1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. SpySheriff


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


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 January 13, 2017 revision 032
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 2, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 14, 2017 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 7, 2005
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