Brave Sentry is a fake anti spyware product that’s been going around a lot lately. It’s also known by these names:
- Brave Sentry
- Spy Sheriff
- Spyware Quake
Once it gets onto your computer it tells you it found a large number of threats. For example, it could say “BraveSentry Scan found 138 threats“. This is false, following its instructions takes you to a site asking for money to remove the spyware.
Here’s a procedure on how to remove Brave Sentry, if you happen to become infected.
And to avoid infection follow these tips:
- Install a good (and well known) anti virus/anti spyware product.
- Avoid using Internet Explorer. Use one of the current alternative browsers such as: