Don't be tricked into uninstalling MalwareBytes

Tom Kelchner at Sunbelt Systems reports on malicious software (the Protection System "rogue") that issues a phony alert trying to trick a Windows user into uninstalling MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware.

The phony message reads

"There is unauthorized antivirus software detected on your computer. It is recommended you to remove it, other it could conflict with Protection System. Press OK to remove MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware_is1".  

Conflict indeed. This is the ultimate compliment for an anti-malware program.

I previously wrote about Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

Mr. Kelchner also authored a PDF entitled How to Tell If That Pop-Up Window Is Offering You a Rogue Anti-Malware Product which discusses four lists of software. 

The first list, from virustotal.com, is of legitimate vendors of antivirus/antimalware software. A second source of legitimate products is westcoastlabs.org

More ambitious, are the two lists of rogue antivirus products available from Sunbelt Software, here and here

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