Rogue Anti-Virus and Rogue Security Software


Rogue security programs are commonly found Trojan Horses which masquerade as legitimate anti-malware programs. They claim to clean the infected computer of viruses, Trojans, and spyware or claim to clean the Windows registry. Rogue security programs are copycat programs that may look very much like the real thing. They typically are installed without the user's informed consent and are very difficult to remove.

The following lists shows some of the names used by these fake anti-virus & anti-spyware programs. In some cases, there may be actual legitmate software with the same name or very similar names.


Rogue Security Software

Advanced Cleaner,AKM Antivirus 2010 Pro,AlfaCleaner,Alpha AntiVirus,ANG Antivirus (fake AVG Anti-virus),Antimalware Doctor,AntiMalware,AntiSpyCheck 2.1,AntiSpyStorm,AntiSpyware 2009,Antispyware 2010,Antispyware 2011,AntiSpyware Soft,Antivir Solution Pro,(not to be confused with Avira AntiVir),Antivirus Action,Antivirus 7 or Antivirus5,Antivirus 8,Antivirus IS,Antivirus Soft,Antivirus Studio 2010,Antivirus System PRO,AntiSpyware Bot from Squared Software,AntiSpywareExpert,AntiSpywareMaster,AntiSpywareSuite,AntiSpyware Shield,Antivermins,Antivirus 2008,Antivirus 2009, Anti Virus 2010,Antivirus XP 2010,Antivirus 2010 (also known as Anti-virus-1),Antivirus 360,Antivirus Pro 2009,AntiVirus Gold or AntivirusGT,Antivirus Live,Antivirus Master,Antivirus XP 2008,Antivirus Pro 2010, AV Security Suite,Avatod Antispyware 8.0,Awola,BestsellerAntivirus,ByteDefender also known as ByteDefender Security 2010 (Knock-off of the legitimate BitDefender Antivirus software),Cleanator,ContraVirus,Control Center,Cyber Security,Data Protection,Defense Center,Ultra Defragger,Vista Antimalware 2011,Win7 Antispyware 2011,Quick Defragmenter,Antivirus 8,Desktop Security 2010,Digital Security,Disk Defrag,Doctor Antivirus,Doctor Antivirus 2008,DriveCleaner,Dr Guard,EasySpywareCleaner,eco AntiVirus,Errorsafe,ErrorSmart,Flu Shot 4,Green Antivirus 2009,HDD Rescue,IE Antivirus,IEDefender,InfeStop,Internet Antivirus,Internet Security 2010,KVMSecure,Live PC Care,Live Security Suite,MacSweeper,MalwareCrush,MalwareCore,MalwareAlarm,Malware Bell (a.k.a. Malware Bell 3.2),Malware Defender,Malware Defense,MS Antivirus, Microsoft Anti Malware (not to be confused with Microsoft Antivirus or Microsoft Security Essentials),MS AntiSpyware 2009 (not to be confused with Microsoft AntiSpyware),MaxAntiSpy,My Security Wall,My Security Engine,My Security Shield,Wireshark Antivirus,AV Antivirus Suite,PC Defender Antivirus,HDD Plus,Hard Drive Diagnostic,Disk Doctor,Win HDD,System Tool 2011,HDD Scan,Internet Antivirus 2011,HDD Rescue,MxOne Antivirus,Netcom3 Cleaner,Paladin antivirus,Navashield,PCSecureSystem,PC Antispy,PC AntiSpyWare 2010,PC Clean Pro,PC Privacy Cleaner,PerfectCleaner,Perfect Defender 2009,PersonalAntiSpy Free,Personal Antivirus,Personal Security,PAL Spyware Remover,PCPrivacy Tools,PC Antispyware,Protection Center,PSGuard,Privacy Center,Rapid AntiVirus,Real AntiVirus,Reggenie Antivirus,Registry Great,Safety Alerter 2006,Safety Center or Security Center,SafetyKeeper,SaliarAR,SecureFighter,SecurePCCleaner,SecureVeteran,Security Master AV,Security Scan 2009,Security Tool,Security Toolbar 7.1,Security Suite Platinum,SiteAdware,Security Essentials 2010 (not to be confused with Microsoft Security Essentials),Smart Engine,Smart Antivirus 2009,Smart HDD,Soft Soldier,SpyAxe,Spy Away,SpyCrush,Spydawn,SpyGuarder,SpyHeal,SpyHeals,(a.k.a. VirusHeal),SpyMarshal,Spylocked,SpySheriff (a.k.a PestTrap, SpySpotter,SpywareBot (Spybot - Search & Destroy knockoff),Spyware Cleaner or Spyware Blaster,SpywareGuard 2008 (not to be confused with SpywareGuard by Javacool Software),Spyware Protect 2009,SpywareQuake,SpywareSheriff (often confused with SpySheriff),Spyware Stormer,Spy Tool,Spyware Striker Pro,Spyware Protect 2009,SpywareStrike,SpyRid,SpyWiper,SystemArmor,SysGuard,Sysinternals Antivirus,System Defragmenter, System Antivirus 2008,System Live Protect,SystemDoctor or Spyware Doctor,System Security,ThinkPoint,Total Secure 2009,Total Win 7 Security,Total Win XP Security,Total Win Vista Security,TrustedAntivirus,TheSpyBot (Spybot - Search & Destroy knockoff),UltimateCleaner,VirusHeat,VirusIsolator,Virus Locker,VirusProtectPro (a.k.a AntiVirGear),VirusRemover2008,VirusRemover2009,VirusMelt,VirusRanger,Virus Response Lab 2009,VirusTrigger,Vista Antispyware 2010,Vista Antivirus 2008,Vista Internet Security 2010,Vista Smart Security 2010,Volcano Security Suite,Win 7 Antivirus 2010, Win Antispyware Center,WinAntiVirus Pro 2006,WinDefender (not to be confused with the legitimate Windows Defender),Windows Police Pro,Windows Protection Suite,WinFixer,WinHound,Winpc Antivirus,Winpc Defender,WinSpywareProtect,WinWeb Security 2008,WorldAntiSpy,XP AntiMalware,XP AntiMalware 2010,XP AntiSpyware 2009,XP AntiSpyware 2010,XP Antivirus 2010,XP Antivirus Pro 2010,XP Guardian,XP Defender Pro,XP Internet Security 2010,XJR Antivirus,XP Security Tool,XP-Shield,Your Protection,Zinaps AntiSpyware 2008Red Cross Antivirus, Peak Protection 2010, Pest Detector 4.1, Major Defense Kit, ThinkPoint, AntiSpySafeguard, AntiSpy Safeguard


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