Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs MaxAntiSpy


Posted: August 19, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 49
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: October 21, 2018
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotMaxAntiSpy, also known as Max AntiSpy, is a rogue anti-spyware program created to trick you into purchasing it's rogue licensed version. You may have downloaded MaxAntiSpy trial version from its website maxantispy.com (thinking it would remove your spyware infections) or you may have been infected by a Trojan Zlob usually found in fake video codec installers.

Once installed, MaxAntiSpy trial version is able to run a fake system scan and display fake scan results to push you to buy the MaxAntiSpy's full version of the program. In addition, Trojan Zlob may generate fake popups and system alert messages stating your computer is infected with spyware. These are all attempts used by trojan makers to push MaxAntiSpy's licensed version.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

MaxAntiSpy.exe File name: MaxAntiSpy.exe
Size: 4.28 MB (4289024 bytes)
MD5: 92e3fce2edb518d2a01cfe11609e553d
Detection count: 31
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MaxAntiSpyUpdate.exe File name: MaxAntiSpyUpdate.exe
Size: 2.18 MB (2186240 bytes)
MD5: fa925aace27384359b473550258a87e1
Detection count: 26
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
maxantispy[1].exe File name: maxantispy[1].exe
Size: 1.61 MB (1612848 bytes)
MD5: 6f44e4624eb744af6cfdf07624f1d035
Detection count: 17
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009