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We will give you three guesses what AntiSpyCheck is and the first two don’t count. Let us give you a hint. Aggressive advertising. Spyware. Malware. Exaggerated infection claims. Give up? Well if you guessed rogue anti-spyware than you guessed right. AntiSpyCheck is definitely that and more. This program claims to have a spam filter and pop-up blocker with it in addition the spyware scanner tool.
It’s not an anti-spyware program?
No, it’s not. AntiSpyCheck is actually a clone of AdProtect, another malicious program that has been suffering the Internet for a while. If you do not have this program on your computer already, add it to your HOSTS file and blacklist it right away. If you do have it on your computer, click on the green button below to confirm it and remove it. This program is dangerous.
If you really want to see the list, then so be it. AntiSpyCheck can and will do the following to your computer system without your permission:
Connect to the Internet when it feels like it and download updates
- Download more malware and spyware programs
- Use up resources by running in the background
- Flood your screen with alert pop-ups
- Flood your system with fake notifications
- Change your browser settings
- Change your registry
- Change your desktop
- Rob you of your hard earned money
Oh, that last one is a dozy as it will aggressively trick you into purchasing the fully licensed software so that the pop-ups and stuff end and you computer is cleaned. The only thing that will end here is your money ending up in their pockets and your computer suffering from even worse pop-ups, pop-unders, and more nasty issues.
How do I get this thing off my computer?
You use a legitimate anti-spyware program like ZookaWare PC Cleaner to scan and identify the real files that are corrupted. The list will not be exaggerated and as ZookaWare PC Cleaner find multiple files belonging to the same spyware or malware, it will save the file name in memory, but it will not count the file if the spyware/malware program has already been identified. This way you get a count of what is on your computer and infecting it and nothing more.
Make sure you up date and run your anti-virus program as well and quarantine anything it finds. If you were to leave the virus – especially the Trojan AntiSpyCheck gained access through – you will be cleaning up your computer and scanning it again within twenty-four hours.