List of rogue security software

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following is a partial list of rogue security software, most of which can be grouped into families. These are functionally identical versions of the same program repackaged as successive new products by the same vendor.[1][2] Anyone who calls claiming to be Microsoft certified, they are not! Certification requires you be the one to initiate contact [3] get the company's name, report it to MS, and if you are on the DNC registry, a complaint may also be filed with them[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stewart, Joe (2008-10-22), Rogue Antivirus Dissected - Part 2, SecureWorks 
  2. ^ Howes, Eric L (2008-11-21), Spyware Warrior - Family Resemblances, retrieved 2009-05-02 
  3. ^ http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/msname.aspx
  4. ^ https://complaints.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
  5. ^ Precise Security - Advanced Cleaner
  6. ^ Kaspersky - AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro
  7. ^ Spyware Warrior - AlfaCleaner
  8. ^ Alpha AntiVirus - Spyware-Review
  9. ^ BleepingComputer.com - ANG Antivirus
  10. ^ Remove Antimalware Doctor - Spyware-Review
  11. ^ Remove Antimalware Pro]
  12. ^ Virus Removal Guru - AntiMalware GO
  13. ^ Spyware-Fix - AntiMalware Go
  14. ^ BleepingComputer - AntiSpyCheck 2.1
  15. ^ BleepingComputer - AntispyStorm
  16. ^ BleepingComputer - AntiSpyware 2008
  17. ^ BleepingComputer - AntiSpyware Shield
  18. ^ Virus Removal Guru - AntiSpyware Soft
  19. ^ Precise Security - AntiSpywareSuite
  20. ^ BleepingComputer - AntiVermins
  21. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Antivir Solution Pro
  22. ^ Spyware-Fix - Antivira AV
  23. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirii 2011
  24. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Antivirus Action
  25. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Antivirus Monitor
  26. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus 7
  27. ^ Remove Antivirus 8 - Spyware-Review
  28. ^ Spyware-Fix - Antivirus 8
  29. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus360
  30. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus 2008
  31. ^ Article noting that Antivirus 2010 and Anti-virus-1 are the same
  32. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus 2010
  33. ^ Symantec - AntiVirus Gold
  34. ^ PCinDanger - Antivirus Live
  35. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus Live
  36. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus Master
  37. ^ Spyware-Fix - Antivirus .NET
  38. ^ BleepingComputer - AntivirusPro2009
  39. ^ SpywareFixPro - Antivirus Pro 2010
  40. ^ Remove-malware.net
  41. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus Smart Protection
  42. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus Soft
  43. ^ Bleeping Computer - Antivirus Studio 2010
  44. ^ BleepingComputer - Antivirus Suite
  45. ^ remove-pcvirus.com - Antivirus Security Pro
  46. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - Antivirus System PRO
  47. ^ Symantec - Antivirus XP
  48. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove Antivirus XP 2010"
  49. ^ Spyware Fix - AV Antivirus Suite
  50. ^ 2-Spyware - Avatod Antispyware
  51. ^ Spyware-Fix - AVG Antivirus 2011
  52. ^ BleepingComputer - AV Security Essentials
  53. ^ Virus Removal Guru - AV Security Suite
  54. ^ SpywareRemove - Awola
  55. ^ 2-Spyware - Best Malware Protection
  56. ^ SpywareRemove - BestsellerAntivirus
  57. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove ByteDefender"
  58. ^ Spyware-Fix - CleanThis
  59. ^ BleepingComputer.com - Cloud Protection
  60. ^ McAfee - ContraVirus
  61. ^ Destroy Malware - Control Center
  62. ^ SpywareFixPro - Cyber Security
  63. ^ BleepingComputer - Data Protection
  64. ^ Spyware-Fix - Defense Center
  65. ^ Defru virus
  66. ^ Sophos-Desktop Security 2010
  67. ^ antivirus.about.com - "What is Disc Antivirsus Professional?"
