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MS AntiSpyware 2009

Posted: December 15, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 30
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotMS AntiSpyware 2009, also known as MSAntiSpyware 2009, is a rogue anti-spyware program that installs in your computer system with the help of Trojan Zlob or other unethical mechanisms. You may have also downloaded MS AntiSpyware 2009 from a rogue website thinking it would remove your spyware threats.

Zlob may pop up fake notifications to make you believe that your computer is infected with spyware. These fake notifications may appear harmless because they're designed to look similar to the messages issued by Windows Security Center. Although the makers of MS AntiSpyware 2009 seek to goad you into purchasing MS AntiSpyware 2009, this program should not be trusted. It is reported that MS AntiSpyware 2009 is associated with Pro AntiSpyware 2009, NanoAntivirus, and Antivirus 2009.

Once MS AntiSpyware 2009's trial version is installed, it will run a fake system scan to generate a list of spyware results that are supposedly found in your system. Along with this scan, popups and fake system alert messages may appear to "inform" you about your supposed infections.

If you click on any of these messages, you'll be redirected to MSAntiSpyware2009's rogue website to further download MS AntiSpyware 2009's licensed version. MSAntiSpyware2009.com will promote MS AntiSpyware 2009 as a legit software, do not be tricked by its malicious tactics.

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Aliases

Mal/EncPk-FX [Sophos]Adware [Prevx1]Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt]Mal/Generic-A [Sophos]Suspicious file [Panda]probably a variant of Win32/VB.NJY [NOD32]TrojanDownloader:Win32/FakeMSA.gen!A [Microsoft]Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Trojan.L [McAfee-GW-Edition]Generic FakeAlert!bu [McAfee]Trojan.Win32.Agent [Ikarus]W32/Heuri.E [Fortinet]Win32/FakeMSA.I [eTrust-Vet]Gen:Trojan.Heur.cm0@fbOP49ci [BitDefender]VB.KQU [AVG]Win32:Trojan-gen {Other} [Avast]
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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:



setup_1_1_[1].exe File name: setup_1_1_[1].exe
Size: 60.41 KB (60416 bytes)
MD5: 2fb1ec492f7f919598bc18cc0ea2b7f2
Detection count: 46
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 71.69 KB (71691 bytes)
MD5: 7366b4ee6a3f61beb50e17cdd42b7579
Detection count: 40
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
msas2009.exe File name: msas2009.exe
Size: 1.12 MB (1122304 bytes)
MD5: 4d1c2037979b94b57402466d25c59d28
Detection count: 6
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
msa.exe File name: msa.exe
Size: 133.12 KB (133120 bytes)
MD5: 8ccfb57328f9b95015fa29c0da0e329f
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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Additional Information

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11 Comments

  • andy says:

    any suggestions if MS won't allow you to open an internet connection to download your program?

  • LoKu says:

    After carefully executing steps 1 - 4 (several times) the software still reappears after every restart of my computer. Am I FUBAR, or is there hope without having to purchase software that may or may not solve the problem?

  • jeff says:

    beware!!! The company orignates from Moscowand is a total scam!

  • dmort walker says:

    none at this time thank you Mortt

  • Luke Ashton says:

    Thank you very much. It was very effective and got rid of all processes instantly.

  • Vincent says:

    After paying for the anti virus and getting cheated with my credit card is there any way of getting a refund?

  • Dan Chuba says:

    I purchased this product and found it useless as a very bad virus forced me to do a system recovery losing data and pictures stored on my computer. How do I reach this company by phone ? The e-mail the support system sent to confirm my order is coming back as a failed address when I write back ?

  • D.B. Double says:

    It only took MS Antispyware 2009 2 days to shut down my computer. I cannot boot up Windows, and even though I understand how to reinstall XP, and put in the long hours to recreate files, favorites, folders, outlook express, etc (my data was not backed-up) I am hoping that you can send along some help...I have already purchased a Spotmau Power Suite 2009, yet it will not boot up my machine, contrary to its stellar claims of being able to "boot up any computer"

    Thank-you in advance for any helpful information or recommendation.

    D.B. Double

  • sfs says:

    i did the manual instructions for removing MS AntiSpyware 2009, and so far it seems to
    have worked.

    However every once in a while the process iexplore.exe starts up and plays music.
    the music stops when i kill the process.

    Any suggestions on how i can keep this from happening?

  • Michael Bruno says:

    I got ripped off by MS Antispyware 2009. I want my money back. Do you have any suggestion on how this can be done? Please respond at the E-Mail address provided.Thank You, Michael Bruno

  • scotty says:

    thanks, i got ms antispyware and its annoying.. i almost payed but then my m8 said i was a virus, thanks