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  • TDSS, Alureon, or TDL3 Rootkit Image

    How to remove Google Redirects or the TDSS, TDL3, or Alureon rootkit using TDSSKiller

    TDSS, or TDL3, is the name of a family of rootkits for the Windows operating system that downloads and execute other malware, delivers advertisements to your computer, and block programs from running. This rootkit infects your computer in various ways that include replacing hard disk drivers with malicious versions. Once a computer is infected, TDSS will be invisible to Windows and anti-malware programs while downloading and ...

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    Remove Dr. Guard (Uninstall Guide)

    Dr. Guard is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Paladin Antivirus. This rogue is promoted and installed through the use of fake alert Trojans that advertise the program on your desktop. This rogue is also known to be bundled with the TDSS, or TDL3, rootkit. As MBAM is not capable of removing this rootkit, you may need to request further assistance in our Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum...

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    Remove Antimalware Doctor (Uninstall Guide)

    Antimalware Doctor is a rogue anti-spyware program that is installed through malware. When installed, Antimalware Doctor will be configured to start automatically when you login to Windows. Once running it will scan your computer and detect numerous infections, but will not remove them until you first purchase the program. These infections, though, are all fake. The real infection are the Antimalware Doctor program itself and...

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    Remove Virus Protector (Uninstall Guide)

    Virus Protector is a rogue anti-spyware program that is promoted through malware. When the malware installs Virus Protector it will also create hundreds of harmless files with random file names throughout your computer. These files will then be detected as infections when Virus Protector scans your computer. If you try to remove them, though, the program will state that you must first purchase it before it will allow you to d...

  • PC Defender Image

    Remove PC Defender (Uninstall Guide)

    PC Defender is a rogue anti-spyware program that is installed through Trojans. The Trojan installer pretends to be a program that is needs to be installed before you can view an online video. Once you install the Trojan it will download and install PC Defender on to your computer without your permission. When the rogue is installed it will be configured to start automatically when you login to Windows. Once running, PC Defend...

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Image

    How to use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to scan and remove malware from your computer

    As you may have noticed, we use MalwareBytes' in a lot of our removal guides. We do this for no reason other than the fact that the program simply works well and that we can count on it to remove what it says it can. It is updated constantly throughout the day and has excellent protection on all the new malware that comes out. With that said, we feel that MalwareBytes is an important tool to have as part of your computer's se...

  • Personal Anti Malware Center Image

    Remove Personal Anti Malware Center (Uninstall Guide)

    Personal Anti Malware, or Personal Anti Malware Center if it is registered, is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Antivirus'09. This rogue is advertised through the use of aggressive advertising and false scan results in order to trick you into thinking that you are infected. When installed, Personal Anti Malware will configure itself to start automatically when you login to Windows. Once running it will sca...

  • Security Essentials 2010 Image

    Remove Security Essentials 2010 (Uninstall Guide)

    Security Essentials 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Internet Security 2010. This rogue is installed by Trojans that pretend to be a Flash update that is required to view online videos. Instead of actually letting you view the video, though, this Trojan will download and install other malware, including Security Essentials 2010. One of the Trojans that will be installed is C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss3...

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    Remove My Security Wall (Uninstall Guide)

    My Security Wall is a rogue from the same family as Virus Doctor. This rogue is promoted through the use of Trojans and fake online anti-malware scanners. When installed My Security Wall will be configured to start automatically when you log into Windows. The installer will also create numerous fake malware files that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer. ...

  • Security Antivirus Image

    Remove Security Antivirus (Uninstall Guide)

    Security Antivirus is a rogue from the same family as Virus Doctor. This rogue is promoted through the use of Trojans and fake online anti-malware scanners. When installed Security Antivirus will be configured to start automatically when you log into Windows. The installer will also create numerous fake malware files that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer. ...

  • SecurePcAv Image

    Remove SecurePcAv (Uninstall Guide)

    SecurePcAv is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Wini family of malware. This rogue is promoted and installed through the use of Trojans that pretend to be programs necessary to view certain online videos. When you download and install this Trojan it will install the rogue and configure it to start automatically when your computer starts. This same Trojan will also create fake malware files on your computer with random fil...

  • Advanced Defender Image

    Remove Advanced Defender (Uninstall Guide)

    Advanced Defender is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Personal Protector. This rogue is distributed through malware that will install the program onto your computer without your permission or knowledge. While being installed this program will also create fake and harmless malware files on your computer that will be detected by Advanced Defender when it scans your computer....

  • Paladin Antivirus Image

    Remove Paladin Antivirus (Uninstall Guide)

    Paladin Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Malware Defense. This rogue is installed and promoted through the use of Trojans that will install it on to your computer without your permission. Once installed, it will scan through the list of programs installed on your computer, and if it finds certain legitimate anti-malware programs, will prompt you to uninstall them....

  • SafePcAv Image

    Remove SafePcAv (Uninstall Guide)

    SafePcAv is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Wini family of malware. This rogue is promoted and installed through the use of Trojans that pretend to be programs necessary to view certain online videos. When you download and install this Trojan it will install the rogue and configure it to start automatically when your computer starts. This same Trojan will also create fake malware files on your computer with random filen...

  • Your PC Protector Image

    Remove Your PC Protector (Uninstall Guide)

    Your PC Protector is a rogue anti-spyware program that uses aggressive techniques to stop your from removing it from your computer. This malware is installed via Trojans that install it on to your computer without permission. Once installed the rogue will attempt to stop you from running any executable programs and will display an alert when you run them stating that the program is infected. It will also automatically restart...

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    Remove GuardWWW (Uninstall Guide)

    GuardWWW is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Wini family of malware. This rogue is promoted and installed through the use of Trojans that pretend to be programs necessary to view certain online videos. When you download and install this Trojan it will install the rogue and configure it to start automatically when your computer starts. This same Trojan will also create fake malware files on your computer with random filen...

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