Posted: October 27, 2006

WinAntiSpyware Description

WinAntiSpyware is a rogue anti-spyware product that tricks the user with deceptive tactics in order to purchase the WinAntiSpyware product. WinAntiSpyware pops fake security notifications on the Taskbar, and ultimately tricks the user into purchasing Ultimate Defender in order to clean the alleged security-related problems. WinAntiSpyware 2006 or WinAntiSpyware 2007 may redirect your searches, and may come bundled with other spyware/adware.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 asagents.dll
    2 insthelp.exe
    3 shellext.dll
    4 stera.exe
    5 updater.exe
    6 uwas6chk.dll
    7 uwasffnt.exe
    8 was6.exe
    9 was6chk.dll
    10 wasffnt.exe
    11 winantispyware2006freesetup.exe
    12 winantispyware2006setup.exe
    13 winantispyware2007.exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\winantispyware 2006 scannerHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\contextmenuhandlers\exploreruwasHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{1230649b-b980-44a5-b259-9b09ebea6331}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{1236de55-eded-4675-af10-ba15eddb4d7a}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{_clsid_washellexecutecheck}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{_clsid_washellexecutecheck} appidHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{abcd4567-76b5-4bc7-aac5-396d70925b11}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{f3ef3329-ccb1-433b-a3ed-6e763665d280}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\directory\shellex\contextmenuhandlers\exploreruwasHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\drive\shellex\contextmenuhandlers\exploreruwasHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{4567ab12-a884-4ca6-b739-cedb12fef096}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{abcd4567-4d73-43e9-85e5-53a2dbd95411}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{abcd4567-d8e8-4df1-a3ea-d0aa72f42611}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{12398a44-7dfc-4c46-bd8f-41259d169a0d}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{4567ab12-ae24-4fd6-b479-e2b464f32da6}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{abcd4567-7437-43ef-ab74-4ab1d3a37411}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\uwas6.uwas6HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\uwasfsd.creationnotifierHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\uwashellext.shellhookHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\uwashellext.wascontextmenuHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\services\uwasfsdHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run winantispyware 2006 scannerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}winantispyware 2006 scanner_is1

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