Archive for September, 2009

Remove Personal Guard 2009 | Personal Guard 2009 Removal

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Personal Guard 2009 is another rogue antivirus application that is installed through sites that claim your pc is infected with various problems. These online “scans” will encourage you to download personal guard 2009 so that you can clean up your system. Then when Personal Guard 2009 runs it’s scan it will be able to “fix” [...]

Internet Safety Games

Monday, September 21st, 2009

A lot of people seem to be (rightly so) looking for internet safety games to help teach their children (and in some cases themselves) about safety online and what you should or shouldn’t say about yourself or where you live, etc. I’ve found a good collection of sites that have some internet safety games here…. [...]

Clampi Virus | Clampi Trojan

Monday, September 21st, 2009

The clampi virus is in the news in a couple places today. Surprisingly it’s in Symantec’s virus database since January and rated as a low risk. However, the sole purpose of this trojan is to monitor your Windows based computer for connections to more than 4500 different financial related sites and log any usernames and [...]

Remove Total Security 2009 | TotalSecurity 2009 Removal

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Total Security 2009 is also known as TotalSecurity 2009 or TotalSecurity2009. It is a newer version of the Total Security Antivirus which we highlighted just a week or so ago. It is a more troublesome variant of this rogue security software. In addition to the false warnings about problems on your system and the promise [...]

How to Remove Windows PC Defender | Windows PC Defender Removal

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Windows PC Defender is a rogue antivirus application that resembles the legitimate antispyware known as Windows Defender from Microsoft. Their intent apparently is to mimic the look an theming of that application to trick potential customers into trusting and downloading (and paying for) their product. It is a clone of Windows Guard Pro and Ultimate [...]

How to Remove Virus Doctor (or Remove VirusDoctor) | Virus Doctor Removal

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

It looks as though that Virus Doctor (or Virusdoctor) is an older rogue antivirus application, but since it seems related to the search I was seeing lot’s of last night about rootscan.info I thought I would devote an article to the removal instructions for virus doctor. Since it may be related to Windows PC Defender, [...]

Rootscan.info? More Rogue Security Software on the horizon?

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

To follow up the last post about watching google hot trends…. I noticed an unusual search in the trends for rootscan.info. It currently seems to redirect to a site talking about rogue antivirus removal so it might not be anything, but the related searches for virus doctor, virus doctor removal, windows pc defender removal make [...]

Hot Trends – spotting the upcoming searchs and tomorrows news today

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The internet is an amazing place you can learn about most anything from carbon nanotubes stopping bullets to a duvet cover. In the last few weeks I’ve learned a few things over at Google’s hot trends page. Basically, about once an hour there is an autogenerated list of the top 100 things people are searching [...]

Total Security Antivirus Removal

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Total Security Antivirus is another rogue security application that poses as legitimate antivirus software to dupe people into installing and then paying for it. It is related to Antivirus 360 and is perhaps the followup software from the same group. This particular pest is possibly installing itself onto systems by way of a trojan or [...]

Facebook Fan Check Application Virus

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Just as last week, the facebook fan check application virus rumor is making the rounds again. And also just as last week people searching for information on the facebook fan check virus are running into some of the top search results hosting malware. There were several attack sites up last week when I saw this [...]

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