List of rogue security software

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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. ^ Spyware-Fix - AVG Antivirus 2011
  51. ^ BleepingComputer - AV Security Essentials
  52. ^ Virus Removal Guru - AV Security Suite
  53. ^ SpywareRemove - Awola
  54. ^ SpywareRemove - BestsellerAntivirus
  55. ^ "Reputation of botcrawl.com". www.mywot.com. WOT. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  56. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove ByteDefender"
  57. ^ Spyware-Fix - CleanThis
  58. ^ BleepingComputer.com - Cloud Protection
  59. ^ McAfee - ContraVirus
  60. ^ Destroy Malware - Control Center
  61. ^ SpywareFixPro - Cyber Security
  62. ^ BleepingComputer - Data Protection
  63. ^ Spyware-Fix - Defense Center
  64. ^ Defru virus
  65. ^ Sophos-Desktop Security 2010
  66. ^ antivirus.about.com - "What is Disc Antivirsus Professional?"
  67. ^ Spyware-Fix - Disk Doctor
  68. ^ Spyware Fix Dr. Guard
  69. ^ Symantec Symantec - DriveCleaner
  70. ^ MalwareBytes - EasySpywareCleaner
  71. ^ BleepingComputer - eco Antivirus
  72. ^ Symantec - Errorsafe
  73. ^ Destroy Malware - Essential Cleaner
  74. ^ Markoff, John (May 30, 1989). "Virus Outbreaks Thwart Computer Experts". The New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2010. 
  75. ^ 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 
  76. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - GreenAV2009
  77. ^ Spyware Fix - Hard Drive Diagnostic
  78. ^ Spyware-Fix - HDD Fix
  79. ^ Spyware-Fix - HDD Plus
  80. ^ Virus Removal Guru - HDD Rescue
  81. ^ Spyware Fix - HDD Rescue
  82. ^ BleepingComputer - Home Security Solutions
  83. ^ MalwareBytes - IEDefender
  84. ^ SpywareRemove - InfeStop
  85. ^ Symantec - Internet Antivirus
  86. ^ Spyware Fix - Internet Antivirus 2011
  87. ^ Spyware-Fix - Internet Defender 2011
  88. ^ Precisesecurity.com
  89. ^ PCindanger.com
  90. ^ BleepingComputer - Internet Security 2011
  91. ^ BleepingComputer - Internet Security 2012
  92. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Internet Security Essentials
  93. ^ BleepingComputer - Internet Security Guard
  94. ^ BleepingComputer - Live PC Care
  95. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove Live Security Platinum"
  96. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove Live Security Suite"
  97. ^ Bleeping Computer - Mac Defender
  98. ^ Bleeping Computer - Mac Protector
  99. ^ Symantec - MacSweeper
  100. ^ MalwareBytes - Malware Alarm
  101. ^ MalwareBytes - MalwareCore
  102. ^ MalwareBytes - MalwareCrush
  103. ^ BleepingComputer - Malware Defense
  104. ^ Kaspersky - Malware Protection Center
  105. ^ Spyware-Fix - Memory Fixer
  106. ^ BleepingComputer MS Antispyware 2009
  107. ^ BleepingComputer - MS Antivirus
  108. ^ Spyware-Fix - MS Removal Tool
  109. ^ Microsoft Windows Blog - Fake Microsoft Security Essentials
  110. ^ Spyware Fix - My Security Engine
  111. ^ Spyware Fix - My Security Shield
  112. ^ BleepingComputer - My Security Wall
  113. ^ Dunkelstern Software - Review
  114. ^ Sunbelt Security - Netcom3 Cleaner
  115. ^ BleepingComputer - Paladin Antivirus
  116. ^ SpywareWarrior - PAL Spyware Remover
  117. ^ BleepingComputer - PC Antispy
  118. ^ MalwareBytes - PC Clean Pro
  119. ^ SpywareRemove - PC Privacy Cleaner
  120. ^ ComputerAssociates - PCPrivacy Tools
  121. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - PCSecureSystem
  122. ^ MalwareBytes - PerfectCleaner
  123. ^ BleepingComputer - Perfect Defender 2009
  124. ^ BleepingComputer - PersonalAntiSpy Free
  125. ^ BleepingComputer - Personal Antivirus
  126. ^ Spyware-Fix - Personal Internet Security 2011
  127. ^ Spyware Fix - Personal Security
  128. ^ Malwarebytes - Personal Shield Pro
  129. ^ SpywareRemove - PC Antispyware
  130. ^ Spyware Fix - PC Defender Antivirus
  131. ^ http://www.safebro.com/pckeeper-virus-remove
  132. ^ BleepingComputer - Privacy Center
  133. ^ BleepingComputer - Protection Center
  134. ^ SpywareRemove - PSGuard
  135. ^ Spyware-Fix - Quick Defragmenter
  136. ^ BleepingComputer - Rapid AntiVirus
  137. ^ BleepingComputer - Real Antivirus
