Repair Tool of the Week: Roguefix

Roguefix is a free, portable detection and removal script to clean computers with fake security warnings from a family of rogue software such as: Antivirus 2008, Antivirus 2009, AntiVirus Lab 2009, AntiSpyCheck, Security toolbar, IEAntiVirus, MSAntivirus, Spyware Preventer, Smart Antivirus 2009, VirusResponse Lab 2009, XP antivirus etc..

I tested Roguefix on my XP virtual machine by installing the two rogueware products "Antivirus Pro" and "Antivirus Protection" (ironically hard to catch when you are actually looking for them) and it removed them both with no problems. This is definitely a nice addition to run alongside Smitfraudfix and Combofix.

For a full list of what this can remove and usage instructions, visit their website here.

Screenshots:

RogueFix


Downloads:

Download from Official Site (Right click, save as..) – 5.6mb

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Bryce Whitty
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Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

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