Virus and Spyware Removal Guides, uninstall instructions

Cloud Protection Virus

Cloud Protection - How to remove?

What is Cloud Protection?

Cloud Protection is a fake computer security scanner derived from the same family of rogue programs as OpenCloud Antivirus, Guard Online, and many others. Internet criminals develop rogue programs such as Cloud Protection to trick computer users into purchasing their fake licenses. Cloud Protection and its clones do not actually scan your computer for security issues, but merely imitate the process. After the fake scan, you are presented with a results page reporting that Cloud Protection has detected various malware and other security issues on your computer.  When you click the 'Remove Threats' button, you are redirected to a fake sales page where you will be asked to enter your banking information and purchase a full version of Cloud Protection in order to remove the 'detected' security threats.

   
Guard Online

Guard Online removal information

What is Guard Online?

Guard Online is a fake computer scanner. This bogus program is derived from the same family of misleading applications as AV Guard Online, OpenCloud Security, OpenCloud Antivirus, and many others. Like previous versions, Guard Online attempts to trick computer users into purchasing a non existent full version to remove fake computer threats. Internet criminals employ various devious methods to propagate bogus scanners such as Guard Online, often using misleading websites to exploit security vulnerabilities in users' computers, in order to install fake computer software.

   
System Restore (spyware)

System Restore - How to remove?

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.

   
AV Guard Online virus

AV Guard Online - how to remove?

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.

   
Security Guard 2012

Security Guard 2012 virus removal information

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.

   
Advanced PC Shield 2012

Advanced PC Shield 2012 virus removal guide

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.

   
Security Master AV

Security Master AV virus elimination instructions

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.

   
OpenCloud Security

OpenCloud Security uninstall guide

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.

   
OpenCloud Antivirus

OpenCloud Antivirus - how to remove?

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.

   
Total Protect

How to remove "Total Protect" virus?

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.

   

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