Many computer hackers setup fake companies on the internet to produce and market fake spyware blockers. These fake companies may offer the spyware blocker program for free or some even boldly charge the user, as “Malware Defense” has been identified to do. These programs are still fakes and may even install spyware programs of their own, specifically to spy on the computer user’s activities. It’s recommended that when users are in the market for spyware blockers
they install or purchase the spyware blocker program from a reputable source.
SpywareBlockers.us.com has found that two fake spyware blockers are currently circulating on the internet, Malware Defense and Rapidantivirus. Both of these pieces of software are loaded on the user’s computer through holes that can be easily exploited. Once loaded they will falsely scan and falsely report that the computer is infected. Malware Defense, as previously mentioned, goes so far as to charge the user for a “full version”. Both programs are likely to contain more hidden spyware buried deep inside their executables but further research will have to be ongoing.