AntiVirGear.com - New Rogue Anti-Spyware

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  1. SUPERAntiSpy

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    We have discovered a new rogue anti-spyware product (AntiVirGear from AntiVirGear.com)that was installed via a ZLOB/MediaAccess Codec installer from an adult site.

    SUPERAntiSpyware definitions set Core : 3305 and Trace : 1311 will detect and remove this rogue.
     
  2. disinter1

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    Re: AntiVerGear.com - New Rogue Anti-Spyware

    Thanks for the heads up and which is it antivergear or antivirgear? And congrats to getting a green check back from mcafee, like it matters but still:)
     
  3. ccsito

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    Re: AntiVerGear.com - New Rogue Anti-Spyware

    I would like to know too. Is it named to confuse users of Antivir products?
     
  4. Bio-Hazard

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    Re: AntiVerGear.com - New Rogue Anti-Spyware

    Thanks for the heads up. I have donwloaded the update.:thumb:
     
  5. ShizzySupra

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    Re: AntiVerGear.com - New Rogue Anti-Spyware

    It's AntiVirGear.


    Only admins/moderators are allowed to edit the title of the post, it was just a spelling error by Nick.

    Thanks for the heads up Nick I just got the download! :thumb:
     
  6. Perman

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    Re: AntiVerGear.com - New Rogue Anti-Spyware

    Hi, folks: Thanks for the in-time warning. I have updated the SAS. But this item is a AS, not a malware? Why is this urgent to post warnings on several forums ? I do not see it too often that author of any given AS app does come out to warn the general PC users. Does this rogue AS have more devastating capability than a single spyware ? Just my curiosity. Nevertheless, I thank you .
     
  7. SUPERAntiSpy

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    Re: AntiVerGear.com - New Rogue Anti-Spyware

    It's a new rogue that was just recently released, so when we discover these and they are not widely detected, we post in the forums to alert users.
     
  8. smith2006

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    Another goodie hosted at Inhoster? :rolleyes:
    More info
    The best measure is blocking their entire IP range.
     
  10. NAMOR

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    As of now I know Norton is detecting this.
     
  11. zhanwest

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    Avira thinks that it is clean.
    But note that the free scanner does not have any kind of removal function.
     
  12. arockerdude

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    I woke up today to find antivirgear on my computer. How can I get rid of it? McAfee that comes with aol does not work. Thanks for the help. Dave:'(
     
  13. EASTER

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    Nice and timely heads up Nick. Thanks for the report. What better place for them to test their new releases around at, eh? Next thing we know they'll try to solicit it as Bundles to some free screensaver program and the like.
     
  14. smith2006

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    How to remove AntiVirGear (Removal Instructions)

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic108399.html
     
  15. ShizzySupra

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    As per the original posters comments you can remove it by downloading the free edition of SAS. :thumb:
     
  16. gadgets3

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    o_O I downloaded and ran SAS with no luck at removal. Does this rogue spyware close your IE randomly too? does it try to send any info anywhere? I tried using Norton's directions for removal too but found none of the registry items they said to delete, is this thing already morphing??:gack:
     
  17. SUPERAntiSpy

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    We should remove all variants. Submit a support ticket here and we can have you run a customer diagnostic:
    http://www.superantispyware.com/support.html
     
  18. Tokar

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    hehe...this is interesting...

    AntiVirGear..."AVG" for short.
    Their setup file is named: avg_setup.exe

    Quite the possibility of confusion with AVG Antispyware... :p.

    AVG Antispyware setup file is named: avgas-setup-7.5.1.43.exe
     
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    my computer is almost not usuable on internet or off and i need help getting rid of this antivergear from trend micro.. spyware. I am working in safe mode so i can not down load the update as far as i know. a nbox pops up saying the administrator settings wont let me and im working as admin. at the time. i cant log onto internet it was taking about 5 minutes for the browser to open now it wont come up at all while not in safe mode anyway. my virus spyware scan misses it everytime.... it flys under the raydar. help im going down & dont know what i can do?
    please anyoneo_Oo_O?
    :oops:
     
  21. thanatos_theos

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    Using a clean pc, download SuperAntiSpyware Free and its latest definitions. Save the files in a flash drive or burn them in a cd. Install SuperAntiSpyware in the infected pc, update manually and then scan.

    thanatos
     
  22. clambermatic

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    Marvelous job, Super_ASpy :thumb:

    And btw "zhanWest"... try to post here more often, or just browse. I do feel that this forum needs more feedback from Tangzhan's nook & crannies regarding E-rogue elements!

    After all, a li'l bit of varieties makes the dishes seems more delicious! :D
     
  23. aigle

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    avg_install.exe infact.

    Interesting!
     

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  24. dw2108

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    True story! I downloaded this crapware for kicks about a month or two ago. It crashed on my Win ME box! I really had to laugh at that one. Perhaps they've worked the bugs out of this new and improved crapware. I'll go find out.

    Dave

    BTW, SUPERAntiSpy, this crapware was "softy" clean. I imagine their site is good source for sigs, eh?
     
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  25. ErikAlbert

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    If it is abbreviated, it sounds like AVG, that's not good.
     
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