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Misleading Applications

Programs that report false or significantly misleading information on the presence of a security risk, threat or system issue on the computer being scanned.
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NameDiscovered
EssentialSecProFraud11/02/2012
Keychaindump09/08/2012
SystemFixFraud04/26/2012
SmartFortress201203/12/2012
ProtectOn01/27/2012
DefenseVirus01/26/2012
FakeCloudAV201212/12/2011
GmailHackerProFraud10/21/2011
MacProtector05/08/2011
MACDefender05/03/2011
CleanThisFraud03/30/2011
SystemCleanerFraud03/11/2011
AntivirusSystem201102/14/2011
AntivirusdotNET02/10/2011
WindowsProblemsFraud02/03/2011
Security Guard
WindowsDefenceFraud12/17/2010
SystemTool12/16/2010
SecurityShieldFraud12/15/2010
UltraDefraggerFraud11/21/2010
SecurityEssentialFraud09/05/2010
AVSecuritySuite07/05/2010
AntiVirusDemoFraud03/29/2010
VirusProtector03/08/2010
PCDefender02/18/2010
AntivirusFraud02/17/2010
AntiToolbar12/29/2009
SysDefence12/18/2009
SafetyAntiSpyware12/10/2009
AntivirusSystemPro11/30/2009
SecurityToolFraud10/12/2009
AntiVirus201009/22/2009
PersonalAntivirus09/17/2009
WindowsAntivirusPro09/08/2009
NortelAntivirus09/01/2009
TotalSecurity
LiveAntispy08/30/2009
WindoFix08/17/2009
007AntiSpyware 07/31/2009
AVCare07/27/2009
SpySniper07/21/2009
VirusBye 07/17/2009
AntivirusAgentPro06/25/2009
Unvirex06/02/2009
AntivirusDoktor200906/01/2009
SpywareCease05/29/2009
PrivacyCenter05/07/2009
PerfectDefender200905/05/2009
CoreGuardAntivirus200904/30/2009
MalwareCleaner04/22/2009
FixToolFraud 04/17/2009
ErrorRepair04/17/2009
Antivirus36004/08/2009
MalwareDefender200903/30/2009
FileFixProfessional03/22/2009
SystemGuard200903/12/2009
VirusMelt 03/11/2009
ThreatNuker02/26/2009
MalwareDoctor02/18/2009
AntispywareProtector02/16/2009
VirusDoctor02/04/2009
SpywareProtect200901/22/2009
WiniGuard01/09/2009
TotalProtect200901/05/2009
ExpressAntiVirus200912/31/2008
PrivacyCommander12/04/2008
AntiSpywareGuard11/25/2008
AntivirusPlasma10/17/2008
EKerberos10/03/2008
SpywareGuard200810/01/2008
PersonalAntispy09/26/2008
VirusResponseLab09/15/2008
AntispywareProXP09/12/2008
Cleaner200909/10/2008
SpyDevastator09/09/2008
TotalSecure200908/29/2008
TheRegistrySentinel08/28/2008
AndromedaAV08/27/2008
SpywarePreventer08/26/2008
MaxAntispy08/18/2008
PCPrivacyCleaner08/12/2008
InternetAntivirus08/12/2008
PyroAntiSpy08/01/2008
RegistryDoctor200807/30/2008
SecureExpertCleaner07/28/2008
XLGuarder07/23/2008
VirusRemover200807/22/2008
AntiVirusXP200807/16/2008
AntiVirus200907/14/2008
SpywareScanner200807/08/2008
RegistryDefender07/08/2008
WinDefender07/07/2008
WistaAntivirus07/07/2008
PestSweeper06/27/2008
MalwareProtector200806/04/2008
Zinaps05/28/2008
SpyGuarder05/23/2008
DisableSpyware05/22/2008
AdvancedXPFixer05/22/2008
KvmSecure05/19/2008
XPSecurityCenter05/19/2008
XPShield05/14/2008
MalwareScanner05/13/2008
AntiVirus200805/09/2008
RegistryGreat05/02/2008
AntiSpywareMaster04/30/2008
IEAntivirus04/28/2008
PrivacyWatcher04/23/2008
WinSpywareProtect04/22/2008
MalwareBell04/16/2008
VirusIsolator04/16/2008
AntiSpywareExpert04/11/2008
AntiVirProtect04/11/2008
VipAntiSpyware04/10/2008
PrivacyRedeemer03/31/2008
WinXProtector03/31/2008
PCClean03/27/2008
PCAntiSpyware03/27/2008
AntispyDeluxe03/26/2008
MalwareWar03/26/2008
AntispySpider03/26/2008
SpywarePro03/12/2008
SpywareSweeperPro03/12/2008
MalwareCore03/11/2008
RealAV03/07/2008
SearchAndDestroy03/05/2008
TheLastDefender03/04/2008
Unigray03/04/2008
SpyWatchE03/04/2008
WinIFixer03/04/2008
TheSpyBot03/03/2008
SpyKillerPro03/03/2008
InfeStop02/29/2008
EasySpywareCleaner02/29/2008
RaptorDefence02/23/2008
SwiftCleaner02/21/2008
LiveKill02/20/2008
XPCleaner02/20/2008
SpyBurner02/20/2008
