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. ^ SpywareRemove - BestsellerAntivirus
  56. ^ "Reputation of botcrawl.com". www.mywot.com. WOT. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  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. ^ "How to uninstall MacKeeper". http://applehelpwriter.com/2011/09/21/how-to-uninstall-mackeeper-malware/. Apple Help Writer. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  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. ^ http://www.safebro.com/pckeeper-virus-remove
  138. ^ BleepingComputer - Privacy Center
  139. ^ BleepingComputer - Protection Center
  140. ^ SpywareRemove - PSGuard
  141. ^ Spyware-Fix - Quick Defragmenter
  142. ^ BleepingComputer - Rapid AntiVirus
  143. ^ BleepingComputer - Real Antivirus
  144. ^ Precise Security - Registry Great
  145. ^ Bleeping Computer - Safety Alerter 2006
  146. ^ bleepingcomputer - remove-security-center
  147. ^ SpywareFixPro - SafetyKeeper
  148. ^ Emsi Soft - SaliarAR
  149. ^ BleepingComputer - Secure Fighter
  150. ^ SpywareRemove - SecurePCCleaner
  151. ^ Bleeping Computer - SecureVeteran
  152. ^ Spyware-Fix - Security Master AV
  153. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Monitor 2012
  154. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Protection
  155. ^ Spywarevoid.com
  156. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Scanner
  157. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Shield
  158. ^ BleepingComputer - Security Solution 2011
  159. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Security Suite
  160. ^ Spyware-Review Security Tool
  161. ^ Spyware-Fix - Security Tool
  162. ^ Precise Security - Security Toolbar 7.1
  163. ^ PcinDanger - Security Essentials 2010
  164. ^ Remove the Smart Anti-Malware Protection Virus (Removal Guide) Bleeping Computer
  165. ^ 2-Spyware - Smart Antivirus 2009
  166. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Smart Engine
  167. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Smart HDD
  168. ^ BleepingComputer - Smart Protection 2012
  169. ^ 2-removevirus - ITExpert
  170. ^ SpywareFixPro - Soft Soldier
  171. ^ - Speedypc Pro
  172. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spy Away
  173. ^ Symantec
  174. ^ BleepingComputer - SpyCrush
  175. ^ Symantec - SpyDawn
  176. ^ Youtube.com
  177. ^ Precise Security - SpyGuarder
  178. ^ BleepingComputer - SpyHeal
  179. ^ Symantec - Spylocked
  180. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - SpyMarshal
  181. ^ Symantec - SpyRid
  182. ^ Symantec - SpySheriff
  183. ^ Symantec - SpySpotter
  184. ^ 2-Spyare - SpywareBot
  185. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spyware Cleaner
  186. ^ BleepingComputer - SpywareGuard 2008
  187. ^ Javacool Blog - Fake "SpywareGuard2008? rogue – beware
  188. ^ 2-Spyware - Spyware Protect 2009
  189. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - Spyware Protect 2009
  190. ^ Symantec - Spyware Quake
  191. ^ Spyware Warrior - Spyware Sheriff
  192. ^ Sunbelt Security - Spyware Stormer
  193. ^ Spyware Warrior - SpywareStrike
  194. ^ MalwareBytes - Spyware Striker Pro
  195. ^ McAfee - SpyWiper
  196. ^ BleepingComputer - Super AV
  197. ^ - Attenzione a STOPzilla antispyware
  198. ^ SysGuard
  199. ^ Spyware Fix - Sysinternals Antivirus
  200. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - System Antivirus 2008
  201. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove SystemArmor"
  202. ^ Remove System Check (Uninstall Guide)
  203. ^ System Defender
  204. ^ BleepingComputer - System Defragmenter
  205. ^ Symantec - SystemDoctor
  206. ^ BleepingComputer - System Live Protect
  207. ^ - System Security
  208. ^ System Tool Removal Guide
  209. ^ Spyware-Fix - System Tool 2011
  210. ^ [1]
  211. ^ Symantec - TheSpyBot
  212. ^ Virus Removal Guru - ThinkPoint
  213. ^ (aka total security) BleepingComputer - Total Secure 2009
  214. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win 7 Security
  215. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win Vista Security
  216. ^ BleepingComputer - Total Win XP Security
  217. ^ BleepingComputer - UltimateCleaner
  218. ^ Spyware-Fix - Ultra Defragger
  219. ^ Symantec - VirusHeat
  220. ^ Symantec - VirusIsolator
  221. ^ BleepingComputer - VirusLocker
  222. ^ Symantec - VirusMelt
  223. ^ Symantec - VirusProtectPro
  224. ^ Sunbelt Security - Virus Ranger
  225. ^ Symantec - VirusRemover2008
  226. ^ ComputerAssociates - VirusRemover2009
  227. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Virus Response Lab 2009
