Warning message... Link to action
Read our in-depth analysis of a new high-volume campaign that marked the resurgence of notorious malware-as-a-service Hawkeye Keylogger. Read the blog post
Aliases: System Progressive Protection (other) Adware/AntiSpywarePro2009 (Panda) Adware/UltimateCleaner (Panda) Adware/Xpantivirus2008 (Panda) AntiSpyware Pro 2009 (other) AntiVirus2008 (Symantec) FakeAlert-AntiSpywarePro (McAfee) FakeAlert-WinwebSecurity.gen (McAfee) Live Security Platinum (other) Mal/FakeAV-AK (Sophos) MS Removal Tool (other) Security Tool (other) SecurityRisk.Downldr (Symantec) System Security (other) Security Shield (other) SecurityShieldFraud (Symantec) SystemSecurity2009 (other) Total Security (other) Troj/FakeVir-LB (Sophos) Trojan:Win32/Winwebsec (other) TrojanDropper:Win32/Winwebsec (other) W32/AntiVirus2008.AYO (Norman) Win32/Adware.SystemSecurity (ESET) Win32/Adware.WinWebSecurity (ESET) Winweb Security (other) Essential Cleaner (other) Personal Shield Pro (other) Security Shield 2012 (other) Security Sphere 2012 (other) Smart Protection 2012 (other) Security Shield 2012 (other) Smart Fortress 2012 (other) Win 8 Security System (other) Advanced PC Shield 2012 (other) Disk Antivirus Professional (other) AVASoft Professional Antivirus (other) System Doctor 2014 (other) Attentive Antivirus (other) Antiviral Factory 2013 (other) Antivirus Security Pro (other) Smart Guard Protection (other)
This family of rogue security programs pretend to scan your PC for malware, and often report lots of infections. The program will say you have to pay for it before it can fully clean your PC.
However, the program hasn't really detected any malware at all and isn't really an antivirus or antimalware scanner. It just looks like one so you'll send money to the people who made the program. Some of these programs use product names or logos that unlawfully impersonate Microsoft products.
Even if you do pay to "unlock" the app, it won't do anything because your PC isn't actually infected with all that malware it "found".
Different brands of the rogues may modify various settings on your computer, end or close programs or system services, or block access to websites.
by other malware.
You can read more on our rogue page.