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Short bio

Rogue. is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a category of malware that makes users believe that their systems are infected and that they need to pay for a full version of the program in order to clean the infection.

Type and source of infection

Rogue applications usually claim to be security software, which can lead users into the false belief that they are protected from malware.

Rogue detections are usually downloaded and installed by users after receiving a purported Windows prompt on their desktop, which is actually fake, that some malicious files were found on their systems that need to be removed.


Malwarebytes protects users from items detected as Rogue. by using real-time protection.


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Rogue. without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.