  228. ^ BleepingComputer - VirusTrigger
  229. ^ Spyware-Fix - Vista Antimalware 2011
  230. ^ BleepingComputer Antivirus Vista 2010
  231. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Vista Antispyware 2011
  232. ^ Bleeping Computer Vista Antispyware 2012
  233. ^ Precise Security - Vista Antivirus 2008
  234. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Vista Home Security 2011
  235. ^ 2-Spyware - Vista Smart Security 2010
  236. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Internet Security 2012
  237. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Security 2011
  238. ^ Destroy Malware - Vista Security 2012
  239. ^ BleepingComputer - Vista Smart Security 2010
  240. ^ BleepingComputer - Volcano Security Suite
  241. ^ virus/remove-win7-antispyware-2011.html Spyware-Fix - Win7 Antispyware 2011
  242. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove Win Antispyware Center"
  243. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Win 7 Home Security 2011
  244. ^ Faster, PC! Clean! Clean! - WinAntiVirus Pro 2006
  245. ^ 2-Spyware - WinDefender
  246. ^ Spyware-Fix - Win Defrag
  247. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows 7 Recovery
  248. ^ Precise Security - Windows Anticrashes Utility
  249. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Antidanger Center
  250. ^ [2]
  251. ^ Precise Security - Windows Attention Utility
  252. ^ Precise Security - Windows Cleaning Tool
  253. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Efficiency Magnifier
  254. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Emergency System
  255. ^ Windows Expert Console
  256. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Passport Utility
  257. ^ SpywareFixPro - Windows Police Pro
  258. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Power Expansion
  259. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Privacy Agent
  260. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Pro Rescuer
  261. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Processes Organizer
  262. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Protection Suite
  263. ^ BleepingComputer - Windows Protection Master
  264. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows Recovery
  265. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Remedy
  266. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Repair
  267. ^ Precise Security - Windows Restore
  268. ^ BleepingComputer - Win 7 Security 2012
  269. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Scan
  270. ^ Kaspersky - Windows Shield Center
  271. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Stability Center
  272. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Steady Work
  273. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Support System
  274. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Tasks Optimizer
  275. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Threats Removing
  276. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Tool
  277. ^ Bleeping Computer - Windows Tweaking Utility
  278. ^ Spyware-Fix - Windows Utility Tool
  279. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows Vista Recovery
  280. ^ remove-pcvirus.com
  281. ^ Bleepingcomputer.com
  282. ^ Virus Removal Guru - Windows XP Recovery
  283. ^ Symantec - WinFixer
  284. ^ Spyware-Fix - Win HDD
  285. ^ Symantec - WinHound
  286. ^ Winpc Antivirus
  287. ^ Winpc Defender
  288. ^ Symantec - WinSpywareProtect
  289. ^ BleepingComputer - WinWeb Security 2008
  290. ^ Spyware Fix - Wireshark Antivirus
  291. ^ Symantec - WorldAntiSpy
  292. ^ Precise Security - XP Antimalware
  293. ^ SpywareRemove - XP AntiSpyware 2009
  294. ^ MyAntispyware - "How to remove XP AntiSpyware 2010"
  295. ^ Bleeping Computer - XP Antispyware 2012
  296. ^ BleepingComputer - XP Antivirus
  297. ^ Destroy Malware - XP Antivirus 2012
  298. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove XP Antivirus Pro 2010"
  299. ^ Bleeping Computer - XP Defender Pro
  300. ^ Virus Removal Guru - XP Home Security 2011
  301. ^ BleepingComputer - XP Internet Security 2010
  302. ^ Destroy Malware - XP Security 2012
  303. ^ MyAntspyware "How to remove XP Security Tool"
  304. ^ Pandasecurity.com
  305. ^ MyAntispyware "How to remove XJR Antivirus"
  306. ^ BleepingComputer - Your Protection
  307. ^ BleepingComputer - Your PC Protector
  308. ^ Precise Security - Zinaps AntiSpyware 2008
  309. ^ Security Shield Removal

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