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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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