  68. ^ Spyware-Fix - Disk Doctor
  69. ^ 2-Spyare - Doctor Antivirus 2008
  70. ^ Spyware Fix Dr. Guard
  71. ^ Symantec Symantec - DriveCleaner
  72. ^ MalwareBytes - EasySpywareCleaner
  73. ^ BleepingComputer - eco Antivirus
  74. ^ Symantec - Errorsafe
  75. ^ Destroy Malware - Essential Cleaner
  76. ^ Markoff, John (May 30, 1989). "Virus Outbreaks Thwart Computer Experts". The New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  77. ^ Kabay, M. E. (August 17–23, 2005), "Some Notes on Malware", Ubiquity (New York: ACM) 6 (30), ISSN 1530-2180, OCLC 43723524, retrieved April 3, 2010 
  78. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - GreenAV2009
  79. ^ Spyware Fix - Hard Drive Diagnostic
  80. ^ Spyware-Fix - HDD Fix
  81. ^ Spyware-Fix - HDD Plus
  82. ^ Virus Removal Guru - HDD Rescue
  83. ^ Spyware Fix - HDD Rescue
  84. ^ BleepingComputer - Home Security Solutions
  85. ^ 2-Spyare - IE Antivirus
  86. ^ MalwareBytes - IEDefender
  87. ^ SpywareRemove - InfeStop
  88. ^ Symantec - Internet Antivirus
  89. ^ Spyware Fix - Internet Antivirus 2011
  90. ^ Spyware-Fix - Internet Defender 2011
  91. ^ Precisesecurity.com
  92. ^ PCindanger.com
  93. ^ BleepingComputer - Internet Security 2011
  94. ^ BleepingComputer - Internet Security 2012
  95. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Internet Security Essentials
  96. ^ BleepingComputer - Internet Security Guard
  97. ^ BleepingComputer - Live PC Care
  98. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove Live Security Platinum"
  99. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove Live Security Suite"
  100. ^ Bleeping Computer - Mac Defender
  101. ^ Bleeping Computer - Mac Protector
  102. ^ Symantec - MacSweeper
  103. ^ MalwareBytes - Malware Alarm
  104. ^ 2-Spyware - Malware Bell
  105. ^ MalwareBytes - MalwareCore
  106. ^ MalwareBytes - MalwareCrush
  107. ^ 2-Spyware - Malware Defender
  108. ^ BleepingComputer - Malware Defense
  109. ^ Kaspersky - Malware Protection Center
  110. ^ Spyware-Fix - Memory Fixer
  111. ^ BleepingComputer MS Antispyware 2009
  112. ^ BleepingComputer - MS Antivirus
  113. ^ Spyware-Fix - MS Removal Tool
  114. ^ Microsoft Windows Blog - Fake Microsoft Security Essentials
  115. ^ Spyware Fix - My Security Engine
  116. ^ Spyware Fix - My Security Shield
  117. ^ BleepingComputer - My Security Wall
  118. ^ Dunkelstern Software - Review
  119. ^ Sunbelt Security - Netcom3 Cleaner
  120. ^ BleepingComputer - Paladin Antivirus
  121. ^ SpywareWarrior - PAL Spyware Remover
  122. ^ BleepingComputer - PC Antispy
  123. ^ MalwareBytes - PC Clean Pro
  124. ^ SpywareRemove - PC Privacy Cleaner
  125. ^ ComputerAssociates - PCPrivacy Tools
  126. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - PCSecureSystem
  127. ^ MalwareBytes - PerfectCleaner
  128. ^ BleepingComputer - Perfect Defender 2009
  129. ^ BleepingComputer - PersonalAntiSpy Free
  130. ^ BleepingComputer - Personal Antivirus
  131. ^ Spyware-Fix - Personal Internet Security 2011
  132. ^ Spyware Fix - Personal Security
  133. ^ Malwarebytes - Personal Shield Pro
  134. ^ SpywareRemove - PC Antispyware
  135. ^ Spyware Fix - PC Defender Antivirus
  136. ^ BleepingComputer - Privacy Center
  137. ^ BleepingComputer - Protection Center
  138. ^ SpywareRemove - PSGuard
  139. ^ Spyware-Fix - Quick Defragmenter
  140. ^ BleepingComputer - Rapid AntiVirus
  141. ^ BleepingComputer - Real Antivirus
  142. ^ Precise Security - Registry Great
  143. ^ Bleeping Computer - Safety Alerter 2006
  144. ^ bleepingcomputer - remove-security-center
  145. ^ SpywareFixPro - SafetyKeeper
  146. ^ Emsi Soft - SaliarAR
  147. ^ BleepingComputer - Secure Fighter
  148. ^ SpywareRemove - SecurePCCleaner
  149. ^ Bleeping Computer - SecureVeteran
  150. ^ Spyware-Fix - Security Master AV
  151. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Monitor 2012
  152. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Protection
  153. ^ Spywarevoid.com
