Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Google Malware intrusion!
Sensitive areas of your system were found to be under attack. Spy software attack or virus infection possible. Prevent further damage or your private data will get stolen. Run an anti-spyware scan now. Click here to start.       If you encounter a warning like this, hang tough, your computer is safe.

        In my past article Removing Spyware (September 2012) I explained how to use great anti-spyware programs to remove spyware. In this article I broach rogue anti-spyware programs, a huge pitfall for many people eradicating spyware.
       You are surfing the web and suddenly a pop-up floods your screen with dire warnings. You can't exit the screen, you can't double-click  your internet browser icon to reenter the web. You fear the warnings on your screen are true; all your personal files, business documents, favorite videos, and family pictures could become lost. These are the warnings:

  • Virus infection! System security was found to be compromised. Your computer is now infected. Attention, irreversible system changes may occur. Private data may get stolen. Click here now for an instant anti-virus scan.
  • Privacy alert!
    Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Click here for a free security scan and spyware deletion.
  • System danger!
    Your system security is in danger. Privacy threats detected. Spyware, keyloggers or Trojans may be working in the background right now. Perform an in-depth scan and removal now, click here.
  • Security Breach!
    Beware! Spyware infection was found. Your system security is at risk. Private information may get stolen, and your PC activity may get monitored. Click for and anti-spyware scan.

        You have been hit by a Rogue anti-spyware program (RAP) and all these security warnings are false. These are actual warnings from XP Antivirus 2013, a RAP described on the engima software group website. They warn, "You can only protect your computer right now by buying the full version, your computer will crash soon." And they have the malware coded to immediately shut off your computer. So, thinking your computer is infected, you spend $100 on a bogus program that does nothing to remove spyware. In fact, XP Antivirus 2013 is malware!

          From approximately 0:20 to 0:30  in this Feature Presentation you will see the computer infected by a Rogue Anti-spyware program.  Notice how it fills the screen and prompts you to enter credit card information. At the end of this dramatic video a legitimate anti-spyware application removes the malware. You have a pretty good idea your computer is infected when you can't access the internet, yet you are able to visit their webpage and enter your credit card information. Perhaps some schmuck in Tennessee is controlling your computer, eh?
A total fabrication
         The registry is the control room of the computer, every program on your computer creates files that appear on the registry. Malware or bad software may hide entries on the registry or be difficult to differentiate from usable files. This is why I won't explain the process of manually deleting registry files because there are hundreds of thousands of registry entries and wrongly deleting one entry can crash the computer. Enigma Software Group has a threat database containing over 1000 rogue anti-spyware programs. Learn about each threat and utilize their legitimate anti-spyware program. And I recommend this method for removing malware. A scan of your system by authentic software will eliminate lingering threats.
The RAP is constantly regenerating its files in your registry every time you boot or start your computer. No human can keep up, these evil cyber programs will destroy you. Far too many unsuspecting people are unfortunately victimized of time and money by these deceitful programs. Let's do all we can to spread awareness of Rogue Anti-spyware programs so these cyber criminals are forced to get a legal job. The next time someone takes your order, she could be a reformed cyber criminal because of your efforts. Nice work!

       Finally, I would like to put out a final warning, especially to college students. While in college I was victimized by a rogue anti-spyware program. Part of the reason for this is that you are part of a network of computers, and if someone participates in peer-to-peer file sharing (movies, music, etc.) then naturally trojans will affect your computer. This is regardless of what sites you surf. You are affected by someone else's irresponsibility and ignorance.  Trojans appear good but like the story of the trojan horse they are deceitful. They bring scams like the dreadful rogue anti-spyware programs. Never purchase a anti-spyware program that you are forcefully prompted to buy.  Do your research first.
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