  138. ^ Precise Security - Registry Great
  139. ^ Bleeping Computer - Safety Alerter 2006
  140. ^ bleepingcomputer - remove-security-center
  141. ^ SpywareFixPro - SafetyKeeper
  142. ^ Emsi Soft - SaliarAR
  143. ^ BleepingComputer - Secure Fighter
  144. ^ SpywareRemove - SecurePCCleaner
  145. ^ Bleeping Computer - SecureVeteran
  146. ^ Spyware-Fix - Security Master AV
  147. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Monitor 2012
  148. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Protection
  149. ^ Spywarevoid.com
  150. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Scanner
  151. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Shield
  152. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Solution 2011
  153. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Security Suite
  154. ^ Spyware-Review Security Tool
  155. ^ Spyware-Fix - Security Tool
  156. ^ Precise Security - Security Toolbar 7.1
  157. ^ PcinDanger - Security Essentials 2010
  158. ^ Remove the Smart Anti-Malware Protection Virus (Removal Guide) Bleeping Computer
  159. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Smart Engine
  160. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Smart HDD
  161. ^ BleepingComputer - Smart Protection 2012
  162. ^ http://malwaretips.com - ITExpert
  163. ^ SpywareFixPro - Soft Soldier
  164. ^ - Speedypc Pro
  165. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spy Away
  166. ^ Symantec
  167. ^ BleepingComputer - SpyCrush
  168. ^ Symantec - SpyDawn
  169. ^ Youtube.com
  170. ^ Precise Security - SpyGuarder
  171. ^ BleepingComputer - SpyHeal
  172. ^ Symantec - Spylocked
  173. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - SpyMarshal
  174. ^ Symantec - SpyRid
  175. ^ Symantec - SpySheriff
  176. ^ Symantec - SpySpotter
  177. ^ Should I Remove It - SpywareBot
  178. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spyware Cleaner
  179. ^ BleepingComputer - SpywareGuard 2008
  180. ^ Javacool Blog - Fake "SpywareGuard2008? rogue – beware
  181. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - Spyware Protect 2009
  182. ^ Symantec - Spyware Quake
  183. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spyware Sheriff
  184. ^ Sunbelt Security - Spyware Stormer
  185. ^ Spyware Warrior - SpywareStrike
  186. ^ MalwareBytes - Spyware Striker Pro
  187. ^ McAfee - SpyWiper
  188. ^ BleepingComputer - Super AV
  189. ^ SysGuard
  190. ^ Spyware Fix - Sysinternals Antivirus
  191. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - System Antivirus 2008
  192. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove SystemArmor"
  193. ^ Remove System Check (Uninstall Guide)
  194. ^ System Defender
  195. ^ BleepingComputer - System Defragmenter
  196. ^ Symantec - SystemDoctor
  197. ^ BleepingComputer - System Live Protect
  198. ^ - System Security
  199. ^ System Tool Removal Guide
  200. ^ Spyware-Fix - System Tool 2011
  201. ^ [1]
  202. ^ Symantec - TheSpyBot
  203. ^ Virus Removal Guru - ThinkPoint
  204. ^ (aka total security) BleepingComputer - Total Secure 2009
  205. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win 7 Security
  206. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win Vista Security
  207. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win XP Security
  208. ^ BleepingComputer - UltimateCleaner
  209. ^ Spyware-Fix - Ultra Defragger
  210. ^ Symantec - VirusHeat
  211. ^ Symantec - VirusIsolator
  212. ^ BleepingComputer - VirusLocker
  213. ^ Symantec - VirusMelt
  214. ^ Symantec - VirusProtectPro
  215. ^ Sunbelt Security - Virus Ranger
  216. ^ Symantec - VirusRemover2008
  217. ^ ComputerAssociates - VirusRemover2009
  218. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Virus Response Lab 2009
  219. ^ BleepingComputer - VirusTrigger
  220. ^ Spyware-Fix - Vista Antimalware 2011
  221. ^ BleepingComputer Antivirus Vista 2010
  222. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Vista Antispyware 2011
  223. ^ Bleeping Computer Vista Antispyware 2012
  224. ^ Precise Security - Vista Antivirus 2008
  225. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Vista Home Security 2011