  154. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Scanner
  155. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Shield
  156. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Solution 2011
  157. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Security Suite
  158. ^ Spyware-Review Security Tool
  159. ^ Spyware-Fix - Security Tool
  160. ^ Precise Security - Security Toolbar 7.1
  161. ^ PcinDanger - Security Essentials 2010
  162. ^ Remove the Smart Anti-Malware Protection Virus (Removal Guide) Bleeping Computer
  163. ^ 2-Spyware - Smart Antivirus 2009
  164. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Smart Engine
  165. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Smart HDD
  166. ^ BleepingComputer - Smart Protection 2012
  167. ^ 2-removevirus - ITExpert
  168. ^ SpywareFixPro - Soft Soldier
  169. ^ - Speedypc Pro
  170. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spy Away
  171. ^ Symantec
  172. ^ BleepingComputer - SpyCrush
  173. ^ Symantec - SpyDawn
  174. ^ Youtube.com
  175. ^ Precise Security - SpyGuarder
  176. ^ BleepingComputer - SpyHeal
  177. ^ Symantec - Spylocked
  178. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - SpyMarshal
  179. ^ Symantec - SpyRid
  180. ^ Symantec - SpySheriff
  181. ^ Symantec - SpySpotter
  182. ^ 2-Spyare - SpywareBot
  183. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spyware Cleaner
  184. ^ BleepingComputer - SpywareGuard 2008
  185. ^ Javacool Blog - Fake "SpywareGuard2008? rogue – beware
  186. ^ 2-Spyware - Spyware Protect 2009
  187. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - Spyware Protect 2009
  188. ^ Symantec - Spyware Quake
  189. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spyware Sheriff
  190. ^ Sunbelt Security - Spyware Stormer
  191. ^ Spyware Warrior - SpywareStrike
  192. ^ MalwareBytes - Spyware Striker Pro
  193. ^ McAfee - SpyWiper
  194. ^ BleepingComputer - Super AV
  195. ^ - Attenzione a STOPzilla antispyware
  196. ^ SysGuard
  197. ^ Spyware Fix - Sysinternals Antivirus
  198. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - System Antivirus 2008
  199. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove SystemArmor"
  200. ^ Remove System Check (Uninstall Guide)
  201. ^ System Defender
  202. ^ BleepingComputer - System Defragmenter
  203. ^ Symantec - SystemDoctor
  204. ^ BleepingComputer - System Live Protect
  205. ^ - System Security
  206. ^ System Tool Removal Guide
  207. ^ Spyware-Fix - System Tool 2011
  208. ^ [1]
  209. ^ Symantec - TheSpyBot
  210. ^ Virus Removal Guru - ThinkPoint
  211. ^ (aka total security) BleepingComputer - Total Secure 2009
  212. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win 7 Security
  213. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win Vista Security
  214. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win XP Security
  215. ^ BleepingComputer - UltimateCleaner
  216. ^ Spyware-Fix - Ultra Defragger
  217. ^ Symantec - VirusHeat
  218. ^ Symantec - VirusIsolator
  219. ^ BleepingComputer - VirusLocker
  220. ^ Symantec - VirusMelt
  221. ^ Symantec - VirusProtectPro
  222. ^ Sunbelt Security - Virus Ranger
  223. ^ Symantec - VirusRemover2008
  224. ^ ComputerAssociates - VirusRemover2009
  225. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Virus Response Lab 2009
  226. ^ BleepingComputer - VirusTrigger
  227. ^ Spyware-Fix - Vista Antimalware 2011
  228. ^ BleepingComputer Antivirus Vista 2010
  229. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Vista Antispyware 2011
  230. ^ Bleeping Computer Vista Antispyware 2012
  231. ^ Precise Security - Vista Antivirus 2008
  232. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Vista Home Security 2011
  233. ^ 2-Spyware - Vista Smart Security 2010
  234. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Internet Security 2012
  235. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Security 2011
  236. ^ Destroy Malware - Vista Security 2012
