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Real Antispyware

Posted: July 7, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 79
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Real Antispyware, also known as RealAntispyware or Real Anti Spyware 5.2, is a fake anti-spyware program known to be a real scam. Real Antispyware is not a real anti-spyware, it's just another rogue on the Web. Real Antispyware may be installed by a Trojan infection called Zlob or Vundo into the computer's system. After installed, Real Antispyware will issue a system scan and display false positives on your computer, stating that you're infected with malware. Real Antispyware's messages state:


Unwanted software (malware) or tracking cookies have been found during last scan. It is highly recommended to remove it from your computer."

Once you click on one of these messages, you'll be redirected to realantispyware.com to buy the Real Antispyware's "licensed version". Real Antispyware will also flood your system with misleading system popup error messages. Avoid being anywhere near Real Antispyware.

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Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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:

Antispyware.exe File name: Antispyware.exe
Size: 3.15 MB (3159040 bytes)
MD5: 54b0084b25516b025463037902089e3e
Detection count: 85
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009