Nov 4, 2016

How to Remove the Fake Anti-spyware Programs from A Computer?

Hey, there? I have a program called SpySheriff. I don’t remember I ever installed it. It always reports that there are potential risks on my computer. And I fail to visit some websites, I am told those websites are not safe. Is it right? The application looks like an antivirus program. But I search for information about it, and learn that it is a fake anti-spyware program. It can’t kill the risks detected by itself and ask me to buy a registered version. Should I buy the program? Or it is just a scam? Help, please!

More Details about the Fake Anti-spyware Programs:

A fake anti-spyware program is a malicious program that can infect various versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows xp and so on. Different computer users may get infected with different fake anti-spyware programs of different names like SpywareSheriff and SpyTrooper. While no matter what the names are, they are the same fraudulent and useless anti-spyware applications. When talking about anti-spyware programs, such similar programs as Brave Sentry, Pest Trap, SpyTrooper, Spywareno and MalwareAlarm are usually referred to display the way they work and how computer users are persuaded into falling into the traps. The tactics used by the the fake anti-spyware programs to scam is simple but sneaky. After infection, the fake anti-spyware programs will give fake or misleading reports about potential risks on the user’s computer. And the user will be informed that a registered version of the softwares is able to remove the risks and he should pay to get a registered software. For this kind of scam, some people are able to identify that it is a trick to steal money, but for some computer users who know little about computers and the fake anti-spyware programs, it is difficult for them to tell whether the reports are true or not, so they can be easily fooled into paying money to buy those softwares to wipe out the imaginary risks on the computer. This happens more frequently when the users get nervous about the trick. But what is most upsetting is that the problem is not solved even you have payed to purchase the softwares as what they say.
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Published by Sarah Poehler on November 4, 2016 5:53 pm and last modified on November 5, 2016 12:12 am.

Sep 27, 2016

How to Remove AV Defender Professional

One day, when I turned on my laptop, there was popping up a window named AV Defender Professional on the screen, which looks like antivirus software, and then it automatically forced to scan my laptop. I had no choice, so I had to wait for it. About 8 minutes later, it showed me that there were lots of viruses on my laptop. I just watched movies, sent some emails to my friends or wrote some articles on the Facebook. I didn’t know what I do wrong on all of these actions. I had no idea how to do next. This application advised me to pay for the anti-virus software in order to remove these viruses as soon as possible. I followed this advice. But it was not useful! Then I realized that it was a fake. What can I do? Who can help me to fix this problem?

“AV Defender Professional” Description

AV Defender Professional is a kind of rogue programs which would like to attack windows computer, such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Window 10, Windows Vista, and Windows XP etc. Once AV Defender Professional got into the target computer, it will add malicious Registry entries to your system in order to launch itself every time when you start Windows. It will force to scan your computer and show you that there are some viruses on your computer. When you click on any button which is related to antivirus and it will jump to the purchase page of this site. That is why we name AV Defender Professional as a Rogue Software or Fake antivirus. Sometimes your computer gets this virus, there is a pop-up warning saying that your computer is infected with xx virus or has a critical system error on the right corner of your computer. And then it will advise you to activate the software to solve the problem. Do you really need to do this? Will activate this fake antivirus help you fix your problem? Oh, no. Please don’t do that. If you do, it means that you are falling into this fake application’s trap. What you have to do is that to remove AV Defender Professional as soon as you detect it on your computer. Once this fake application is removed, your computer will work well likes before.

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Published by Selina Lynmich on September 27, 2016 10:44 am

Jul 30, 2016

ThinkPoint Rogue anti-spyware Removal Guide

Hi there. I need help of removing viruses. Microsoft Security Essentials said it detected many viruses on my computer, but it can’t help me remove the viruses. It told me that I had to download the full version of ThinkPoint to fix the problem. I had not heard of this program before, so I hesitated. I have enough money to purchase it, but I prefer a manual removal guide as I don’t know much about this program. Can you help me remove the viruses that Microsoft Security Essentials detected manually? I know little about computer issue. Any assistance will be much appreciated.