  237. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Smart Security 2010
  238. ^ BleepingComputer - Volcano Security Suite
  239. ^ virus/remove-win7-antispyware-2011.html Spyware-Fix - Win7 Antispyware 2011
  240. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove Win Antispyware Center"
  241. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Win 7 Home Security 2011
  242. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - WinAntiVirus Pro 2006
  243. ^ 2-Spyware - WinDefender
  244. ^ Spyware-Fix - Win Defrag
  245. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows 7 Recovery
  246. ^ Precise Security - Windows Anticrashes Utility
  247. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Antidanger Center
  248. ^ [2]
  249. ^ Precise Security - Windows Attention Utility
  250. ^ Precise Security - Windows Cleaning Tool
  251. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Efficiency Magnifier
  252. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Emergency System
  253. ^ Windows Expert Console
  254. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Passport Utility
  255. ^ SpywareFixPro - Windows Police Pro
  256. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Power Expansion
  257. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Privacy Agent
  258. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Pro Rescuer
  259. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Processes Organizer
  260. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Protection Suite
  261. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Protection Master
  262. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows Recovery
  263. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Remedy
  264. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Repair
  265. ^ Precise Security - Windows Restore
  266. ^ BleepingComputer - Win 7 Security 2012
  267. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Scan
  268. ^ Kaspersky - Windows Shield Center
  269. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Stability Center
  270. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Steady Work
  271. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Support System
  272. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Tasks Optimizer
  273. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Threats Removing
  274. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Tool
  275. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Tweaking Utility
  276. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Utility Tool
  277. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows Vista Recovery
  278. ^ remove-pcvirus.com
  279. ^ Bleepingcomputer.com
  280. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows XP Recovery
  281. ^ Symantec - WinFixer
  282. ^ Spyware-Fix - Win HDD
  283. ^ Symantec - WinHound
  284. ^ Winpc Antivirus
  285. ^ Winpc Defender
  286. ^ Symantec - WinSpywareProtect
  287. ^ BleepingComputer - WinWeb Security 2008
  288. ^ Spyware Fix - Wireshark Antivirus
  289. ^ Symantec - WorldAntiSpy
  290. ^ Precise Security - XP Antimalware
  291. ^ SpywareRemove - XP AntiSpyware 2009
  292. ^ MyAntispyware - "How to remove XP AntiSpyware 2010"
  293. ^ Bleeping Computer - XP Antispyware 2012
  294. ^ BleepingComputer - XP Antivirus
  295. ^ Destroy Malware - XP Antivirus 2012
  296. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove XP Antivirus Pro 2010"
  297. ^ Bleeping Computer - XP Defender Pro
  298. ^ Virus Removal Guru - XP Home Security 2011
  299. ^ BleepingComputer - XP Internet Security 2010
  300. ^ Destroy Malware - XP Security 2012
  301. ^ MyAntspyware "How to remove XP Security Tool"
  302. ^ Pandasecurity.com
  303. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove XJR Antivirus"
  304. ^ BleepingComputer - Your Protection
  305. ^ BleepingComputer - Your PC Protector
  306. ^ Precise Security - Zinaps AntiSpyware 2008
  307. ^ Security Shield Removal

Kill Malware From PC