  226. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Internet Security 2012
  227. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Security 2011
  228. ^ Destroy Malware - Vista Security 2012
  229. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Smart Security 2010
  230. ^ BleepingComputer - Volcano Security Suite
  231. ^ virus/remove-win7-antispyware-2011.html Spyware-Fix - Win7 Antispyware 2011
  232. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove Win Antispyware Center"
  233. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Win 7 Home Security 2011
  234. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - WinAntiVirus Pro 2006
  235. ^ Spyware-Fix - Win Defrag
  236. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows 7 Recovery
  237. ^ Precise Security - Windows Anticrashes Utility
  238. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Antidanger Center
  239. ^ [2]
  240. ^ Precise Security - Windows Attention Utility
  241. ^ Precise Security - Windows Cleaning Tool
  242. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Efficiency Magnifier
  243. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Emergency System
  244. ^ Windows Expert Console
  245. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Passport Utility
  246. ^ SpywareFixPro - Windows Police Pro
  247. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Power Expansion
  248. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Privacy Agent
  249. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Pro Rescuer
  250. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Processes Organizer
  251. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Protection Suite
  252. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Protection Master
  253. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows Recovery
  254. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Remedy
  255. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Repair
  256. ^ Precise Security - Windows Restore
  257. ^ BleepingComputer - Win 7 Security 2012
  258. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Scan
  259. ^ Kaspersky - Windows Shield Center
  260. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Stability Center
  261. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Steady Work
  262. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Support System
  263. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Tasks Optimizer
  264. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Threats Removing
  265. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Tool
  266. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Tweaking Utility
  267. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Utility Tool
  268. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows Vista Recovery
  269. ^ remove-pcvirus.com
  270. ^ Bleepingcomputer.com
  271. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows XP Recovery
  272. ^ Symantec - WinFixer
  273. ^ Spyware-Fix - Win HDD
  274. ^ Symantec - WinHound
  275. ^ Winpc Antivirus
  276. ^ Winpc Defender
  277. ^ Symantec - WinSpywareProtect
  278. ^ BleepingComputer - WinWeb Security 2008
  279. ^ Spyware Fix - Wireshark Antivirus
  280. ^ Symantec - WorldAntiSpy
  281. ^ Precise Security - XP Antimalware
  282. ^ SpywareRemove - XP AntiSpyware 2009
  283. ^ MyAntispyware - "How to remove XP AntiSpyware 2010"
  284. ^ Bleeping Computer - XP Antispyware 2012
  285. ^ BleepingComputer - XP Antivirus
  286. ^ Destroy Malware - XP Antivirus 2012
  287. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove XP Antivirus Pro 2010"
  288. ^ Bleeping Computer - XP Defender Pro
  289. ^ Virus Removal Guru - XP Home Security 2011
  290. ^ BleepingComputer - XP Internet Security 2010
  291. ^ Destroy Malware - XP Security 2012
  292. ^ MyAntspyware "How to remove XP Security Tool"
  293. ^ Pandasecurity.com
  294. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove XJR Antivirus"
  295. ^ BleepingComputer - Your Protection
  296. ^ BleepingComputer - Your PC Protector
  297. ^ Precise Security - Zinaps AntiSpyware 2008
  298. ^ Security Shield Removal