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