Archive for December, 2009

How to Remove APCProtect | APCProtect Removal Guide

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

APCProtect is the latest rogue antivirus product in the wini family of rogue security sotware. It is generally pushed through sites that claim in order to view a video you need to install a video codec update or flash player update. This “update” is actually the loader for apcprotect. Once it is installed on your [...]

How to Remove Anti-Virus Elite | Anti-Virus Elite Removal Guide

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Anti-Virus Elite is a rogue antivirus application. These rogue antivirus applications pose as a legitimate security application, but in reality is a scam to try to trick you out of money. They will find and claim that there are multiple security problems with your computer. They will claim that you have many viruses. Most of [...]

Frustrations with Verizon Landline

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

As you may know we had a good size snow storm here in the mountains of western North Carolina. It’s not unusual, but we will many times go a few years between these big storms. This one brought a tree down on the phone line just before it branches to our house and one other. [...]

How to Remove ProtectPCs | ProtectPCs Removal Guide

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

ProtectPCs is a rogue antivirus application from the Wini family of rogues. It will push itself through claims of it being a video codec update or flash player update. Usually these appear on a site that shows up in the search results for whatever latest greatest sought after video clip may be making the top [...]

How to Remove Malware Defense | Malware Defense Removal Guide

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Malware Defense (or malware defence) is a rogue antivirus application that will install itself on your system and then claim that there are many security problems and even viruses on your system. It will claim that it can fix these problems (for a price) and may prevent you from downloading files to your computer from [...]

How to Remove Data Doctor 2010 | Data Doctor 2010 Removal Guide

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Data Doctor 2010 is a rogue antivirus application. It will pop up warnings and claim that your system is infected with viruses or has other security problems. In reality the worst problem you have is that Data Doctor 2010 is on your system. It will further claim that it can fix those problems if you [...]

How to Remove SysDefence | Sysdefence Removal Guide

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Sysdefence is another rogue antivirus application from the wini family. This family of rogues has been quite prolific lately and typically is pushed on computer users through aggressive trojans that will appear on web pages masquerading as an update for flash player or a video codec for a video that may be well sought after. [...]

How to Remove TheDefend | TheDefend Removal Guide

Friday, December 18th, 2009

TheDefend is a rogue antivirus program that is one of the latest incarnations of the wini family of rogues. It will introduce itself onto your system through aggressive advertising claiming to be a video codec update or flash player update that may be required to see a highly sought after video. Once the user tries [...]

How to Remove System Adware Scanner 2010 | System Adware Scanner 2010 Removal Guide

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

System Adware Scanner 2010 is a new and aggressive rogue antivirus application. Once installed on a system it creates a program that acts as a guard of sorts for it’s main process. This guard process is called noterminate and will pop up warnings and encourage users to purchase the rogue for full protection. The guard [...]

How to Remove GuardPCs | GuardPCs Removal Guide

Monday, December 14th, 2009

GuardPCs looks like the latest entry from the wini family of rogues. (They just keep churning out new ones every other day it seems.) They’re using the same template these days of course, just the names change. This one, as the others, is pushed through bogus video codec or flash player updates. Note that I [...]

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