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Contraviro Image
Read 19,606 times | Last updated on June 20, 2009

Contraviro is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Unvirex. Contraviro uses aggressive and false certifications in order to promote their product as well as exaggerated and false scan results to convince you that your computer has a security risk. When installed, Contraviro will be configured to start automatically when you log into Windows. Once running, it will scan your computer and list hundreds of supposed security risks on your computer. These risks, though, are legitimate Microsoft programs and should not be deleted as it would cause Windows to not operate properly. If you attempt to remove these supposed infections with Contraviro it will then prompt you to purchase the program.

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Malware Destructor 2009 Image
Read 14,059 times | Last updated on June 17, 2009

Malware Destructor 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Malware Catcher 2009 and Virus Shield 2009. This program uses Trojans and deceptive advertising as a way of promoting itself. This rogue will also hijack your Internet Explorer's default search to point to plexfind.com. When installed, Malware Destructor 2009 will create the following files that pretend to be malware ...

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Virus Remover Professional  Image
Read 8,233 times | Last updated on June 17, 2009

Virus Remover Professional is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as AV AntiSpyware and P Antispyware 09. This program is advertised through the use of Trojans that display fake security alerts from your Windows taskbar. If you click on these alerts, you will be brought to a web site prompting you to download and install Virus Remover Professional in order to protect your computer. On this web site you will also see numerous fake awards and accolades attributed to this program. Research has shown that none of these awards are legitimate.

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VSCodec Pro Image
Read 6,351 times | Last updated on June 16, 2009

VSCodec Pro is a video and audio codec package that is advertised through the use of Trojans. These Trojans, when installed, will constantly display alerts stating that there is something wrong with your video and audio settings on your computer. If you click on these alerts, it will then take you to the VSCodec Pro web site where you will be told that you need to purchase the program in order to fix your computer's video and audio configuration. This Trojan will also make it so that you are unable to open audio and video files on your computer. When you attempt to open one of these files, the file will be closed and you will be presented with an alert stating that there is something configured incorrectly so that you cannot run this type of media.

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Protection System  Image
Read 66,854 times | Last updated on June 14, 2009

Protection System is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as CoreGuard 2009. Protection System uses false scan results and fake security warnings as a method to make you think you are infected. To make matters worse, in order to protect itself from legitimate anti-malware programs it will attempt to automatically uninstall the following programs without your permission ...

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Wind Optimizer Image
Read 6,870 times | Last updated on June 9, 2009

Wind Optimizer is a rogue Windows optimization software from the same developers of General Antivirus and Personal Antivirus. When Wind Optimizer is installed it will be configured to start automatically. Once started it will prompt you to scan your computer, and when finished, will state that there are a variety of problems on your computer. In order to fix any of these problems, though, you will be required to first purchase the program. What Wind Optimizer is not telling you is that the problems it states you have are grossly exaggerated, or not a problem at all, and that fixing them will most likely not help with your computer's performance.

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Antivirus System Pro Image
Read 666,383 times | Last updated on November 29, 2009

Antivirus System Pro is a rogue anti-spyware that uses false scan results, fake security alerts, and Internet Explorer hijacking in order to have you purchase this program. It is because of these actions that we classify Antivirus System Pro as a rogue anti-spyware program. When installed, Antivirus System pro will be configured to start automatically when you log into Windows. Once running it will scan your computer and display numerous infections that do not actually exist. Furthermore, it will state it will not remove these infections unless you first purchase the program. This method of stating there are infections, but not removing it until you purchase it, is just another tactic to have you purchase the software.

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XP Deluxe Protector Image
Read 38,997 times | Last updated on June 3, 2009

XP Deluxe Protector is a rogue anti-spyware from the same family as XP Police Antivirus. This rogue is advertised through the use of Trojans that display fake security alerts from your Windows taskbar. These alerts state that your computer is compromised or infected and then prompts you to download and install XP Deluxe Protector. Once downloaded and installed, XP Deluxe Protector will be configured to automatically start when you login to Windows. Once started, the program will scan your computer and then list a variety of infections that do not actually exist on your computer. If you try to remove these infections using the program, it will state that you need to purchase it before you can do so.

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WinBlueSoft Image
Read 23,392 times | Last updated on June 3, 2009

WinBlueSoft is a rogue anti-spyware and ransomware program from the same family as WiniBlueSoft. This incarnation, though, uses some interesting tricks to keep itself from being removed and to force you to install WinBlueSoft in order to try and fix your computer. First, Trojans will constantly bombard you with security alerts stating your computer is horribly infected and that you should download and install WinBlueSoft in order to clean your computer. These types of alerts, though, are common for programs of this nature. It is another part part of the malware recipe that WinBlueSoft uses called blocker.dll that makes this infection more devastating. Blocker.dll is a malware file that is loaded through the Windows AppInit_DLLs Registry value. When loaded, blocker.dll will make it so that you cannot launch any programs unless the program's filename is among the 53 filenames that it allows such as iexplore.exe, explorer.exe, sidebar.exe, and of course WinBlueSoft.exe. Essentially, the blocker.dll is acting as Ransomware requiring you to install and purchase WinBlueSoft, so that WinBlueSoft can then remove blocker.dll and allow you to launch your normal programs. Furthermore, when blocker.dll is loaded for the first time it will change your desktop to a black background with dark red ominous text written over it.

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UnVirex Image
Read 6,595 times | Last updated on June 2, 2009

UnVirex is a rogue anti-virus program that purposely displays false or exaggerated scan results stating that your computer is infected. The program shows these results in order to try and convince you that you are infected so that you purchase the UnVirex program. When installed, UnVirex will be configured to automatically scan your computer when you login to Windows. It will then repeatedly prompt you to purchase a license of UnVirex in order to remove these so-called infections.

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