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

AntiSpywareExpert

Updated:
April 11, 2008 9:58:17 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
AntiSpywareExpert
Version:
1.0.7.1
Publisher:
AntiSpywareExpert Inc.
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows
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\AntiSpywareExpert.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\AntiSpywareExpert.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareExpert\AntiSpywareExpert.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareExpert\Uninstall AntiSpywareExpert.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\AntiSpywareExpert\ase.exe


Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiSpywareExpert\"AntiSpywareExpert" = "C:\Program Files\AntiSpywareExpert\ase.exe"

It also creates the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiSpywareExpert
Summary| Technical Details| Removal

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 21
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube