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

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