WinReanimator: No, It’s Not An Arnie Movie
If you’re waiting for Arnold Schwarzenegger to show up, you’ll be disappointed.The name sounds like something out of one his movies doesn’t it?The ‘WinReanimator’.Say it with us in that Arnie voice.The ‘WinReanimator’.You have to admit saying it sounds cool.But having this aggravating program on your computer is anything but cool.WinReanimator is classified as a rogue anti-spyware program and you probably have a good idea what that means.
What if I don’t know what that means?
WinReanimator is, as we mentioned, a rogue anti-spyware program that installs itself onto your computer by finding a wee little security hole in your Internet browser.It rides on into your computer on the back of the Vundo Trojan.Warez and porn websites – naughty, naughty! – are usually the carriers that hide this program and give it the opening it needs to infect your computer.The sad part about it is that you could accidentally be directed to a porn website and you wind up getting infected.
This doozy of a program thinks it’s a Microsoft recommended spyware remover program.The fake alerts it sends up are labeled as actual Windows Antivirus alerts.Nice, huh?Not really.If you are not used to dealing with rogue spyware programs, you could take the message “Windows has detected a spyware infection. We recommend using special anti-spyware tools to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date anti-spyware for you” or something close to this wording as a real alert.Yes, your computer is infected.It’s infected by WinReanimator.
Don’t be fooled though because if you download this program onto your computer – and pay for the full version to get rid of all of the ‘viruses’ and ‘spyware’ it says you have – then you have actually been ripped off.Instead of getting a program that will help you get rid of the highly inflated amount of problems for the $50 you just paid, you are getting a program that will actually open up your computer to other malware, spyware, viruses…you get the picture.
How do you know this is spyware/malware?
We don’t actually advise you doing this, but when you take a peek at the WinReanimator website you are going to be tricked into thinking that it is a legitimate anti-spyware program.The site domain is registered under Trademax, LTD, which is the same company that supposedly runs UltimateFixer, another rogue program.If you were to follow the links or research any of the companies the site lists, you’re probably going to run into a brick wall of nothingness.
What will this program do to my computer?
In a nutshell?Mess it up.WinReanimator is an extremely dangerous program to get on your computer.It can spread to other computers via your e-mail and other correspondence, install additional malware and spyware programs onto your computer, repair its files and update itself, change your registry settings, block your Internet, and violate your privacy and security.
You are going to want to use a legitimate anti-spyware program to remove this program from your system instead of hand removing the files.If you want to see if your computer is infected by WinReanimator – or any other spyware/malware for that matter – we recommend you try ZookaWare PC Cleaner.Click on the green button that says ‘Scan your PC’ and give it a try.We’d hate to see you stuck with one of these nasty programs bogging down your computer system.