArmor will then be configured to start automatically, and once started, the program will automatically scan your computer. When the scan is finished it will display the files that were created by SaveArmor as malware, but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase the program. It is important to remember that the fake malware files it creates cannot harm your computer. They are only being created to trick you into thinking you are infected.

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Green AV Image
Read 18,939 times | Last updated on September 19, 2009

Green AV is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Anti-virus-1. This program is classified as a rogue because it uses deceptive promotion techniques and exaggerated scan results as a method to make you think you are infected. Green AV is promoted through the use of fake online anti-malware scanners, that when finished, will state that your computer is infected and that you should download and install Green AV in order to protect it. It is important to know that the online scanner is just an advertisement and has no way of knowing what is running on your computer. Once download, Green AV will be configured to start automatically when you login to Windows. Once running it will scan your computer and then list a variety of infections that it will not remove until you purchase the program. These infections, though, are not real and do not exist on your computer. Green AV is only showing them to try and trick you into thinking that there is some sort of infection on your computer.

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SaveDefender Image
Read 5,404 times | Last updated on September 18, 2009

SaveDefender is classified as a rogue anti-spyware program because it deliberately attempts to trick you into thinking that you are infected with malware. It attempts to do this with three methods. The first method is the creation of numerous harmless files that are intended to impersonate malware files. The second method is that when the program scans a computer it will state that these files are malware, but will not allow you to remove them without first purchasing the program. It does this in order to trick you into thinking that you are infected in the hopes that you will then purchase the SaveDefender program.

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TrustWarrior Image
Read 12,497 times | Last updated on September 17, 2009

TrustWarrior is a new rogue from the Wini-family of rogue anti-spyware programs. This rogue is installed through the use of Trojans that automatically install it on to your computer without your permission. When the program is installed it will also create hundreds of harmless files on your computer with random names that are used to impersonate malware on your computer. TrustWarrior will then be configured to start automatically on your computer when you log into Windows. Once running, TrustWarrior will scan your computer and state that there are numerous infections present, but will not remove any of them until you purchase the program. These infections, though, are the files that were created when TrustWarrior was installed and are completely harmless. These files are only being shown to scare you into thinking that there are actual infection files present on your computer.

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Windows PC Defender Image
Read 95,445 times | Last updated on September 16, 2009

Windows PC Defender is a new rogue from the same family as Ultimate System Guard and Windows Guard Pro. Windows PC Defender is promoted through the use of pop-ups that appear when browsing the web. These pop-ups will state that malware was detected on your computer and that you should perform an online anti-malware scan. Regardless of what button you press on this pop-up you will be brought to a page that shows what appears to be an online scanner that is scanning your computer. This scanner, though, is only an advertisement and has no way of scanning your computer, let alone telling you if there are infections on it. When the advertisement is finished it will state that you are infected and then prompt you to download Windows PC Defender to your computer.

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SoftSafeness Image
Read 6,242 times | Last updated on September 14, 2009

SoftSafeness is a new rogue from the same family as SafetyKeeper. This program is classified as a rogue because it uses deceptive tactics to convince you that your computer is infected, when in reality the only infection is SoftSafeness itself. SoftSafeness is installed via a Trojan that installs the program on to your computer without your permission. This same Trojan will then display a variety of security alerts on your computer, which are described in more detail below. When SoftSafeness is installed it will be configured to start automatically when you login to Windows and will also create numerous fake files that will impersonate malware infections. Once running it will perform a scan of your computer and then display the files it created in the first place as infections. It will then state that it will not allow you to remove these files until you first purchase the program. The reality is that these fake malware files pose no threat to your computer, but are only being created, and then displayed as infections, in order to scare you into thinking that you are infected in the hopes that you will then purchase the program.

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Omega AntiVir Image
Read 14,676 times | Last updated on September 11, 2009

Omega AntiVir is classified as a rogue anti-spyware application because it displays false and exaggerated results as a method to have you purchase the software. When installed Omega AntiVir will be configured to start automatically when you log into Windows. Once running it will perform a scan and then state that there are numerous infections found on your computer, but will not remove them until you purchase the program. These supposed infections, though, are either legitimate programs or do not even exist on the computer. The reason Omega AntiVir displays them is to make you think you are infected in the hopes that you will then purchase the program.

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