New Rogue! PAntispyware09

by Albin on April 16th, 2009 in Rogues, Security Alerts.

PAntispyware09 is a new rogue anti-spyware application and a clone of MsAntispyware2009. It will give exaggerated threat reports on the compromised computer, then ask the user to purchase a registered version to remove threats which do not exist.

The developers behind the rogue have put a lot of effort into making their homepage look trustworthy, as the picture below shows.

"pantispyware09 an award-winning spyware removal utility will help you fighting all kinds of spyware and adware including keyloggers, trojan horses, password thieves and on.With new and unique protection module once cleaned your machine will not get infected ever again. Do not wait, try now for free! "

This sort of false propaganda will entice users to purchase PAntispyware09.

Ad-Aware detects the rogue as Win32.FraudTool.PAntispyware09.


Anyone else read that as

User offline. Last seen 1 year 38 weeks ago.GoddersUK
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Anyone else read that as PANTispyware09? :p


"Still alive"

Yeah, pant-I-spy-ware...

User offline. Last seen 3 years 27 weeks ago.Wolfa
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Yeah, pant-I-spy-ware... :D Doesn't make any sense...


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