ScanGuard is bogus security application, that uses unethical methods for distribution and monetization. It is not considered virus, but potentially unwanted application. It looks like modern security program, but does not provide trial version and shows security alerts, demanding payment for removal. In addition to that it installs search.scanguard.com (or ScanGuard Smart Search) as default search engine and homepage in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Badware removal tutorials. Badware is not malicious software but may have unwanted effect on users PC.
PC Purifier is a badware and potentially unwanted program, that claims to improve your computer’s performance by optimizing your system and fixing registry issues. Though it will demand payment after scanning your system in order to “help” you with your system’s issues, and it will also force you to contact them through their tech support call center: “Live help available 24*7: (844) 763-5836“. Nevertheless, it’s not true, probably there is nothing wrong with your computer, they are not going to help you, so don’t call and pay to these people. The only and one purpose of such applications is to earn easy money without doing any good to you. Completely opposite, PC Purifier will corrupt your computer’s work.
Golden Eye Keylogger is a thief breaking into your computer. This malicious application can monitor all the keyboard and mouse inputs of a user. The biggest threat of such malware is that it can steal your passwords, usernames, bank account number, social security number, PIN, and other sensitive and financial information. This data could be shared with third-party companies and misused to generate revenue, it can also cause identity theft.
Web Shield is unwanted browser add-on, that claims to provide functionality for browser security in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It is developed by Irrational Number Applications or Parallel Lines Development (publisher name changed during last year). Among its features developers mention: tracking sites that leave cookies in browsers, block cookies, speed up browsing. Seems perfectly legit. However, after some time user receive numerous additional advertisements in browsers named like “Ads by Web Shield”, “Web Shield Ads” or “brought by Web Shield”.
Reimage Repair is a program presented as a system optimizer promising fixing many computer issues and raising the level of the system security. However, after installing it many users have complained about unavoidable messages about fake security risks with recommendations to purchase the full version of the program. Thus, Reimage Repair is classified as scare-ware, that is intended to make money on people’s fears about their computers’ health.