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Spy Fighter

Posted: March 20, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 16
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotSpy Fighter is a fake anti-spyware program that is designed to trick the user into buying their full version of the program by displaying misleading pop-ups and "system alerts," claiming that your machine is infected with malicious software. Spy Fighter may use its system scanner to display false positives which work as an incentive to make unsuspecting users purchase Spy Fighter's commercial version.
Do not click on any link provided by Spy Fighter. Once you click on the link provided, you'll be redirected to Spy Fighter's website to download and purchase Spy Fighter's rogue anti-spyware program. Spy Fighter has the ability to recreate itself after reboot and its "System scan" messages may continue to pop up on your task manager. It is advised to run a scan with a reliable anti-spyware program to check for the presence of Spy Fighter on your computer.


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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:

Install[1].exe File name: Install[1].exe
Size: 963.53 KB (963538 bytes)
MD5: 8c317b77b8701fab324544de37f93fdc
Detection count: 38
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
SpyFighter.exe File name: SpyFighter.exe
Size: 869.37 KB (869376 bytes)
MD5: 7a1051283a5ed014ae8fea6f636d253b
Detection count: 31
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:


Additional Information

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