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What is PC Scout

Posted on 15 October 2009 under Rogue Programs

1. What is PC Scout?

It is unreliable and malicious computer program, which makes user an impression of anti-virus tool, while in fact it is a fake.

PC Scout is a typical scareware program. The program will display warning messages, stating that Internet Explorer is infected with worm Rootkit.Win32.Agent.pp, followed by an unreliable solution leading user towards worthless purchase - PC Scout license. In this case in no way make any money transfers, because you will be deceived, in addition, the data that was tapped in, will be misappropriated.

Whenever the computer is started, PC Scout begins system scan, making a list of the threats discovered. Such lists may not be trusted. Scan reports generated by rogue programs are often overcrowded with false virus names, or names which even do not currently exist on the computer.

2. PC Scout screen shot:

PC Scout

3. How to remove PC Scout:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by PC Scout, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for PC Scout removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove PC Scout download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove PC Scout.

  5. Restart the computer to complete PC Scout removal procedure.

4. PC Scout files:


5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PC Scout] "C:\Program Files\PC Scout\pcscout.exe" -noscan