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Threats type: Rogue Software

Rogue software, or "scareware," is software that is ineffective from a security perspective and generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to force users into buying it. Often, such software disables access to certain Windows features, like Windows Defender, Task Manager, Registry Editor, Services etc. It may also block access to antiviruses vendor's sites (Symantec, Kaspersky, Avast) or block installation of security software.


Rogue software often visually fake well-known legitimate programs, what embarrasses user. Stronghold AntiMalware can successfully remove rogue programs and get rid of fake alerts they generate.



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