List of rogue security software

The following is a partial list of rogue security software , most of which can be grouped into families . These are functionally identical versions of the same program repackaged as sequential new products by the same vendor. [1] [2]

  • ANG Antivirus (knock-off of AVG Anti-Virus ) [3]
  • AntiVermins [4]
  • Antivirus 360 [5]
  • Antivirus 2008 [6]
  • Antivirus 2009
  • Antivirus 2010 (also known as Anti-virus-1) [7] , [8]
  • AntiVirus Gold or AntivirusGT [9]
  • Antivirus Master [10]
  • Antivirus Pro 2009 [11]
  • Antivirus Pro 2010 [12]
  • Antivirus Pro 2017 [12]
  • Antivirus System PRO [13]
  • Antivirus XP 2008 [14]
  • Antivirus XP 2010 [15]
  • AV Antivirus Suite [16]
  • AVG Antivirus 2011 (fake version) [17]
  • AV Security Essentials [18]
  • AV Security Suite [19]
  • Awola [20]
  • BestsellerAntivirus, Browser Defender [21]
  • Blue Frog
  • ByteDefender also known as ByteDefender Security 2010 (Knock-off of the legitimate BitDefenderAntivirus software) [22]
  • Cleanator
  • CleanThis [23]
  • Cloud Protection [24]
  • ContraVirus [25]
  • Control Center [26]
  • Cyber ​​Security, Core Security [27]
  • Data Protection [28]
  • Defense Center [29]
  • Defru [30]
  • Desktop Security 2010 [31]
  • Disc Antivirus Professional [32]
  • Disk Doctor [33]
  • Doctor Antivirus
  • Dr. Guard [34]
  • DriveCleaner [35]
  • EasySpywareCleaner, EasyFix Tools [36]
  • eco AntiVirus [37]
  • Errorsafe, Error Expert [38]
  • Essential Cleaner [39]
  • Flu Shot 4 [40] [41] (probably the earliest well-known instance of rogue security software)
  • Green Antivirus 2009 [42]
  • Hard Drive Diagnostics [43]
  • HDD Fix [44]
  • HDD Plus [45]
  • HDD Rescue [46] [47]
  • Home Security Solutions [48]
  • IEDefender [49]
  • InfeStop [50]
  • Internet Antivirus, InstallShield (aka Internet Antivirus Pro, distributed by plus4scan.com ) [51]
  • Internet Antivirus 2011 [52]
  • Internet Defender 2011 [53]
  • Internet Security 2010 [54] , [55]
  • Internet Security 2011 [56]
  • Internet Security 2012 [57]
  • Internet Security Essentials [58]
  • Internet Security Guard [59]
  • Live PC Care [60]
  • Live Security Platinum [61]
  • Live Security Suite [62]
  • Mac Defender [63]
  • Mac Protector [64]
  • MacSweeper [65]
  • MalwareAlarm [66]
  • MalwareCore [67]
  • MalwareCrush [68]
  • Malware Defense [69]
  • Malware Protection Center [70]
  • Memory Fixer [71]
  • MS AntiSpyware 2009 (not to be confused with Microsoft AntiSpyware, now Windows Defender ) [72]
  • MS Antivirus Microsoft Anti Malware (not to be confused with Microsoft Antivirus or Microsoft Security Essentials ) [73]
  • MS Removal Tool [74]
  • Microsoft Security Essentials (fake version) [75]
  • My Security Engine [76]
  • My Security Shield [77]
  • My Security Wall [78]
  • MxOne Antivirus [79]
  • NavaShield
  • Netcom3 Cleaner [80]
  • Paladin Antivirus [81]
  • PAL Spyware Remover [82]
  • Antispy PC [83]
  • PC Clean Pro [84]
  • PC Privacy Cleaner [85]
  • PCPrivacy Tools [86]
  • PCSecureSystem [87]
  • PerfectCleaner [88]
  • Perfect Defender 2009, Perfect Optimizer [89]
  • PersonalAntiSpy Free [90]
  • Personal Antivirus [91]
  • Personal Internet Security 2011 [92]
  • Personal Security [93]
  • Personal Shield Pro [94]
  • Antispyware PC [95]
  • PC Defender Antivirus [96]
  • PC Optimizer Pro
  • PCKeeper [97]
  • Privacy Center [98]
  • Security Shield [99]
  • Security Solution 2011 [100]
  • Security Suite Platinum [101]
  • Security Tool [102]
  • Security Tool [103]
  • Security Toolbar 7.1 [104]
  • Security Essentials 2010 (not to be confused with Microsoft Security Essentials ) [105]
  • SpyBouncer
  • SpyCrush [106]
  • Spydawn [107]
  • SpyEraser [108] (Video demonstration)
  • SpyGuarder [109]
  • SpyHeal (aka SpyHeals & VirusHeal) [110]
  • SpyHunter
  • Spylocked [111]
  • SpyMarshal [112]
  • SpyRid [113]
  • SpySheriff (aka PestTrap, BraveSentry, SpyTrooper) [114]
  • SpySpotter [115]
  • SpywareBot ( Spybot – Search & Destroy Knockoff, Now known as SpywareSTOP). [116]
  • Spyware Cleaner or Spyware B1aster [82] exploits name SpywareBlaster (note: should not be confused with the JavaCool app of the same name)
  • SpywareGuard 2008 (not to be confused with SpywareGuard by Javacool Software) [117] [118]
  • SpywareNO
  • Spyware Protect 2009 [119]
  • SpywareQuake [120]
  • SpywareSheriff (often confused with SpySheriff) [82]
  • Spyware Stormer, Spyware X-terminator [121]
  • SpywareStrike [82]
  • Spyware Striker Pro [122]
  • SpyWiper [123]
  • Super AV [124]
  • SysGuard [125]
  • Sysinternals Antivirus [126]
  • System Antivirus 2008 [127]
  • TheSpyBot ( Spybot – Search & Destroy knockoff) [128]
  • ThinkPoint [129]
  • Total Secure 2009 [130]
  • Total Win 7 Security [131]
  • Total Win Vista Security [132]
  • Total Win XP Security [133]
  • UltimateCleaner [134]
  • Ultra Defragger [135]
  • VirusHeat [136]
  • VirusIsolator [137]
  • Virus Locker [138] [139]
  • VirusMelt [140]
  • VirusProtectPro (aka AntiVirGear) [141]
  • Vista Antivirus 2008 [142]
  • Vista Home Security 2011 [143]
  • Vista Internet Security 2012 [144]
  • Vista Security 2011 [145]
  • Vista Security 2012 [146]
  • Vista Smart Security 2010 [147]
  • Volcano Security Suite [148]
  • Win7 Antispyware 2011 [149]
  • Win Antispyware Center [150]
  • Win 7 Home Security 2011 [151]
  • WinAntiVirus Pro 2006 [152]
  • WinFixer [153]
  • Win HDD [154]
  • WinHound [155]
  • winwebsec
  • Winpc Antivirus [156]
  • Winpc Defender [157]
  • WinSpywareProtect [158]
  • WinWeb Security 2008 [159]
  • Wireshark Antivirus [160]
  • WorldAntiSpy [161]
  • XP AntiMalware [162]
  • XP AntiSpyware 2009 [163]
  • XP AntiSpyware 2010 [164]
  • XP AntiSpyware 2012 [165]
  • XP Antivirus 2010 [166]
  • XP Antivirus 2012 [167]
  • XP Antivirus Pro 2010 [168]
  • XP Defender Pro [169]
  • XP Home Security 2011 [170]
  • XP Internet Security 2010 [171]
  • Your PC Protector [172]

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