AntiSpy Safeguard

Posted: August 24, 2010
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 8,544

AntiSpy Safeguard Description

ScreenshotAntiSpy Safeguard aka AntiSpySafeguard is a fake anti-spyware program. AntiSpy Safeguard typically spreads via Trojans and it can also be obtained from malicious websites. AntiSpy Safeguard uses scare tactics to coerce users into purchasing its non-existent full version. AntiSpy Safeguard will display fake scan reports and security alerts to convince a victim that his/her system is infected and the only solution is to purchase its full version. Do not fall for this trickery. AntiSpy Safeguard is a useless application that should never be purchased.


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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

%APPDATA%\defender.exe File name: defender.exe
Size: 326.65 KB (326656 bytes)
MD5: fb8d171cd54e6b21e342820d8df0b30d
Detection count: 108
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 10, 2010
%APPDATA%\antispy.exe File name: antispy.exe
Size: 676.35 KB (676352 bytes)
MD5: 0a6d471d2d52f7ea5215386a245a120e
Detection count: 16
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 6, 2010

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Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1"Warning! Database updated failed!
Database update failed!
Outdated viruses database are not effective can???t guarantee adequate protection and security for your PC! Click here to get the full version of the product and update the database!"

"Warning! Running trial version!
The security of your computer has been compromised! Now running trial version of the software! Click here to purchase the full version of the software and get full protection for your PC!"


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