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These malicious software may display false and misleading reports of malicious programs on a user's computer. The false detections are displayed to deceive the user into purchasing a registered copy of the detection program, for the purpose of cleaning the "infected" computer.

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Program:Win32/RegCureInstaller
Description:Program:Win32/RegCureInstaller is the installer for Program:Win32/RegCure, a program that is promoted as a system optimization tool. Some versions of Program:Win32/RegCure may display deceptive or fraudulent claims about files, registry entries and/or other items on the system, and these versions’ installers are detected by Weskysoft security products as Program:Win32/RegCureInstaller.
Alert level: High

Program:Win32/UltimateDefender
Description:Program:Win32/UltimateDefender is a program that may display false and misleading reports of malicious programs on a user's computer. The false detections are displayed to deceive the user into purchasing a registered copy of the detection program, for the purpose of cleaning the "infected" computer.
Alert level: High

Program:Win32/Awola
Description:Program:Win32/Awola falsely claims the system is infected and encourages the user to buy a promoted product for clearing the purported malware from the computer.
Alert level: High

Program:Win32/BitAccelerator.A
Description:Program:Win32/BitAccelerator.A is a program that redirects Web search results to other Web sites and may display various advertisements to users while browsing Web sites.
Alert level: Moderate

Program:Win32/FakeAlert
Description:Program:Win32/FakeAlert is a family of programs that display messages reporting that the user's current security software is malfunctioning and that new security software should be downloaded. The message is false and misleading, and it is intended to encourage users to download and/or purchase the rogue security product.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/Windefender
Description:Program:Win32/Windefender is a program that imitates Microsoft Security Center and displays false and misleading alerts regarding malware, in order to convince users to purchase rogue security software.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/AntispyStorm
Description:Program:Win32/AntispyStorm is a program that displays misleading warning messages in order to convince users to purchase a product that removes spyware.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/UltimateCleaner
Description:Program:Win32/UltimateCleaner is a program that displays false and misleading alerts regarding malware, in order to convince users to purchase the rogue security software.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/PCProtectionCenter
Description:Program:Win32/PCProtectionCenter is a security application that displays advertisements when running on a user's computer.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/WinSpywareProtect
Description:Program:Win32/WinSpywareProtect is a program that may falsely claim that the user's system is infected and encourages the user to buy a promoted product for cleaning the alleged malware from the computer.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/Cleaner2009
Description:Program:Win32/Cleaner2009 is a rogue security protection program that may display false and misleading alerts on malware to entice users to purchase fake security software.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/Antimalwareguard
Description:Program:Win32/Antimalwareguard is a fake security program that purports to scan for malware. It display fake security warnings to entice a user to purchase software to remove the fake threats.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/MalwareBurn
Description:Program:Win32/MalwareBurn is a program that may be promoted as a security scanner. When run, it may display exaggerated or false claims of threat detection.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/PCOptimizerPro
Description:Program:Win32/PCOptimizerPro is a program that is promoted as a system optimization tool. Some versions of this program may display deceptive or fraudulent claims about files, registry entries and/or other items on the system.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/TomSkype
Description:Program:Win32/TomSkype is a program, which installs a certain version of Skype. It may return information regarding its installation and the computer to remote servers. Program:Win32/TomSkype may also generate unwanted pop-ups for advertisements.
Alert level: Moderate

Program:Win32/RegistryEasy
Description:Program:Win32/RegistryEasy is a program that is promoted as a system optimization tool. This program may have been installed via a Web site falsely claiming a system scan took place and that critical system errors are present, directing the user to download the program to correct these fictitious errors. Also, some versions of this program may display deceptive or fraudulent claims about files, registry entries and/or other items on the computer.
Alert level: High

Program:Win32/PCSave
Description:Program:Win32/PCSave is a rogue antispyware application, that may be installed on a user's computer by other malware. The program may originate from the domain 'pcsave.co.kr'.
Alert level: High

Trojan:Win32/Renos.gen!AG
Description:Trojan:Win32/Renos.gen!AG is a trojan that downloads potentially unwanted software such as SpyShredder, a rogue security program that displays misleading alerts regarding computer problems or falsely reports detections of malicious files on the affected machine.
Alert level: High

Win32/FakeXPA
Description:Win32/FakeXPA is a family of programs that claims to scan for malware and displays fake warnings of “malicious programs and viruses”. They then inform the user that they need to pay money to register the software in order to remove these non-existent threats. Some members of the Win32/FakeXPA family may also download additional malware and have been observed in the wild downloading variants of Win32/Alureon.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/BaiduIebar
Description:Program:Win32/BaiduIebar is a Chinese Internet web browser add-on. It may be installed or bundled with freeware and shareware applications without user consent. Win32/BaiduIebar may download and install a kernel-mode driver that prevents files and registry keys from being removed.
Alert level: Moderate

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.gen!K
Description:Renos is a family of Trojans that displays messages reporting that the user's current security software is malfunctioning and that new security software should be downloaded. The message is false and misleading, and it is intended to encourage users into downloading and/or purchasing third-party software. This is a minor variant of Win32/Renos.gen!I. This variant may download potentially unwanted programs identified as Program:Win32/SpySheriff, also known as 'MalwareAlarm'.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/Starware
Description:Program:Win32/Starware is a Web browser toolbar. Starware monitors searches at popular search engines, conducting its own search in tandem and displaying the results in an IFrame within the browser window.
Alert level: Low

Program:Win32/RegCure
Description:Program:Win32/RegCure is a program that is promoted as a system optimization tool. Some versions of this program may display deceptive or fraudulent claims about files, registry entries and/or other items on the system. These versions are detected by Microsoft security products.
Alert level: High

Program:Win32/SpywareIsolator
Description:Program:Win32/SpywareIsolator is a program that may display false and misleading information about the security of a system, and encourages a user to purchase rogue security software.
Alert level: High

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.DL
Description:Program:Win32/FakeAlert.A is a family of programs that display false messages reporting that the user's system is infected and that new security software should be downloaded. The message is false and misleading, and it is intended to encourage users to download and/or purchase third-party software.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/WinSoftware.WinAntiVirus
Description:Program:Win32/WinSoftware is a program that displays warnings or malware detections, in order to prompt users to purchase WinAntiVirus.
Alert level: Severe

Adware:Win32/BitAccelerator
Description:Adware:Win32/BitAccelerator is a DLL file dropped by Program:Win32/BitAccelerator.A. It is installed and registered as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) in Internet Explorer that runs automatically every time Internet Explorer is opened.
Alert level: Moderate

Program:Win32/VirusRanger
Description:Program:Win32/VirusRanger is a program that may display or report misleading warning messages and scan results in order to convince users to pay a registration fee.
Alert level: High

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.CB
Description:TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.CB is a Trojan downloader component of TrojanDropper:Win32/Renos.B. It attempts to download possibly unwanted software that may be detected as Program:Win32/AntiVirGear.
Alert level: Severe

Program:Win32/AntiSpywareDeluxe
Description:Program:Win32/AntiSpywareDeluxe falsely claims the system is infected and encourages the user to buy a promoted product for clearing the purported malware from the computer.
Alert level: High

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