Protection System

Protection System Description

ScreenshotProtection System is a rogue anti-spyware application originating from the FakeCog (CoreGuard) family, the same family ofCoreGuard Antivirus 2009 fake spyware remover. Protection System infiltrates the computer via security vulnerabilities and backdoors provided by affiliated trojans. Once active, Protection System is configured to start automatically, prompting the user to run a fake online scan. When this scan is complete, fabricated infection reports are displayed, usually intimidating the user into purchasing the rogue spyware remover Protection System.

Protection System has various clones among its family members that include Fraud.Defense Center, Your Protection, Paladin Antivirus, Malware Protection Center, Data Protection, Digital Protection, AnVi, User Protection, Protection Center, PC Protection Center, Coreguard Antivirus 2009, PC Protection Center 2008, Dr Guard, Defense Center.

Aliases: Packed.Win32.Tdss!IK [a-squared], Generic FakeAlert!cp [McAfee], Heuristic.LooksLike.Trojan.FakeCog.B [McAfee-GW-Edition], Trojan:Win32/FakeCog [Microsoft], TDSS.AA [Norman], Trojan/W32.TDSS.44032.DR [nProtect], Trj/CI.A [Panda], High Risk Cloaked Malware [Prevx], Mal/TDSSPack-A [Sophos], Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt], Packed.Win32.Tdss [Ikarus], W32/Tdss.Y [Fortinet], Packed.Win32.TDSS.y [F-Secure], TR/PCK.Tdss.Y.1985 [AntiVir] and Packed/Win32.Tdss.gen [Antiy-AVL].

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Protection System creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 psystem[1].exe 2,514,944 60
2 coreext.dll 44,032 8c3693189cdb7c6e01f2cab068579d76 52
3 firewall.dll 49,152 bb567208b4a3429cc64dc26d0339a95e 52
4 %ProgramFiles%\Protection System\psystem[1].exe 47
5 psystem[1].exe 2,514,944 a75dc448bcb618c50c8ad76701228ee4 33
6 %ProgramFiles%\Protection System\psystem.exe 26
7 psystem.exe 1,568,768 efb0890aa991793c26579a3c46e95fcb 13

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