1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. SpySheriff

SpySheriff

Updated:
December 8, 2006 5:00:51 PM
Also Known As:
Adware.SpySheriff [Symantec]
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
Brave Sentry
Publisher:
SpySheriff; SpyTrooper; PestTrap
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

Behavior

SpySheriff is a misleading application that may give exaggerated reports about potential risks on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported risks.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 17, 2014 revision 034
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 2, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 18, 2014 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 7, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver