TopAntiSpyware

Posted: March 28, 2006

TopAntiSpyware Description

TopAntiSpyware (also referred to as Top AntiSpyware) is a fake spyware remover that is typically installed onto your computer as a trial version, and usually manually. Once active, Top AntiSpyware generates misleading security alerts and fake system scans that report fabricated infection results, in an attempt to fool you into thinking that your PC is infected. You are then prompted to purchase and install the full version of Top AntiSpyware in order to combat these non-existent threats.persuade purchase of a harmful rogue anti-spyware program.

It is very important that you detect and remove TopAntiSpyware to prevent it from performing other malicious actions on your computer. Changing your desktop background could be only the beginning to other harmful actions carried out by TopAntiSpyware.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 hookdump.exe
    2 r.exe
    3 runsrv32.dll
    4 runsrv32.exe
    5 spoolsrv32.dll
    6 spoolsrv32.exe
    7 srpcsrv32.dll
    8 txfdb.dll

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USERControlPanelDesktopPatternHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternetExplorerDesktopComponents1HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunIntelsystemtool=%System%hookdump.exeHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOncesrv32spoolservice=%System%HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOncesrv32spoolservice=%System%spoolsrv32.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREAntivirusGoldHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftJavaVMSystemPropertiescom.ms.applet.enable.install=trueHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOncesrv32spoolservice=%System%HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOncesrv32spoolservice=%System%spoolsrv32.exeunsrv32.exe

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to TopAntiSpyware 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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Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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