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Removing ‘Rogue’ Security programs

Rogue security software is a form of computer malware that deceives or misleads users into paying for the fake or simulated removal of malware. Rogue security software, in recent years, has become a growing and serious security threat.

Most have a Trojan horse component, which users are misled into installing. The Trojan may be disguised as:

* A browser plug-in or extension (typically toolbar)
* An image, screensaver or archive file attached to an e-mail message
* Multimedia codec required to play a certain video clip
* Software shared on peer-to-peer networks
* A free online malware scanning service

Below are removal instructions for some of the more common type of ‘Rogue’ software:

All links will lead to a Bleeping Computer removal guide.

AVG Antivirus 2011

AV Security Suite


AntiVirus Monitor


AntiVirus Soft

Antivirus Suite

Cleanup AntiVirus

Defense Center

Dr. Guard

Pc Defender

Personal Anti Malware Center


Smart Security

Security Essentials 2010

Security Essentials 2011

Security AntiVirus

Security Master AV


User Protection

Windows Antispyware Solution

Windows AV Software

Windows Defence Center

Windows Diagnostic

Windows Efficiency Manager

Windows Safety Protection

Windows Shield Center

Windows Tasks Optimizer

Windows 7 Recovery

If you should encounter any problems just click one of the links on the right hand side of this page.
All these sites will offer free malware removal help.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. tyler permalink
    April 29, 2010 11:49 pm

    hi bud having major hair loss, well more than usuall, having fun trying to remove a bug that has made it self my administator so can’t open any of the lovely downloads that will sort, have done the exehelperlog that i saw on one of you advice guides here it is;

    exeHelper by Raktor
    Build 20100414
    Run at 00:41:05 on 04/30/10
    Now searching…
    Checking for numerical processes…
    Checking for sysguard processes…
    Checking for bad processes…
    Checking for bad files…
    Checking for bad registry entries…
    Resetting filetype association for .exe
    Resetting filetype association for .com
    Resetting userinit and shell values…
    Resetting policies…

    if you can help i will give some money to a charity of your choice..

    many thanks tyler

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