Brief Information about ThinkPoint Rogue anti-spyware

ThinkPoint is a rogue anti-spyware which displays lots of fake alerts to scare you. It has been created to scam people. As various computer threat viruses have been very rampant in those years, more and more fake security programs have been made to trick innocent computer users. ThinkPoint Rogue anti-spyware is one of the dangerous programs that can attack your computer easily. Once installed, it pretends to be a reliable security program by mentioning its product with famous anti-virus product or computer such as Microsoft Security Essentials and Norton. In fact, it has nothing to do with the authority anti-virus programs but a rogue program. It is not going to protect your computer. If you do not follow its guide to buy its product, it may drop more and more malware onto your computer to create chaos until you do it as it wants. Once you see ThinkPoint Rogue anti-spyware on your computer, get rid of it immediately. Read the rest of this post »

Published by David MicKinney on July 30, 2016 6:13 pm and last modified on August 26, 2016 9:14 am.

Jun 24, 2015

How to Uninstall “Clean Master” App from an Android Device?

Is “Clean Master” app safe?

“Clean Master” claims to be the world’s leading mobile tools provider that can improve your device’s performance by cleaning junk files, optimizing device memory, providing complete protection against viruses and managing the apps you installed, but still many users are trying to uninstall it from their android device for the app can do nothing good to their device. Moreover, it could probably decrease your device performance. Is it taking longer than usual when you start up your device? Are you using up data at a faster rate than before? Does your battery seem to be running down much faster than previously? Are calls being dropped or interrupted with weird noises? In fact, when some malicious apps are installed on your device, they can be designed to sit in the background and run all day long, therefore you may notice a dip in your battery life. More severe cases of malware will kill your battery faster than mild cases and they could even be used to collect data like account details, credit card numbers, contacts lists, etc. Therefore, if you find “Clean Master” useless, you have to manually uninstall it as fast as you can.
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Published by Sarah Poehler on June 24, 2015 7:51 am and last modified on June 24, 2015 7:55 am.

May 26, 2015

Uninstall Antivirus Pro 2017 Virus (Manual Removal Guide)

I accidentally downloaded Antivirus Pro 2017 on my computer and now I have no idea how to uninstall it. It won’t allow me on the Internet; so I can’t download anything to get rid of it, and it won’t let me access control panel to delete it as well. I know this is a fake antivirus program so I don’t plan to pay for it, but the virus keeps popping up even in safe mode with networking. How do I get rid of it completely?

“Antivirus Pro 2017” Virus Description:

Antivirus Pro 2017 is a virus that usually masquerades as a genuine anti-virus program and installs onto a computer without asking for any permission. This type of virus uses false scan results and fake security alerts to scare computer users and make them purchase its full version. Be attention! This program is just a bogus security application designed by hackers to rip computer users off and it has no ability to detect or remove any real infections, it also can’t protect your computer from further attacks so you need to get rid of it as soon as possible. Antivirus Pro 2017 virus is the upgrade version of Antivirus Pro 2015 that also can be installed on a PC after visiting infected websites on the Internet or downloading free software from malicious website.
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Published by Sarah Poehler on May 26, 2015 7:46 am

Apr 18, 2015

Remove Win PC Optimizer – Complete Removal Guide

How many antivirus programs do you install in your computer? There are constant warning windows popped up by Win PC Optimizer telling you your computer is at risk while other antivirus tools don’t detect any infections? Where does the Win PC Optimizer come from? Is it legal? Why can’t it be uninstalled from the control panel?

More Details about Win PC Optimizer:

Win PC Optimizer is a fake antivirus application that is designed to trick computer owners into paying its useless full version. A real antivirus program should help us protect the computer system from most harmful viruses, spyware and malware infections, but this fake one just pretends to be a legitimate program and asks for money from you without providing real system protection. Once Win PC Optimizer gains the chance to infiltrate into the computer, it starts a scan right away and then shows you a scan result that lists a lot of dangerous virus infections to scare computer users. By doing so, it is trying to force computer users to pay for its full or registered version.
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Published by David MicKinney on April 18, 2015 8:15 am

Apr 7, 2015

Remove PC Safe Antivirus – Complete Removal Guide

PC Safe Antivirus program appears suddenly in the computer? Why does the program start scanning the whole system every time the computer starts up? You do not allow it to do so and you cannot stop the scan? There are really a lot of risks in the system like it says? How to make the computer back to normal?

