Posts Tagged ‘rogue antivirus’

How to Remove XP Internet Security 2012

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

It sounds like there’s another one of those “fake security program” viruses going around again … here’s how to get rid of it.

In this post I’m going to tell you how to remove XP Internet Security 2012. If you didn’t know, this is a fake security tool that produces fake pop-ups, and fake scan results, with the sole purpose of intimidating you into buying the software. All the viruses and security issues it finds are simply made up, and you’ll find this software takes over your computer and won’t allow you to do many things until you purchase the software to get rid of all those mythical bugs. You’ll find that it activates in safe mode, and safe mode with networking, and also disables Internet Explorer, making it very hard to remove.

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Remove Rogue Antivirus Defense Center (defcnt.exe)

Monday, July 19th, 2010

I haven’t tried this myself, so I’m not sure if it really works or not, but it definitely sounds helpful …

Rogue antivirus programs like Defense Center look on first glance as valid security software that protects a computer system from threats. On second glance though they usually displays non-existing infections deliberately, usually to convince the user to upgrade to a premium version to remove those infections or to buy another software that cleans them.

Defense Center is just one of the many rogue antivirus available on the Internet. The interface looks like that of legit security programs, displaying security status, firewall, antivirus and antispyware protection, and more.

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