Rogues are malicious programs that steal personal information from your computer and use it illegally. You information can be used for various purposes including spam messages, unwanted advertisement; you bank account, credit card details, etc. Be aware, these programs look legitimate at first but if you research a bit, you will know what they actually are.
Another thing that these fake software do is, show your computer is highly infected with viruses and suggest you to buy a software to clean your computer. Sometimes the price is as high as $99.99. DO NOT FALL FOR IT!
Following is the list of some common scareware with scrrenshots.
XP Guardian 2010
XP Internet Security
Antivirus XP 2010
XP Antivirus Pro 2010
My Security Wall
- If anything pops up on your screen suggesting you to clean your computer, DO NOT download/run it.
- If you got into a situation, don’t panic. Search Antivirus Live for guides that can help you remove these fake antivirus software.
- Always run your computer in Safe Mode to do the cleaning process.