You must be scratching your head thinking what does “Rogue Anti-Malware” mean?? “Rogue/Suspect” means that these products are of unknown, questionable, or dubious value as anti-spyware protection. So Beware!
Have you heard of CoreGuard Antivirus 2009? How about Malware Catcher 2009 and Fast Antivirus 2009? If yes, then I tell you beware!
Just when you thought you have the best anti-malware software installed, think again! They may sound legitimate, look legitimate, act legitimate but they’re not. You never know, but you might have already fallen into this trap.
Certified and Legitimate Anti-Malware/Antivirus Software
If you have no time to do the tiresome research and just need to get protected fast and secure here is a list of certified and legitimate antivirus software.
Any ordinary computer owner who sees a pop up window on his PC screen that says, “YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED!”, will typically end up buying the anti-malware product by following the step-by-step guide on how to get that recommended product that promises to protect your computer from e-threats which can cost from $50.00 or more!
The only way to make sure you don’t fall prey to this kind of scams is to do your research and make sure you purchase a well known antivirus software.
The “Rogue/Suspect” Anti-spyware Blog of Sunbelt Software, leading provider of Windows Security Software such as VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware, CounterSpy, Sunbelt Personal Firewall and more, gives us details about these rogue anti-malware products and those products that have been busted like the Spyware XP Guard, System Security 2009, Virus Remover Professional and many more.
To help you get started we have provided you a list of some of the top legitimate antivirus companies which we have already checked out and confirmed that they are sure give you full protection on your computer without being suspect!
Here is the list of just some of the top legitimate anti-virus companies:
So most importantly, before you invest on an anti-malware do your research and purchase your anti-malware/antivirus with confidence!
Until Next Time Stay Secure!
Peter – Your Online Security Guide
Peter, a late response, but to what I feel is an important subjects. There are a number of rogues out there. I think it is important to inform the public about this and have them be sceptical about software that they have not heard about. It is important that they examine this software and for example:
b/see that it is by a verified publisher
c/that is does not ask you for money upfront
There are of course borderline rouges, i.e. legitimate security companies with very agreesive sales methods. But in general I think these steps are important. I have worked in many security companies and it’s quite often you get a support call from someone complaining about your software, when they have actually downloaded a roque. 30 seconds research would have saved these users, hours if not days of agony.
My 2 cents.