Advanced Spyware Detect

Posted: March 31, 2009

Advanced Spyware Detect Description

Advanced Spyware Detect or AdvancedSpywareDetect, also known as Advanced Spyware Detector, is a fake anti-spyware program. Advanced Spyware Detect is known to be promoted and sold on, which is a malicious website. Advanced Spyware Detect can also be installed without your interaction by a Trojan infection. Once Advanced Spyware Detect is installed, it displays a multitude of bogus alert and warning messages

Advanced Spyware Detect may appear to be a legitimate security program but if it ever scans your system then you will get several bogus results. Advanced Spyware Detect is not an effected spyware detection or removal tool. Advanced Spyware Detect is offered at a price for a full version which is claimed to be able to remove the parasites detected by a trial version of Advanced Spyware Detect. Neither the trial version nor full version of Advanced Spyware Detect is able to detect and remove computer parasites.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %UserProfile%\Desktop\Manual scanner.lnk
    2 c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Advansed Spyware Detector\
    3 c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Advansed Spyware Detector\Advansed Spyware Detector Help.lnk
    4 c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Advansed Spyware Detector\Advansed Spyware Detector.lnk
    5 c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Advansed Spyware Detector\Uninstall.lnk
    6 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector
    7 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\alert.wav
    8 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\asd.chm
    9 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\asd.exe
    10 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\asd.exe.manifest
    11 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\asd.log
    12 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\av.db
    13 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\sqlite3.dll
    14 c:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\wallpapper.jpg

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AdvSpywareDetectHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" => ""HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Userinit" => "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\Program Files\Advansed Spyware Detector\asd.exe -m"

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Advanced Spyware Detect may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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