XPdefender02/19/2008
WinPerformance02/19/2008
AntiSpyKit02/19/2008
WinReanimator02/16/2008
WinSpyKiller02/12/2008
VirusHeat02/11/2008
SysCleaner02/08/2008
EliteProtector02/08/2008
SpywareIsolator02/07/2008
MalwarePro01/29/2008
SpyRid01/21/2008
AntiSpyBoss01/18/2008
Macsweeper01/17/2008
Cleanator01/14/2008
AntiSpyCheck01/11/2008
AdwarePro2Sqr01/04/2008
FilesSecure12/28/2007
PcTurboPro12/21/2007
RegSort12/18/2007
AdwareRemover200712/18/2007
SpySnipe12/18/2007
SuperSpywareKiller12/18/2007
AntiSpyPro12/05/2007
GuardCenter12/03/2007
AdwarePro11/30/2007
OnlineGuard11/29/2007
PcRaiser11/29/2007
DrProtection 11/28/2007
DeusCleaner11/22/2007
ErrorDigger11/21/2007
ErrorInspector11/21/2007
MySpyProtector11/07/2007
AntiSpyGuard10/31/2007
RegistryCleanFix10/26/2007
VirusRay10/24/2007
SunshineSpy 10/24/2007
SpyOnThis10/16/2007
WebSpyShield10/10/2007
MessengerBlocker10/10/2007
PerformanceOptimizer10/10/2007
XPAntivirus10/10/2007
MalwareMonitor10/05/2007
MalWarrior10/04/2007
SmartFixer09/27/2007
Awola09/24/2007
SystemDefender09/21/2007
SpywareLocker09/20/2007
SpywareSecure09/14/2007
ContrWare09/13/2007
AntiVirGear09/13/2007
AntiSpywareShield09/13/2007
SafeStrip09/12/2007
ErrClean09/10/2007
CryptDrive09/07/2007
MalwareDestructor09/07/2007
OSBodyGuard09/05/2007
ErrorProtector09/04/2007
PrivacyGuarantor08/31/2007
SpyDefenderPro08/31/2007
WinSpy08/28/2007
ErrorDoctor08/27/2007
SpywareSweeper08/27/2007
CrisysTecSentry08/10/2007
PrivacyKit08/07/2007
WinXDefender08/07/2007
AdvancedCleaner07/31/2007
PCCleaner07/31/2007
Spyinator07/27/2007
PCPrivacyTool07/25/2007
AntiVirusAndTrojan07/18/2007
AntiVirusAndSpyware07/18/2007
SpywareScrapper07/16/2007
UltimateCleaner07/12/2007
UltimateFixer07/12/2007
UltimateDefender07/12/2007
SecureMyPcPCScanner07/11/2007
SpyShield07/06/2007
SpyReaper07/06/2007
MagicAntiSpy07/05/2007
SpyShredder07/05/2007
VirusProtectPro07/04/2007
VirusLocker07/03/2007
MyBugFreePc07/03/2007
SpywareAnnihilatorPro07/03/2007
RegistryCleanerXP06/29/2007
WinFixer06/27/2007
DrAntiSpy06/25/2007
AVSystemCare06/15/2007
SpyLocked05/31/2007
SpyDawn05/31/2007
SpyCrush05/31/2007
AntiSpyZone05/31/2007
Antivermins05/31/2007
MyCleanerPC05/28/2007
SpywareBomb05/02/2007
ExpertAntiVirus05/01/2007
FreeSpyScanRemove04/18/2007
UltimateSpyware04/18/2007
TrackZapper04/13/2007
SpyKill04/06/2007
BPSpyware04/05/2007
SpySpeed04/03/2007
NeospacelabSecurity03/04/2007
CodeClean01/29/2007
SpyLax01/11/2007
CurePCSolution01/10/2007
Spyaxe12/30/2006
Kazaap12/01/2006
Virus-Kill11/07/2006
2AntiSpyware11/06/2006
AntispywareSoldier10/25/2006
VirusRescue09/19/2006
SpywareRemovalWizard08/15/2006
VirusBlast07/26/2006
DoctorAdwarePro07/19/2006
TrojanGuarder07/19/2006
TrueSword06/28/2006
DriveCleaner06/22/2006
SystemDoctor06/20/2006
TrustCleaner06/20/2006
AdwareSheriff06/16/2006
SpySpotter06/16/2006
TitanShield06/13/2006
SpyBlocs05/23/2006
MalwareWipe05/22/2006
TheSpywareDetective04/25/2006
Softstop04/22/2006
AgentSpyware04/20/2006
AdwareSpy04/20/2006
AdsAlert04/20/2006
SpyFighter04/14/2006
SpywareHound04/06/2006
WorldAntiSpy04/06/2006
Spyviper04/05/2006
ScanandRepair04/04/2006
PSGuard04/04/2006
PCHealthPlan04/03/2006
SafeandClean03/31/2006
AntiVirusPro03/30/2006
ETDScanner03/30/2006
EasySpywareKiller03/30/2006
RegistryCare03/30/2006
SpywareQuake03/29/2006
RegistrySweeper03/29/2006
SpyBouncer03/28/2006
AntiVirusGold03/28/2006
1stAntiVirus03/14/2006
SpyDestroy03/10/2006
WinAntiSpyware03/07/2006
AlfaCleaner03/04/2006
SpywareBomber02/26/2006
SpyFalcon02/24/2006
SaferScan02/23/2006
RazeSpyware02/13/2006
ErrorSafe01/21/2006
SpywareStormer01/21/2006
SpywareStrike01/09/2006
WinHound12/23/2005
UnSpyPC12/16/2005
SpySheriff12/02/2005
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2014 Internet Security Threat Report, Vol 19