Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs PyroAntiSpy


Posted: August 4, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 27
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPyroAntiSpy, also known as Pyro AntiSpy, is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays a fake icon on your system tray stating that your computer is infected with spyware. PyroAntiSpy will use fake security messages to urge you to download their software and will prompt you into purchasing the full version of PyroAntiSpy.

PyroAntiSpy may try to download itself by using drive-by download methods. PyroAntiSpy will also launch on every Windows startup and may display excessive popup ads. PyroAntiSpy may be difficult to remove manually because it has the ability to recreate itself.


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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:

PyroAntiSpy.exe File name: PyroAntiSpy.exe
Size: 1.61 MB (1613824 bytes)
MD5: 8a8406da49e348a0fc49599b779b3f93
Detection count: 26
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
pyrodistrib[1].exe File name: pyrodistrib[1].exe
Size: 5.64 MB (5644128 bytes)
MD5: 43727ebd75e96321793f35b7cb2dc3e5
Detection count: 17
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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