Virus Melt Description
Virus Melt, a clone of Virus Doctor, is a rogue anti-spyware program with the look and feel of Virus Doctor. Virus Melt performs scare tactics to influence and trick the user into buying the full commercial version of the program. One of these scare tactics is to inundate the user's computer with fake system notifications or security alerts claiming that the PC is infected with an excessive amount of malware. Virus Melt will state that in order to remove the supposed malware threats the user must purchase the commercial version.
Virus Melt is another rogue anti-spyware program that follows the same patterns as its family siblings that include Extra Antivirus, Fast Antivirus 2009, Presto TuneUp, Windows Security Suite, Windows Protection Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security, Windows Work Catalyst.
Virus Melt, a fresh member of the FakeVimes family has more of an edge than previous rogue anti-spyware programs circulating the Web because it installs bogus malware files on the user's computer. The bogus malware files are meant to appear as legitimate malware files, so when Virus Melt scans the user's computers its scan results will report it has detected malware. The fake malware files do not pose a threat but the presence of Virus Melt on a user's computer does. If your computer displays pop ups that mentions Virus Melt or your default homepage suddenly changes to Virus Melt's homepage, please avoid clicking on the pop ups or links provided by Virus Melt and follow the necessary steps to remove Virus Melt.
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