This page is just a small list of malicious programs I have discovered and decided to keep track of, since I see a lot of the same ones on each computer that I work on.
People who have these programs on their computers are the same ones that pay hundreds of dollars to have them removed, and they are all ones that you can remove yourself any time you want.
If you see any of these programs on your computer, THEY ARE MALICIOUS/POTENTIALLY UNWANTED IN SOME FORM.
Please, check your internet add-ons, your desktop icons, and your installed programs list (Control Panel > Programs and Features) for any of these programs and remove them as soon as possible for the betterment of your computer and all who use it.
Refer to our Downloads section to get a virus scanning program and find out just how easy it is to remove any of these programs from your computer.
24/7 Help – (a symbol of a guy’s head with a headset on in the corner of windows, pop ups and ads to get you to pay them for “support”)
My PC Backup – (spammy aggressive potentially unwanted program. installs itself without permission and starts up with PC)
Pro PC Cleaner – (fake antivirus, interferes with a lot of programs and slows down performance significantly)
Advanced System Protector – (fake antivirus, interferes with a lot of programs and slows down performance significantly)
Conduit Search Protect – (fake internet security toolbar / program. runs at startup and slows down PC and browsing significantly)
Inbox Toolbar – (runs in backround at startup and puts add-on in internet browser. slows down PC and browsing)
Mindspark Interactive – (company that puts out many PUPs and malicious toolbars that are usually from free games and software. very popular)
Spyware Clear – (fake antivirus program, installed from free stuff. slows down PC performance significantly.)
Trovi Search – (bad internet hijacker, changes your home page and search engine and redirects where you go. difficult to remove)
FTDownloader – (fake “free download” program that can install other malicious programs and takes up CPU+RAM)
Widg. Toolbar – (browser extension installs itself to feed ads)
FLV Player – (fake media player, often found on “free movies, music, etc” web pages)
iLivid – (fake media player, often found on “free movies, music, etc” web pages)
Vosteran – (very malicious program, adds browser extensions and changes internet browser icons and search engines to redirect where you go and display ads)
pcmax.exe + service.exe + roboot64.exe– (RISKWARE, detected by Hitman Pro)
Live Installation – (often times installed with a pop-up or through free software.)
WebCompanion – (browser extension, feeds ads into web browser)
PC Tuneup Maestro – (fake “tuneup” program. can install itself automatically and will run at startup. can also install other programs, ie PC Clean Maestro)
PC Clean Maestro – (fake “tuneup” program. can install itself automatically and will run at startup. can also install other programs, ie PC Tuneup Maestro)
WebGuard – (browser extension that pretends to be an internet add-on for web protection)
SmartWeb – (browser add-on)
Sanbreel – (PUP)
WebSteroids – (browser add-on that displays many ads in your internet browser)
BrowseFox – (browser add-on)
Snap.Do – (malicious program that runs in the backround, and uses browser extensions. slows PC and browsers substantially.)
Eorezo – (virus)
DynamoCombo – (browser extension and folder in Program Files that displays ads in internet browser)
iPumper – (browser add-on)
This list will be updated periodically.