More on Safestarts, a Dangerous End

Safestarts is obviously creating a lot havoc out there, since so many people come to this blog searching for relief from its tenacious hold over their computers. Safestarts is scareware and malware. It extorts money from its victims by displaying dire warnings and alerts about finding spyware and adware on the computer. This is a fraudulent attempt to get the victims to buy Safestarts supposed anti-spyware for relief from its own assault. Safestarts has a website but it isn’t found http://safestarts.com. Safestarts.com will give you the error message “Not found.” They do have a website at http://www.safestarts.com/test/?c=341359 however. Warning: Just go to see, don’t download anything!!!! The site “tests” your for spyware but every test result draws the same conclusion. It tells you to download several of the Safestart products. The company seems to be from Moergestel, Netherlands.
This is a screenshot of the Safestarts bogus test.

Never, ever download these programs.

To remove Safestarts programs and the annoying alerts and warnings follow the steps Ducktoes recommends for all spyware.

And make sure you switch to Firefox. That will help immensely and is easy.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Safestarts, a Dangerous End

Many of you are coming to the Ducktoes Spyware blog to find out about Safestarts. It is a rogue anti-spyware site. By rogue I mean anti-spyware that is really spyware itself. You pay Safestarts to protect your system with their Virus Ranger or Antispy Kit or MalwareWar and guess what? You get more spyware!!! In a few months you will be paying even more money to get your computer fixed.

To get rid of Safestarts products click here.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Win32.Renos

Today I’m removing (from an Acer laptop) a trojan called Win32.Renos. It causes false alerts on the desktop purporting to be from Windows. If you click on the alert, the trojan then downloads a rogue anti-spyware called Win SpyControl, AntiSpy Kit, and Virus Ranger.

The alert looks like this or some other warning:

This is a photo of the alert that Win32 Renos causes to pop-up on your desktop.

This is a photo of the alert that Win32 Renos causes to pop-up on your desktop.

The rogue anti-spyware seems to be associated with the Zlob download trojan too and a web address http://www.safestarts.com/test/?c=440785. (Warning, don’t go to that site!!)

I removed it using Spy bot and Spyware Doctor.

Here’s what Microsoft says about this spyware. Microsoft associates Win32.renos with SpySheriff group of rogue anti-spyware products.

Whichever rogue anti-spyware Win32.renos is linked to, they all do the same thing. They attempt to get you to download and pay for bogus anti-spyware that is really spyware itself. This is fraud. It also infests your computer with lots of dangerous spyware.

Ducktoes to the rescue!! Please leave a comment if you have more to add about this problem or any questions.

This is a photo of the alert that Win32 Renos causes to pop-up on your desktop.

This is a photo of the alert that Win32 Renos causes to pop-up on your desktop.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather