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Beware of this new rogue security program

Recently rogue programs (misleading applications) are growing at an alarming rate. ‘Rogue programs uses malware or malicious tools to advertise or install itself or to force computer users to pay for removal of nonexistent malware. Rogue software will often install a Trojan horse to download a trial version, or it will execute other unwanted actions’

PrivacyCenter is a misleading application (reported by Symantec, 2009 - May 7.) that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the installed computer. The program may be manually installed or installed though Trojan.Zlob and it affects all Windows operating systems (95 to Vista).

Removal method: You don’t need to worry about this program if you have latest, good antivirus program installed. It won’t allow either downloading or installing on your computer.

If you have already installed this rogue program, the following information may help you to remove it from your PC. 1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP), 2. Update the virus definitions, 3. Run a full system scan with antivirus program, 4. Delete any values added to the registry.

Detailed procedure for removing this rogue program is available from here.


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