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