New Rogue: SpyEraser

by Albin on December 30th, 2009 in Rogues, Security Alert.

Lavasoft Malware Labs came across this rogue today. It's called SpyEraser and installs and runs from %HomeDrive%\Windows\System32. Usually rogue software creates a folder located in %ProgramFiles% or %ApplicationData% but SpyEraser makes an exception. It behaves like a normal fraud tool by causing annoying security alerts and trying to entice users to purchase their useless application.


I would like to point out

User offline. Last seen 2 years 29 weeks ago.steven2
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I would like to point out that SpyEraser's web site is also impersonating our company name, Pointstone Software, LLC.


Our company, Pointstone Software, LLC (http://www.pointstone.com) has nothing to do whatsover with this software but they list us as the creators of the program, which is false. We have take action to try to shut the web site down.


I have just contributed to the MyLavasoft community.