I actually hate when I need to talk about things like these, but what can you do, if you’re running a blog on computer security and stuff, and you need to overview the most “popular” computer infections too, eh? In this case, I suppose I need to say a work or two about Antivirus Security Pro. Once you scroll down to the image that gives you an idea how this infection’s interface looks like, you will be able to tell at once that the program has something to do with Attentive Antivirus I wrote about a month ago. Well, you don’t need to be a genius to get it, because it’s plain obvious – Antivirus Security Pro is a direct close of Attentive Antivirus.
I always wonder as to how these rogue creators (because well duh – Antivirus Security Pro is a fake antivirus program, meaning it’s rogue antispyware, meaning it aims for your money, run for your lives~!) manage to spew one application after another, all so similar, and still all aiming for the exactly same thing. I mean, if you get into trap once, there’s no way in the world, you’d get there again, right? Continue reading →
Well, WordPress, are you gonna block me again? Are you? Are you?
Can you believe it? My blog got blocked the other day!! Supposedly I can’t make posts about such things as Attentive Antivirus and such. I don’t get it. It’s not like I’m spreading malicious content or anything. It’s like I have antis or something. Why do people hate me 😦
Well, anyways, I’ve worked really long and hard to get this blog going, and it’s not that popular or anything, but it would be a great shame to let it all to waste, so here! Another post about rogues!!
I’ve actually been familiar with WinWebSec infections for quite some time now. I’ve known them long before they changed their interface. I mean, if you take a look at Attentive Antivirus’ interface I posted up there, you can see it’s blue. I’ve actually covered the older versions of these fake antivirus programs before, like System Care Antivirus and so, but you know, apart from the fact that their interface changed from light pink to light blue, there’s not much different really.Continue reading →
Here we go. Another rogue infection. Now don’t you just love it? Naturally, I’m kidding, because you would enjoy something like System Doctor 2014. Sure, at first glance it looks like your average and legitimate antivirus program, but once it starts spamming you with fake security alerts and random error messages, I guess you learn it the hard way. System Doctor 2014 is a malicious system infection that wants your money. There is no need to say anything else, because everyone knows what a rogue antispyware program is, but if the first paragraph is not enough for you, then let us move on to the next one.
Where does System Doctor 2014 come from? Oh, it’s a part of a long line of fake AVs that’s been here since 2006. There once was this rogue called System Doctor that would scare poor computer users into thinking they are infected with the lies of win32.trojan.rx or trojanspm/lx only to realize later on, that the entire thing was a scam devised in order to steal their money. System Doctor 2014 is exactly the same! It run a fake system scan and claims that your system is infected with malware.
The problem is that the claims seem to be very believable, because your computer exhibits erratic behavior and is slower than the usual. But here’s the catch – System Doctor 2014 slows down your computer and blocks your .exe files itself. All of it is done to make the impression that you have no other choice, but to purchase the full version of the program for 99.99 USD and get yourself a lifetime support against computer infections. Continue reading →
Hey! Remember Disk Antivirus Professional? I wrote about it in February, and I think I mentioned that it’s not the last we’re seeing of WinWebSec rogues this year. Well, due to my busy schedule I actually missed one (AVASoft Antivirus Professional), and look at this – WinWebSec rogue for 2013 No. 3 – System Care Antivirus. What does this fake antivirus program do different from its predecessors? Nothing much. Just like other infections from the same group System Care Antivirus blocks exe files, performs a fake system scan, spams you with fake security notifications and blocks Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
However, System Care Antivirus leaves Internet Explorer be. Why is that? Well, simple – the rogue needs to have a way how to lure your money out of you, because this is the only reason why the rogue enters your computer. I know that System Care Antivirus looks like a decent computer security program, but you know, this is the main idea behind this entire scan – convince you that the program you see is a genuine one, and it really wants to protect your system from harm. Continue reading →
I know one thing for sure – I ever wanted a professional computer protection, I sure wouldn’t choose Disk Antivirus Professional. This is the first fake antivirus program from Braviax family to hit computers in 2013. Back in 2012 we have seen quite enough of those washed-out pink interfaces with Live Security Platinum and System Progressive Protection terrorizing everyone they could put their nasty hands on. So, as you can already tell, Disk Antivirus Professional is a new version of the fake AVs that infected countless computers last year. And you know, even if you did happen to get infected with it, try your best to avoid getting ripped off, because that’s the reason why Disk Antivirus Professional is there.
As you might know already, a fake antivirus program does not need your permission to get installed onto your computer. So it’s not surprising that Disk Antivirus Professional does not prompt you about the ongoing installation at all. It also performs specific changes in the Registry that allows it to auto-start whenever you turn on your computer. So, once your operating system boots up, Disk Antivirus Professional springs into action and starts performing a fake system scan. During the scan, it “finds” such infections as: Continue reading →
Lately, as far as computer security is concerned, I was mostly discussing toolbars, because there’s been an increase in user queries, searching for the ways to remove them. However, after a long while, I’d like to focus on a fake antivirus program. Security Defender is a rogue antispyware program (fake AV) that belongs to Braviax group of fake antivirus applications. It has the same roots as PC Defender Plus that I’ve talked about back in November. It means that just like any other rogue, Security Defender pretends it’s a goody-2-shoes applications to convince the infected user that the program in question is legitimate and it can protect you from harm, IF you pay for the license.
Security Defender sells its lifetime license for $89.95 (that’s with a discount!). And supposedly, the moment you active this program, your computer will be protected from all the dangerous infections you can think of. You see, when Security Defender gets into your system, it generates a list of infection symptoms, making it seem as though are you infected with Trojans, worms, viruses and so on. Here’s an example, of one fake security alert displayed by the rogue: Continue reading →
There’s not much to tell about Personal Protector 2013. We’ve seen infections like that before and know exactly well what we can expect of them. As you can already tell from a cheesy title, Personal Protector 2013 is a fake antivirus program that looks and behaves like a legitimate computer security application. You must remove Personal Protector 2013 immediately. If you have read my previous posts on rogue antispyware, you probably know already that the main goal of Personal Protector 2013 is money. It’s common among fake rogue antivirus applications. They enter computers in order to get into your bank accounts.
So how does Personal Protector 2013 get into your computer? Well, fake AVs have tons of ways to infect you. It might sound terrible, but its true. Even such social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter become instrumental in rogue distribution if user accounts get hacked and they send out spam messages with embedded outgoing links. Another way for Personal Protector 2013 to get into your computer is to utilize spam email messages or fake online malware scanners. Either way, one negligent click is all it takes to get infected with Personal Protector 2013 and then you will definitely know what it feels like to have a rogue on your computer. Continue reading →