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Fake Anti-virus, Fake Registry Cleaning Programs, Questionable Utility Programs  and Other Potentially Unwanted Programs That You Should Avoid


There are many variations of fake security programs and Windows utility programs that utilize malicious tactics to deceive users into paying for fake virus, malware removal and Windows registry tune-ups. Most of them basically fall under the categories of either scareware or rasomware.  They may be installed in several ways, which include drive-by downloads, deceptive and confusing advertising pop-ups on various websites claiming that your computer is infected or has some type of registry error. Or they may be installed, because they were packaged with some other application that you installed, such as a game or screensaver. Once installed they take control of your computer via registry modifications, hidden downloaded applications and processes and of course, constant scary pop-ups. The primary goal of such rogue software is to deceive you into purchasing some fake anti-virus, anti-spyware, malware removal or Windows utility application that doesn’t function as advertised. While other questionable programs may serve some other unwanted function. And once the useless programs are installed, you may need professional assistance to regain control of your computer, whether you pay for their bogus software or not.

We’ve compiled a list of some of some of the most common fake anti-virus, questionable Windows utility programs and hazardous web browser toolbars that it would be best for you to avoid. There are new variations of the malicious programs being put into place constantly, so the list could never be totally complete, but it will definitely help you in spotting some of the most common variations of the fake scareware programs and hazardous web browser toolbars.


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