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What is System Restore?
System Restore is fake computer scanner that attempts to trick PC users into purchasing a fake license. This bogus program is derived from the same family of misleading applications as Data Repair, Data Restore, and many others.
Like its predecessors, the creators of System Restore attempt to convince computer users that their systems have serious hardware problems that could lead to severe data loss. This rogue scanner is distributed through misleading websites that exploit various security vulnerabilities in order to install these fake computer programs.
When infected with System Restore, you will notice a system scan being performed each time you boot your operating system. System Restore will also display various warning pop-up messages reporting computer hardware malfunctions, computer RAM errors, or hard drive bad sectors.
This bogus program will also hide your desktop icons and start menu items.
What is AV Guard Online?
AV Guard Online is a fake computer security scanner. This program is derived from the same family of misleading scanners as Security Guard, BlueFlare Antivirus, OpenCloud Antivirus, and many others.
Rogue security scanners such as AV Guard Online are usually propagated through infected websites that exploit security vulnerabilities on your PC in order to install misleading programs on your hard drive. Internet criminals have conceived countless ways of infecting computers connected to Internet with bogus programs such as these.
What is Security Guard 2012?
Security Guard 2012 is a fake security scanner derived from the same family of misleading security programs as OpenCloud Security and OpenCloud Antivirus. Like its previous version, this rogue security scanner attempts to trick computer users into purchasing a non-existent full version.
Security Guard 2012 is often distributed through misleading websites, which exploit various software security vulnerabilities to install this rogue program on users' PCs. When installed, this rogue program will imitate the scanning of your computer for spyware and viruses.
What is Advanced PC Shield 2012?
Advanced PC Shield 2012 is a fake computer security scanner - a bogus program derived from the same family of misleading programs as Windows XP Antivirus 2012, Windows Vista Internet Security 2012, and many others. It is an updated version of a previously widespread form of spyware.
Advanced PC Shield 2012 is a fake program distributed by various misleading websites and controlled by Internet criminals.
What is Security Master AV?
Security Master AV is a fake computer security program derived from the same family of bogus anti-spyware programs as Home Safety Essentials, Security Guard, My Security Engine, and many others. This rogue scanner was created by Internet criminals to imitate legitimate security programs and sell the non existent full version.
The most common tactic of proliferating Security Master AV is by using a misleading online security scanner pop-up. Do not trust these online security scanner messages - they are part of a scam used to distribute fake security programs such as Security Master AV. When installed on your computer, this fake scanner modifies the registry of your operating system in order to block legitimate security programs, disable your Task Bar and other Windows functions.
What is OpenCloud Security?
OpenCloud Security is a fake antivirus program similar to WolfRam Antivirus, OpenCloud Antivirus, and others. Like previous versions, this bogus program imitates the running of computer security scans and then displays fake results.
Do not be impressed by the professional appearance of OpenCloud Security - it is completely useless. This bogus scanner was created by Internet criminals to steal money from your credit card account and the fake software is designed to scare you into believing that your computer is highly infected with malware.
It then coerces you into paying for a non existent full version. If you click the "Remove Threats" button in the main window of OpenCloud Security, you are directed to a website where you will be encouraged to enter your banking information and purchase a full version of this fake scanner.
You should not buy OpenCloud Security, as this program is proliferated through rogue websites that exploit various security vulnerabilities in order to install fake computer security scanners on your computer. The features that OpenCloud Security offers to protect your PC are fake, and the creators of this bogus program hope that you will fall for their scam and purchase a non existent full version.
You should remove this fake computer security scanner from your PC immediately.
What is OpenCloud?
OpenCloud antivirus is a fake computer security scanner derived from the same family of misleading scanners as WolfRam Antivirus and Blueflare Antivirus. Like its predecessors, OpenCloud antivirus is a scam created with only one intention - to steal money from your credit card account.
This rogue computer program is installed on your computer without permission and can occur while surfing misleading websites. These websites exploit various security vulnerabilities in order to install OpenCloud Antivirus on your computer.
What is Total Protect?
Total Protect is a bogus computer scanner that attempts to convince you that your computer is infected with various malware and spyware in order to steal money from your credit card account. Total Protect does not actually scan your system for infections, this process is merely imitated.
After performing the fake computer scan, this rogue program displays a results page whereby legitimate Windows programs are indicated as spyware.
What is the google.com redirect?
Google.com is the most popular search engine in the world, developed by the Google LLC multinational technology company, specializing in Internet-related services and products. However, users can encounter undesirable redirects to this legitimate search engine - due to rogue software, classified as browser hijackers, having infiltrated their device.
Products within this classification are considered to be PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications), as they usually infiltrate browsers/systems without user permission. While redirects to google.com may seem as something innocuous, especially if it is users' preferred search engine, browser hijackers are infamous for their data tracking abilities.
This software spies on users' browsing activity - in order to monetize sensitive data extracted from it. Therefore, it is strongly advised to remove browser hijackers and other unwanted applications immediately upon detection.
What is Personal Shield Pro?
Personal Shield Pro is a fake security scanner created by Internet criminals to scare you into believing that your computer is being attacked by viruses. This fake computer security program is distributed though Trojans, fake video codec downloads, and fake Adobe Flash Player updates.
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