Clean FakeAlert Rogueware with McAfee Stinger

March 28, 2010 | Filed under Security, Software


There is a kind of malware that acts like a legitimate antivirus or antispyware software but it downloads and puts spyware and virus into your computer. Then the antivirus or antispyware will notify you that your computer has been infected by virus and wants you to purchase the software to clean it. It is a scam and this type of malware is called rogueware. Previously we have introduced a free tool called Remove Fake Antivirus which is able to remove 52 different types of fake antivirus on your computer.

McAfee has a tool called Stinger which is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. They have recently developed a new Stinger to specifically target “FakeAlert” threats being seen in the wild. This version of Stinger Detects and removes the following “FakeAlert” Variants – Kryptik, AVP Security, Fakespypro, Winwebsec, Antivirus Soft and XPSpy. These are the generic names but the real name of the rogueware is Antivirus System PRO, Security Antivirus, Security Essentials 2010 and XP Antispyware 2010.

Remove FakeAlert Rogueware

The Stinger FakeAlert version scans only Windows, Program Files and Documents and Settings by default which saves time as normally fake antivirus installs itself at those locations. Stringer FakeAlert is free and portable to use. Just run and click Scan Now button to start detecting any fake antivirus on your computer.

Download McAfee Labs Stinger

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