More Details about PC Safe Antivirus:

PC Safe Antivirus is a fake antivirus program. It is said that this fake thing is specially designed by computer hackers in order to defraud computer users around the world and steal their privacy. As long as the computer is connected to the Internet and once you visit bad websites, click on the unknown links or download free software, the rogue program will have a chance to infect your computer. In general, after PC Safe Antivirus gets into your system, it will start a scan and then report to you a lot of risks and vulnerabilities. Because many computer users do not have experience, they will be terrified by those reports and afraid to lose important data. So they can easily become the victims of the PC Safe Antivirus rogueware – paying to buy its full version.
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Published by David MicKinney on April 7, 2015 8:48 am

Mar 27, 2015

Defender Pro 2015 Virus Removal

Hi I was watching a TV show online last night and all of a sudden I started getting pop ups for this Defender Pro 2015 firewall alert saying that my computer was at risk. And then a scanner appeared without my permission, pretending as a useful tool to search malware from my hard disk. It won’t let me stop the scan, nor close those annoying pop-up windows. The program keeps forcing me to purchase its full version in order to remove those ‘detected’ malware. I know it is a fake scanner but I cannot run my real antivirus program or even open my internet browser to search a solution. I am using my phone right now. How to get rid of this virus from my computer?

“Defender Pro 2015” Virus Description:

Defender Pro 2015 is categorized as a fake anti-spyware belongs to a well-known family of rogues called Braviax and this program is mainly used for swindling away people’s money. Just like Protective Antivirus 2015 Virus and Antivirus PRO 2015 Virus, this program also has no features like any good antivirus programs and it won’t help detect or remove malware. Currently rogue programs are constantly on the rise, and they are being updated with enhanced destructive ability by hackers across the world. Mostly the virus can disable your current antivirus and then sneak into a computer through visiting pornographic sites, downloading spam email attachment or potentially unwanted program, even clicking malicious pop-up ads. Defender Pro 2015 simply imitates the traits of security software, but in reality this is a typical scam that doesn’t render the promised level of antivirus protection. You should get rid of it from the computer once upon detection.
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Published by Sarah Poehler on March 27, 2015 8:41 am

Mar 26, 2015

Antivirus PRO 2015 Virus Removal

Hi there. I’m getting really frustrated now. I have got Antivirus PRO 2015 virus on my computer that keeps telling me that my computer is being attacked. This little bugger looks just like a legitimate antivirus but I know it is fake because it prevents the use of taskbar, IE, or any virus scans. I’ve tried both Norton and Malewarbytes from safe mode, but neither of them got rid of the darn thing! They didn’t even detect it. Also I cannot find it from control panel. I have no idea what to do. It makes me so mad. How do I get rid of it completely?

Antivirus PRO 2015 Description:

Antivirus PRO 2015 is nothing but a bogus anti-spyware program that displays fake alerts, blocks your Task Manager or other applications, and finally lures you into taking part in fraudulent transactions. This program may seem to be legitimate, but in reality it has no ability to protect a computer against any malware. Usually this rogue program is promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. That is to say, it can be downloaded when a user opened an unknown email, downloaded a malicious program or even visited pornographic website. Once installed, it creates a certain registry entry so that it could run every time you start your machine. You will be forced to run a bogus scan automatically that keeps reporting your computer is seriously infected and a registered version is needed if you want to clean up your PC. Of course the registered version is not for free. You have to pay a large amount of money to get it. But it is unnecessary to do that because Antivirus PRO 2015 is a scam and its final goal is to trick gullible computers users into thinking their PCs are infected with various malware infections and then pay for its product. Therefore, the hackers can rip off user’s hard-earned money easily by using this scare tactic.
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Published by Sarah Poehler on March 26, 2015 1:17 am and last modified on March 26, 2015 1:18 am.

Feb 7, 2015

Remove Antivirus Defender 2015 Step by Step

I accidentally downloaded Antivirus Defender 2015 on my computer and now I have problem uninstalling this program. It scans my system automatically whenever Windows is launched and I cannot stop the scanning anyway. The program keeps showing me lots of infections and pushing me to pay the full version, therefore I doubt this is a virus but not a helpful program. I tried to uninstall it, but it didn’t allow me to do that. Actually I already have Norton installed, but it seems to be deactivated after I got this thing. What should I do? How do I remove Antivirus Defender 2015 from my computer completely? Any help will be appreciated.

Antivirus Defender 2015 Introduction:

Antivirus Defender 2015 is a fake security application that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective, but in fact the program only provides limited or no security. Once it gets installed, it generates erroneous or misleading alerts everywhere, attempting to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. The fake application is capable of running on Windows system including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (8.1) and it can be distributed through the Internet via many ways. Generally speaking, rogue programs like this one always gets downloaded after you open an email attachment, click on a pop-up advertisement or visit a particular website. (Adult sites are special favorites.) It’s a fraudulent and useless security tool with the aim of stealing your money, therefore once you find it running on your system, you should immediately take action to get rid of it.
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Published by Sarah Poehler on February 7, 2015 1:34 am

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