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AntiSpyCheck

Updated:
January 11, 2008 12:58:40 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
AntiSpyCheck
Version:
2.1
Publisher:
AntiSpyCheck.com
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the errors.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\AntiSpyCheck v2.4.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\AdProtect NoSpam\Settings.xml
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\AntiSpyCheck v2.4.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\ADPLanguage.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\PLanguage.ini
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpyCheck\AntiSpyCheck v2.4 Un-Installer.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpyCheck\AntiSpyCheck v2.4 Website.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpyCheck\AntiSpyCheck v2.4.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\AntiSpyCheck v2.4.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\activex.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\antiSpyCheck.chm
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\AntiSpyCheck.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\AntiSpyCheck.url
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\ascnospam.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\blacklist.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\config.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\cookies.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\DbgHelp.Dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\filesNames.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\hosts.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\knownLocations.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Languages\English.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Languages\Spanish.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Logs\asc_activity-01112008-094705.log
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\md5.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\msvcp71.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\msvcr71.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\DesktopManager\DesktopManager.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\DesktopManager\Languages\English.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\DesktopManager\Languages\Spanish.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\MessengerControl\Languages\english.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\MessengerControl\Languages\Spanish.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\MessengerControl\MessengerControl.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\StartupEditor\Languages\English.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\StartupEditor\Languages\Spanish.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\Plugins\StartupEditor\StartupEditor.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\registry.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\sdebug.log
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\spywareinfo.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\tips.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpyCheck\uninst.exe


Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"AntiSpyCheck" = "C:\Program Files\AntiSpyCheck\AntiSpyCheck.exe /s"

The program also creates the following registry entry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\"Enable Browser Extensions" = "yes"

It then creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ad-protect.EXE
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\spamdet.DLL
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9DA1990B-9BCA-4c80-AEFB-11A40FA849F9}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{C628512D-A058-4BD4-B47B-B036F45FA02B}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{99A753C6-E429-46BD-989E-DD4A21CD059D}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{BBBD3E11-D201-46C9-8471-091D33159287}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D2608046-DD09-A225-01BF-70C1EDD8B2E8}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D2C1986A-FBEC-4472-AABF-6D42F08DBC8E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D7ABE914-B8CF-4602-9145-6BDAAEDA21AA}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F3210E86-46A8-5973-963F-0EF4CF226A0C}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{214345B8-BB69-498D-A168-29F58F15D806}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{CF231820-9904-4A37-B5B0-C87EF6F6CC82}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D2C1986A-FBEC-4472-AABF-6D42F08DBC8E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{F51BC478-D997-4C56-988D-79D9EEAAD1EC}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{FD4DCB8B-C33A-4E70-A351-6FAB7E1071A4}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{32BD20FD-41FD-47FB-9BC9-28DCBD7D55D7}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{5AA883DB-7CFD-4737-B3C3-C671595ECCE5}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ad-Protect.Addin
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ad-Protect.Addin.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ad-Protect.Server
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Ad-Protect.Server.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\spamdet.SpamDetector
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\spamdet.SpamDetector.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\AntiSpyCheck.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AntiSpyCheck
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AntiSpyCheck
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Ad-Protect.Addin.1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpyCheck
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