Monday, November 1, 2010

Rogue HDDDefragmenter

HDD Defragmenter is a rogue which appears quite easy to get rid of. That's not what I wanted to talk about. It's about how much Rogues have improved.

Once installed, you get the following message:

Your executables cannot launch. Clicking the 'Scan Hard Drives' button brings up the next image:

When scanning, it even has a FAKE safe mode. Desktop just goes black with the corners showing 'Safe Mode':

Next images show how convincing these rogues can be:

To get rid of it, scan with Malwarebytes or another Antivirus/Antispyware application.

Credits go to sUBs for screenshots and analysis