MenaceFighter

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MenaceFighter is a fake anti-spyware remover that is designed to trick you into purchasing the full version of the software in order to protect your computer against the various fictitious infections that are displayed in the misleading pop-up security alert notifications issued by MenaceFighter itself. MenaceFighter may also download and install additional spyware applications and Trojans, affording your computer great risk. MenaceFighter is a clone of WinAntivirusPro2007, and WinFixer.

Posted on August 17, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

SpyHunter Threat Database Update 5.86

SpyHunter defs version 5.86 (08/13/2007) Latest Program version: 2.9.5018 The following new parasites have been added: Adware.Extratoolbar ExtraToolbar is an Internet Explorer toolbar that provides one-click access to a variety of online casinos and poker rooms. This toolbar loads everytime you start Internet Explorer, has the ability to silently update itself, and may also send information on your web browsing history to its creators. ExtraToolbar is known to be affiliated with several rogue antispyware products. AlphaWipe AlphaWipe is a rogue PC cleanup application that may install itself through Trojan programs or through browser security holes. AlphaWipe will also display notifications of imaginary and exaggerated security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. PrivacyKit...

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Database Updates

Adware.Extratoolbar

ExtraToolbar is an Internet Explorer toolbar that provides one-click access to a variety of online casinos and poker rooms. This toolbar loads everytime you start Internet Explorer, has the ability to silently update itself, and may also send information on your web browsing history to its creators. ExtraToolbar is known to be affiliated with several rogue antispyware products.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Adware

AlphaWipe

AlphaWipe screenshot

AlphaWipe is a rogue PC cleanup application that may install itself through Trojan programs or through browser security holes. AlphaWipe will also display notifications of imaginary and exaggerated security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

PrivacyKit

PrivacyKit screenshot

PrivacyKit is a fake PC cleanup threat that spreads with the help of browser security exploits and malicious trojans. The main purpose of PrivacyKit is to utilize misleading pop-up security notifications that state your system has been infected with spyware, in order to frighten you into purchasing PrivacyKit in order to rid yourself of these errors. These notifications and infections are all counterfeit, however, and PrivacyKit itself offers no protection for your computer whatsoever.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

AVSystemShield

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AVSystemShield is a rogue antivirus application that may install itself through Trojan programs or through browser security holes. Once installed on your PC, AVSystemShield will display notifications of imaginary and exaggerated security risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version. This program is known to be distributed through several malicious Trojans. AVSystemShield is related to AVSystemCare.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

SystemChecker

SystemChecker is a rogue anti-spyware application that is known to be distributed through several malicious Trojan viruses, and may secretly install itself upon your computer without your informed consent, through browser security exploits. Once installed and active on your system, SystemChecker will assail you with numerous false notifications and alert messages claiming that there are “critical files” in your version of Windows that may lead to data loss. SystemChecker will then attempt to deceive you into purchasing an inferior data backup program.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

AntiSpyGolden

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AntiSpyGolden is a rogue anti-spyware program that is usually downloaded and installed onto your computer by a Trojan or through browser security holes without your informed consent. It may appear to be a legitimate application for the removal of spyware but in truth it is a malicious program that issues fake warnings in an attempt to trick you into purchasing AntiSpyGolden full commercial version. Clicking on one of the numerous false alert notifications that appear on your computer will result in the automatic installation of AntiSpyGolden, which you will have to pay for. This rogue anti-spyware application will not, however, protect your system and may in fact expose you to even more...

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

OnlinePCGuard

OnlinePCGuard is a rogue anti-spyware program that is often downloaded and installed onto your computer by Trojans, through browser security exploits. Once installed, OnlinePCGuard will launch at Windows startup and generate numerous pop-up ads. In addition, OnlinePCGuard may display fake warning notifications in an attempt to trick you into purchasing the full commercial version of OnlinePCGuard, which is a fraudulent spyware remover and will neither protect nor repair your system.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

Backdoor.PoisonIvy.j

PoisonIvy is a backdoor Trojan. Once this Trojan is installed on your computer, it provides an entry point through which an attacker can remotely control your PC. As the attacker has direct access to any information stored on your PC, this places any financial or banking information stored on your computer in severe jeopardy and represents a serious security risk.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Backdoors

Backdoor.Bifrose

Backdoor.Bifrose (sometimes referred to as Bifrose) is a backdoor Trojan that provides an unauthorized user with remote access, and in some cases complete control, of your system. Thus Backdoor.Bifrose places any and all personal information data at great risk of being stolen, while other files may be uploaded, downloaded and deleted from your hard drive. Computer security and stability may be further degraded as Backdoor.Bifrose may download other malicious applications.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Backdoors

Adware.Satbo

Satbo is an adware program that is bundled with a variety of questionable applications. Satbo may show annoying advertisements without asking for user permission. Once installed on your PC, Satbo will run each time Windows is started. It will download and display numerous popup and pop-under ads. The infection symptoms are constantly appearing pop-ups or web browser windows containing commercial advertisements.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Adware

SpyCut

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SpyCut is a rogue anti-spyware application that is often downloaded and installed without your informed consent, due to a Trojan, through browser security exploits. Once installed, SpyCut will launch at Windows startup and generate an assortment of false pop-up ads and security alerts, as well as notifications of fraudulent security risks in order to trick you into purchasing the full version of this program. SpyCut uses an outdated spyware database and does not represent a thorough antispyware solution.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

VirusEraser

VirusEraser screenshot

VirusEraser (sometimes called Virus Eraser) is a fake anti-spyware application that is often downloaded and installed without user knowledge or permission by a Trojan, through browser security exploits. Once installed and active, VirusEraser will launch on Windows startup and display numerous false notifications or alerts pertaining to infections in order to trick you into purchasing the software. VirusEraser can’t prevent your computer from being infected with spyware because it uses an outdated spyware database and does not represent a thorough antispyware solution. VirusEraser is known to be related to AlfaCleaner.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Rogue Anti-Spyware Program

MicroBillSys

MicroBillSys is an application that is affiliated with several pornographic websites, including www.Sexxxpassport.com, www.Mysexworld.com, and www.Membersmatter.net. Once installed on your PC, this malware will constantly prompt you to purchase a membership to these sites. After the three day “trial” period ends, the program may also lock down all Internet access unless you pay the membership fee.

Posted on August 13, 2007 in Spyware