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Ransomware - When Anti-Spyware Goes Bad
With over 100 anti-spyware products to choose from, how do you know you are making the right choice? This article discusses Ransomware, the latest technique used by rogue anti-spyware products, definitely ones not to choose!
In a nutshell, Ransomware are rogue anti-spyware products that are peddled by trojans and worms. The process is as follows:
Below is a list of these rogue anti-spyware programs and their affiliated trojans:
What should you do if you start receiving error messages or pop-up advertisements pointing to one of these products? It is definitely NOT to buy any of these bad products; the answer is to get rid of the trojan that causes the pop-ups.
We have receive many reports from users that have tried to remove these trojans using their anti-virus programs (Norton Anti-Virus, McAfee and others), and although these programs do detect the trojans, they are unable to remove them. That's why we have invested a lot of time and effort and came up with a solution which we have incorporated into our Anti-Spyware program called SpyNoMore. We actually had to infect several computers with these trojans in order to analyze their sneaky techniques and derive a solid solution. Among the techniques used to evade removal, these trojans use randomly named files, random md5's (file signatures) and mutating files.
SpyNoMore, unlike other (good) anti-spyware products, does not solely rely on database detection, a process which has proven highly ineffective against these randomizing trojans. Instead, SpyNoMore incorporates additional features that enable it to run smart scans that are not database-dependent. SpyNoMore analyzes and removes suspicious files based on the activity that the trojans exhibit.
SpyNoMore comes loaded with other features such as:
Best of all, SpyNoMore offers a free scan and if you decide to remove the detected items the cost is $39.95. That covers up to 3 PC's for 1 year. You can download SpyNoMore here.