New rogue called System Doctor 2014 – BleepingComputer

New rogue called System Doctor 2014 – BleepingComputer

Here we go again…yet another Rogue Anti-Spyware program…

System Doctor 2014 removal page announcement - @BleepingComputer Twitter

System Doctor 2014 Removal Guide – BleepingComputer

System Doctor 2014 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the Rogue.WinWebSec family of computer infections. This program is classified as a rogue because it pretends to be an anti-virus program, but will instead displays fake scan results, fake infection alerts, and does not allow you to run your normal applications. This program is distributed through hacked web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer and as Trojans disguised as a program that is necessary to view an online video.

When System Doctor 2014 is installed it will be configured to automatically start when you login to Windows. When it starts it will automatically perform a scan of your computer and falsely state that it is infected with a variety of computer infections. If you try to clean these infections, though, System Doctor 2014 will state that you first need to purchase a license of the program before you will be allowed to do so. As all of the scan results displayed by this program are false, please ignore any prompts to purchase the program.

System Doctor 2014 screen shot - BleepingComputer

System Doctor 2014 screen shot
For more screen shots of this infection – click on the image above and you will be taken to the Removal page at BleepingComputer to see all four screenshots of System Doctor 2014 and the important removal instructions!


BleepingComputer Mac Rogue Remover Tool

[tweetmeme source=”franscomputerservices” only_single=false]Introducing the BleepingComputer Mac Rogue Remover Tool (BleepingComputer Forums)

BleepingComputer has been a great source for Windows users since 2005 for removal instructions and removal tools for rogue anti-spyware programs. They have helped so many! I often find myself doing research at their site.

In keeping with their past dedication and commitment in helping Windows users get rid of this malware plague with removal guides and removal tools, they have also started posting removal instructions for Mac Defender, Mac Security, Mac Protector, and even the new more nasty MacGuard which doesn’t need a password to install like the others that was just released into the wild (at least if you are using Safari configured to Open “safe” files after downloading).

Grinler, an Admin at BleepingComputer forums posted an excellent summary of the history of these rogue anti-spyware programs on Windows PCs, and now on the Mac. This summary is also where you can find the updated removal guides and Mac Rogue Remover Tool.

Currently, BleepingComputer’s Mac Rogue Remover Tool will remove the following:

Mac SecurityMac Security Removal Guide
Mac DefenderMac Defender Removal Guide
Mac ProtectorMac Protector Removal Guide
Mac GuardMac Guard Removal Guide

If you have any questions on these guides and tools, Grinler ask that you post in their forums here.

Thanks to Corrine (Security Garden) for posting this information at Scot’s Newsletter Forums.