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AntispyDeluxe

Updated:
March 26, 2008 2:07:26 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
AntispywareDeluxe
Version:
1.53
Publisher:
antispywaredeluxe.com
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
The program can be downloaded from antispywaredeluxe.com. It 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:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\AntiSpywareDeluxe.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareDeluxe\AntiSpywareDeluxe on the Web.url
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareDeluxe\AntiSpywareDeluxe.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareDeluxe\Uninstall AntiSpywareDeluxe.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\AntiSpywareDeluxe.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\AntiSpywareDeluxe.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\ASDd.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\gui.default
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\buynow.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\imunizator_off.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\imunizator_off_down.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\imunizator_off_on.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\imunizator_on.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\imunizator_on_down.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\imunizator_on_on.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\onguard_off.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\onguard_off_down.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\onguard_off_on.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\onguard_on.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\onguard_on_down.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\onguard_on_on.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\scan.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\scan_down.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\scan_on.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\img\table_header.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\Recycle.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareDeluxe\unins000.exe


Next, the program creates the following registry entries so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"ASDd" = "C:\Program Files\AntiSpywareDeluxe\ASDd.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"AntispywareD" = ""C:\Program Files\AntiSpywareDeluxe\AntiSpywareDeluxe.exe" /scan"


It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AntiSpywareDeluxe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AntispywareD
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AntiSpywareDeluxe_is1
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