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    Remove Advanced Virus Remover (Removal Instructions)

    Advanced Virus Remover is a scareware program that pretends to be an anti-virus program. In reality, though, this program is programmed to show that your computer is infected even if it is not. It does this in order to scare you into thinking you are infected and thus scamming you into purchasing the program. When Advanced Virus Remover is installed it will be configured to start automatically, and when started, will supposed...

  • Presto TuneUp Image

    Remove Presto Tuneup (Removal Guide)

    Presto TuneUp is a scareware program that pretends to be a Windows optimization program. It includes features such as a Disk Doctor, a Startup Manager, Privacy Guard, and the System Doctor. The problem is that none of these tools actually do what they are said to do. Instead this program will scan your computer and list a variety of problems that will not be fixed unless you first purchase the program. This is why Presto Tune...

  • Fast Antivirus 2009 Image

    Remove Fast Antivirus 2009 (Uninstall Guide)

    Fast Antivirus 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Malware Catcher 2009 and Virus Sweeper. Like its predecessors, Fast Antivirus is distributed by hosting its files on the Google service called Google Code. They host their files on Google Code because it will make it harder for companies to block installations without blocking a legitimate Google site. Once installed, Fast Antivirus will create numero...

  • Secure Antivirus Pro Image

    Remove Secure Antivirus Pro (Removal Instructions)

    Secure Antivirus Pro is a rogue anti-spyware supposedly created by GuardDog Computing, Ltd. This program, though does not actually clean your computer as advertised. Instead it will pretend to scan it and then display results stating that your computer is infected with a variety of malware. None of these infections, though, are actually real. Tthey are just being shown to you in order to scare you into thinking you are infect...

  • Malware Catcher 2009 Image

    Remove Malware Catcher 2009, Removal Instructions

    Malware Catcher 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family of rogue software products as Virus Shield 2009 and Virus Sweeper. This program is advertised through the use of Trojans and fake online scanners that display alerts stating that your computer is infected and then prompts you to download and install Malware Catcher 2009 onto your computer. When the program is installed on your computer it will be config...

  • PCPrivacy Defender Image

    Remove PCPrivacy Defender

    PCPrivacy Defender, otherwise known as PCPrivacyDefender, is a rogue privacy program that deliberately displays exaggerated scan results to make you think you have privacy risks on your computer. This program is typically promoted through the use of fake online anti-malware scanners, that when finished, state your computer is infected and that you should download and install PCPrivacy Defender in order to protect yourself. Wh...

  • Virus Shield 2009 Image

    Remove Virus Shield 2009 (Uninstall Guide)

    Virus Shield 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Virus Alarm and Virus Doctor. This rogue is promoted through the use of pop-ups that will appear when you are browsing the web. These pop-ups will state that you have some sort of security risk and then prompt you to run an online anti-malware scanner. When you click on the pop-up, you will automatically be brought to a web site that displays an adverti...

  • CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 Image

    Remove CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 (Removal Instructions)

    CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 is a rogue anti-spyware program discovered by security researcher S!RI, that uses an interesting trick in order to protect itself. This trick is to uninstall legitimate anti-malware programs when CoreGuard detects they are installed. When CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 starts it will examine the Windows Registry key that contains the list of programs that Windows knows how to uninstall from your computer....

  • PCAntiMalware Image

    Remove PCAntiMalware (Removal Guide)

    PCAntiMalware is a a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Cleaner2009 and AntiMalwareSuite. PCAntiMalware is considered a rogue program because it is promoted through the use of Trojans and also displays false scan results as a tactic to have you purchase the software. When you are infected with certain Trojans you will begin to see messages from your Windows taskbar stating that your computer is infected and th...

  • Badware Protector Image

    Remove BadWare Protector (Removal Instructions)

    Badware Protector is a a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as XP Antivirus 2008. Badware Protector uses false scan results as a trick to make you think that you are infected. In reality, though, these supposed infections do not actually exist on your computer. When installed, Badware Protector will be configured to start automatically when you turn on your computer. Once running, it will scan your computer and t...

  • Advanced Spyware Detect Image

    Remove Advanced Spyware Detect (Removal Guide)

    Advanced Spyware Detect is a a rogue program discovered by security researcher S!RI. This software pretends to be an anti-spyware program, but instead purposely displays legitimate programs on your computer as infections. When this program is installed it will be configured to start automatically when you boot your computer. Once started, it will scan your computer and randomly select various programs on your computer and sta...

  • MalwareCleaner Image

    How to remove MalwareCleaner and Malware Cleaner (Uninstall Instructions)

    Malware Cleaner is a rogue anti-spyware program that was discovered by security researcher S!RI. This program is classified as a rogue because it create numerous random named files on your computer that are used to impersonate infections. These files will then be detected by Malware Cleaner during as infections, but states it will not remove them until you purchase the software. These infections, though, are not actual progra...

  • Extra Antivirus Image

    How to remove Extra Antivirus (Uninstall Instructions)

    Extra Antivirus is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Virus Sweeper. Coincidentally, S!RI reports that another rogue with the same name was released at the same time that belongs to the family of rogues that include MS AntiSpyware 2009 and P Antispyware 09. Though this guide will remove both versions of Extra Antivirus, we will focus on the Virus Sweeper clone for the rest of this guide. I have, though, incl...

  • AV AntiSpyware Image

    How to uninstall and remove AV AntiSpyware

    AV AntiSpyware is a clone of a widely spread rogue anti-spyware program called MS AntiSpyware 2009. This program is advertised and installed through the use of Trojans. When these Trojans are installed on your computer they will display fake security alerts stating that your computer is infected. When you click on these alerts it will automatically download and install AV AntiSpyware onto your computer. AV AntiSpyware is also...

  • WiniBlueSoft Image

    WiniBlueSoft Removal Guide (Uninstall Instructions)

    WiniBlueSoft is a rogue anti-spyware program that deliberately creates fake malware files on your computer in order to trick you into thinking they are infections. These files, though, are not real executables or programs and therefore cannot harm your computer. These fake infection files are randomly made and created in your C:\Windows and C:\Windows\System32 folders and you can have as many of 600+ of these types of files c...

  • HomeAntivirus 2009 Image

    A guide on how to uninstall and remove HomeAntivirus 2009

    HomeAntivirus 2009, or Home Antivirus 2009, is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as XP Antispyware 2009. Like its predecessors, this malware is classified as a rogue because it utilizes malware and displays fake scan results. Any program that uses deception in order to create sales is automatically placed into the rogue classification. The following guide will explain how HomeAntivirus is promoted, what it doe...

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