Prepare for the April Fools Spyware Flood

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I received a message from some at superantispyware in the last day or two that is a well timed and good heads up. Every year there is a surge in spyware, malware and rogue activity around April Fools Day (April 1st). It’s important to be aware and raise our skepticism a bit this time of [...]

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 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 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 [...]

How to Remove AntiAdd | AntiAdd Removal Guide

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

AntiAdd is a rogue antivirus application. It is installed via trojans that claim to be video codec or flash player updates and then once installed on the system it will claim to be scanning your computer and discovering all sorts of viral infected files. In addition to this it may popup warnings about supposed security [...]

How to Remove KeepCop | Keep Cop Removal Guide

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

KeepCop is yet another of those rogue antivirus applications that seem to be such a plague on computer users today. These rogue security applications usually installed without permission, or by means of trickery claiming to be a video codec or flash player update. Further they will start out on your computer by creating many new [...]

How to Remove Additional Guard | Additional Guard Removal Guide

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Additional Guard is a rogue antivirus application and like many of these it can either be installed with or without the users permission. Even without a person actually wanting it, but simply visiting the wrong web page users may find this program on their system. Once on their system this software will popup many ads [...]

How to Remove Antivirus System Pro | Antivirus System Pro Removal Guide

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Last week I had the opportunity to remove Antivirus System Pro from not one, but two machines. Given that I was seeing it a bit more frequently I thought it might be a new rogue antivirus application, but I quickly found out that it’s been out at least since June of this year. I took [...]

How to Remove AntiAid | AntiAid Removal Guide

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

AntiAid is a rogue antivirus/security program that is from the Wini family of Rogues. This is a bit of a departure from much of the long recent history of these rogues due to a new user interface. This rogue (and it’s family) is usually advertised (pushed would be a better term) through codec downloads. They [...]

How to Remove Windows Enterprise Defender (Removal Guide)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Windows Enterprise Defender is a rogue antivirus application that uses the name of Windows Defender and the similarities of their name to appear as an official product or add on to windows. Of course, the real Windows Defender is a legitimate application, but Windows Enterprise Defender is a rogue antivirus application that gives false warnings [...]

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