Archive for the 'malware' Category


Park Your Virus Impervious Smugness Mac (and Linux) Users

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

I use linux. I prefer it over Windows for many reasons. It’s more resistant to viruses, less of a target, but that doesn’t mean that malware or other viruses are impossible. If someone were to trick me into running something and even worse, trick me into using my administrator password to install something system wide, [...]

Windows XP Stop 0x0000007B Error Booting into Safe Mode

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

A recent malware removal session gave a very frustrating error in trying to boot into safe mode. I was unable to boot into safe mode, safe mode with networking or even safe mode with the command prompt. The Stop Error was a Stop 0x0000007B Error. The instructions on the screen talk about running chkdsk on [...]

How to Remove Live Enterprise Suite | Live Enterprise Suite Removal Guide

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Live Enterprise Suite is yet another rogue security application. This is a successor to the frustrating Internet Antivirus Pro and Ghost Antivirus rogues. Like many of these security rogues they are pushed through malware and aggressive advertising. This may be a website that when visited a screen pops up that appears to be doing a [...]

Windows XP Unable to Login After Cleaning Out Rogue Antivirus

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

This article may come in handy if you are out there battling the latest rogue du jour. Occasionally I have been through a cleaning process for these rogues and got to a point where the scanner had run and cleaned things out (whether it was malwarebytes antimalware or superantispyware.) It was time to reboot and [...]

How to Remove APCSafe | APCSafe Removal Guide

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

APCSafe is another of the recent variations on the Wini family of rogue antivirus applications. Like all the others it is pushed by trojan activity… this is typically a video site that claims to have a sought after video, but alas…. the video cannot be viewed unless you install a flashplayer update that they have [...]

How to Remove PCSecure | PCSecure Removal Guide

Monday, January 25th, 2010

PCSecure is a recent rogue antivirus from the notorious and prolific wini family of rogue security software. It is typically promoted via trojan downloaders. Usually these will be on a website with a video that may be highly sought after. In order to see the video though you are told that you need to download [...]

How to Remove Desktop Security 2010 | Desktop Security 2010 Removal Guide

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Desktop Security 2010 is a rogue antivirus application. It is a successor to Total PC Defender and installs on your pc without permission through the use of malware. Once on your system it will create numerous files that it then finds during scheduled scans and it claims these files are virus infected. It will scan [...]

How to Remove APCSecure | APCSecure Removal Guide

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

APCSecure is yet another rogue antivirus application from the prolific and annoying wini family of rogues. This particular variant also comes with a rootkit called TDL3. Trojans are used to promote this rogue antivirus and you will likely find that it will create multiple empty files on your computer that it will then find during [...]

How to Remove ProtectSoldier | ProtectSoldier Removal Guide

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

ProtectSoldier followed right on the heels of ProtectDefender as another entry of rogue antivirus software in the notorious and prolific wini family of rogues. Like all of them it is installed via trojan horses and pushed via flash player updates and video codec downloads. Once installed on a system it will create numerous files to [...]

How to Remove ProtectDefender | ProtectDefender Removal Guide

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

ProtectDefender is yet another recent rogue antivirus application from the wini family. As with many of the other entrants from this family, it is installed through the use of bogus flash updates and purported video codec downloads. Typically a computer user will run across a site that claims to host a well sought after video [...]

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