AdwareSpy

AdwareSpy is a program that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the compromised computer. It will then prompt the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.0

General information:

Malware Name:AdwareSpy
Malware Type:Adware
Company Name:AdwareSpy
Company URL:http://adwarespy.com/
Threat Level:Low Risk
Operating System:WIN XP
Installation Type:Installed through EXE
Operation:Time of After Installation.

Company Description:

AdwareSpy offers the most advance features of any Adware / SpyWare remover on the market today. Its Database is constantly updated ensuring protection of emerging threats. It detects and removes spyware, adware, malware, trojans, keyloggers, trackware, and hijackers. Its advanced feature allows eliminating virtually all browser hijackers, adware and spyware. It immunizes our system to protect against hundreds of known web-browser hijackers and ActiveX threats. It receives timely live updates of new threats as they become available. Its customized and deep scans allow to thoroughly checking our PC for infections.

Spyware Description:

AdwareSpy is a program that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the compromised computer. It will then prompt the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.0

Characteristics/Symptoms:

    -> False positives work as good to purchase -> Uses out of date ref database -> Uses inadequate scan/detection scheme -> False scan results0

Additional information might be found here:

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Processes Running:

AdwareSpy4.exe

File information Created after Installation:

File LocationSize (Bytes)Type
C:\Program Files\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy.chm997697Compiled HTML Help file
C:\Program Files\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy.dll226816Application Extension
C:\Program Files\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy.ini543Configuration Settings

Folder information Created after Installation:

Folder Location
C:\Program Files\AdwareSpy\Backup
C:\Program Files\AdwareSpy\Disabled

Registry information Created after Installation:

Main Registry KeySub Registry KeyKey Value Name
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallAdwareSpy_is1Inno Setup: Setup Version
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallAdwareSpy_is1Inno Setup: User
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AdwareSpy_is1UninstallString