Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29

Smart Fortress 2012

Smart Fortress 2012 is a rogue of the WinWeb Security Family The Smart Fortress 2012 like so many of today’s rogues, block the running of all other applications and the constant pop ups and re-directs to scare messages designed to scare those infected into buying the rogue. Files and Locations: %APPDATA%\<random named> .exe %APPDATA% is …

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Feb 29

Windows Firewall Constructor

The Windows Firewall Constructor is a rogue which is installed through FakeCodec scams stating the user needs to update their Flash Player. The Windows Firewall Constructor uses scare tactics with fake alerts and the blocking of applications stating the computer is infected to goad the user into purchasing the rogue. Files and Locations: XP <Drive>:\DOCUMENTS …

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Feb 29

Windows Basic Antivirus

The Windows Basic Antivirus is a rogue which is installed through FakeCodec scams stating the user needs to update their Flash Player. The Windows Basic Antivirus uses scare tactics with fake alerts stating the PC is infected to get the user top purchase the rogue. Files and Locations: XP <Drive>:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\<USER>\APPLICATION DATA\Protector-<random Names>.exe Win7 …

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Feb 22

Windows Performance Catalyst

The Windows Performance Catalyst is a rogue which is installed through Fake Codec scams and Fake Online Scanner Scams telling the user they need to update their Flash Player or they are infected to get the user to download and install the rogue. The Windows Performance Catalyst uses scare tactics with fake alerts  stating the …

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Feb 12

Windows Protection Master

Windows Protection Master is a rogue which is installed through FakeCodec scams stating the user needs to update their Flash Player. The Windows Protection Master uses scare tactics with fake alert pop ups saying the computer is infected to get the user top purchase the rogue. Files and Locations: XP <Drive>:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\<USER>\APPLICATION DATA\Inspector-<Random Names>.exe …

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Feb 06

Internet Defender Rogue of the Fake-Dll Family

The Internet Defender Rogue, a member of the Fake-DLL family which claims to keep your system free of Malware, by scaring the end-user into purchasing “protection” through fake infection warnings. Files and Locations: <Drive>:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Application Data\<Random Names>.avi <Drive>:PROGRAM FILES\Internet Defender\Internet Defender.dll The Internet Defender rogue can be removed with manually, however, because of blocking …

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