Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Rogue/Suspect Site Updated

Eric L Howes Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products and Websites list has been updated today to include Xmembytes AntiSpyware, TitanShield AntiSpyware, Trust Cleaner and KillAndClean.

Xmembytes AntiSpyware - xmembytes.com - uses stolen database; questionable license terms [A: 6-13-06 / U: 6-13-06]

TitanShield AntiSpyware - titanshield.com, antispywarebox.com, hotwinupdates.com, cashunlim.com - app plants the very files it falsely detects as malware (1); aggressive, deceptive advertising, stealth installations (1); false positives work as goad to purchase; same app as AdwareDelete, AntiVirus Gold, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, Spyware Sheriff, & SpywareStrike [A: 6-13-06 / U: 6-13-06]

Trust Cleaner - trustcleaner.com - aggressive/deceptive advertising, stealth installs (1); false positives work as goad to purchase [A: 6-13-06 / U: 6-13-06]

KillAndClean - killandclean.com - installed through exploits; false positives work as goad to purchase; inadequate/flawed scan/detection scheme; same app as Safe & Clean & UnSpyPC [A: 6-14-06 / U: 6-13-06]

Incidentally, I've been seeing quite a lot of TitanShield infections on the anti-spyware forums recently, if you are having problems with this one then I suggest that you get expert help from one of the forums listed here, if you really can't wait then there are some self help instructions here, and please don't forget to register your complaint at Malware Complaints, we can't do anything about it if you don't complain.