AntiSpyWare 2010

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AntiSpyWare 2010 Information
Type:   Spyware
  Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
  By downloading freeware & shareware programs.
  Changes PC settings, excessive popups
& slow PC performance.
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AntiSpyWare 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware application, which means that instead of being a legitimate, beneficial program it is a fake and a scam. AntiSpyWare 2010 has nothing to offer in scanning for or removing spyware, since it is actually incapable of both of those things. First and foremost, if you find AntiSpyWare 2010 on your computer, do not follow its recommendations or prompts, do not pay money for it, and safely remove it as quickly as possible.

AntiSpyWare 2010 is the same rogue anti-spyware program as AntiToolbar, and the two bogus applications look and work in exactly the same way. Literally the only difference between them is their names. AntiSpyWare 2010 is also similar to PC Security 2009, WinReanimator, and Home Antivirus2010 – all scams. AntiSpyWare 2010 was first described in December 2009 and January 2010. Although there are newer rogue anti-malware applications that have names including the phrase "antispyware 2010", there is insufficient evidence that these newer rogues have any relation to AntiSpyWare 2010. It may be the case that the only commonality they share is the name, since these other, newer rogues look different and do some different things.

What AntiSpyWare 2010 Does, and Why it Does it

AntiSpyWare 2010 exists in order to scare you into believing that you have to pay money for its nonexistent software, in order to remove "threats" that it claims to find on your computer. To this end, AntiSpyWare 2010 tries to look as realistic as possible, and AntiSpyWare 2010's creators have been exceptionally successful in this regard. AntiSpyWare 2010 has a distinctive home screen with a red star logo, a realistic installation wizard, and a purchase screen that looks exceptionally real and tells some whopping, bald-faced lies. To add to the illusion, AntiSpyWare 2010 has been known to advertise itself openly on the Internet as a real anti-virus program, especially through its website,, so that unsuspecting victims will willingly install the AntiSpyWare 2010 malware on their computers. After all, if you download a free program, are not you much more likely to believe it is real than if it appeared on your computer out of nowhere?

Although it may be relatively uncommon compared to manual installation, there have been reports of AntiSpyWare 2010 being installed as the result of a Trojan. Specifically, something called "Trojan-Downloader.braviax" is reportedly at fault. As you might guess from the name, this Trojan's job is to download AntiSpyWare 2010.

Once you download and install AntiSpyWare 2010 (or once it downloads and installs itself), you will find that all it works towards is getting money out of you. AntiSpyWare 2010 will set itself up to run in the background whenever Windows runs, and will run phony little system "scans" and tell you that it found a whole bunch of threats on your computer. These threats are not real; AntiSpyWare 2010 will find the same threats every time, no matter what. After it claims to have found the "threats", AntiSpyWare 2010 will give you a pop-up message.  An image of a hand, with a badly-worded warning that says that illicit adware (is there any other kind?) was detected on your computer appears on the pop-up message. It says that in order to remove this adware, you need to buy the "ProVersion" of AntiSpyWare 2010. Similarly, AntiSpyWare 2010 will frequently cause pop-up windows that say the same things or similar things, telling you to buy the "Pro Version".

Why You Need To Be Careful with AntiSpyWare 2010

If you follow the prompts from these warnings, you will be directed to a website for AntiSpyWare 2010 ProVersion. This site, the payment page, is the heart of the scam; the entire thing exists to get you to this site. It looks very realistic, and it has logos down the right side that say "Powered by Plimus", "McAfee Secure: Tested 29 Dec", and "Verisign Secured". In other words, it has the security seals you would expect to find on a quality, legitimate site. Do not be fooled by this – these are Internet pirates! They just copied the images of those seals and then pasted them on the page, which is terribly easy and requires no special effort or approval.

There are also tabs across the top of the AntiSpyWare 2010 payment page for testimonials, news, etc., and a slogan, which reads "Protect your computer from dangerous spyware", that is good advice, certainly, but if you actually followed it you would not be viewing it on the bogus payment page, since AntiSpyWare 2010 is malware! Remember that making a page that looks good is extremely easy, and that is all this is, a page that looks good. You will not get anything back for your money if you do hand it over to the scam artists.

AntiSpyWare 2010 is reportedly capable of doing other serious damage to your computer, including slowing down the whole system, removing files from the registry, changing your Internet settings, and causing files to reappear mysteriously after you delete them. Do not let AntiSpyWare 2010 scare you, and do not give in and pay the money it demands. You can get your computer back.

To check your computer for AntiSpyWare 2010, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting AntiSpyWare 2010 and other threats. If you detect the presence of AntiSpyWare 2010 on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of AntiSpyWare 2010.


Detection of AntiSpyWare 2010 (Recommended)

AntiSpyWare 2010 is difficult to detect and remove. AntiSpyWare 2010 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. AntiSpyWare 2010, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove AntiSpyWare 2010 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a AntiSpyWare 2010 scan/check to successfully detect all AntiSpyWare 2010 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove AntiSpyWare 2010, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove AntiSpyWare 2010 or follow the AntiSpyWare 2010 manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with AntiSpyWare 2010. AntiSpyWare 2010 can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing AntiSpyWare 2010 involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing AntiSpyWare 2010 on your system. AntiSpyWare 2010 installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with AntiSpyWare 2010, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect AntiSpyWare 2010 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of AntiSpyWare 2010, the next advised step is to remove AntiSpyWare 2010 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


AntiSpyWare 2010 may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of AntiSpyWare 2010 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

AntiSpyWare 2010, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. AntiSpyWare 2010 along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example AntiSpyWare 2010, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect AntiSpyWare 2010 and other types of spyware.

Remove AntiSpyWare 2010 manually

Another method to remove AntiSpyWare 2010 is to manually delete AntiSpyWare 2010 files in your system. Detect and remove the following AntiSpyWare 2010 files:

Known Variants

VirusBurst is a re-branded variant of other well-known rogue anti-spyware programs, including SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, SpySheriff, SpyHeal and many other pseudonyms.

External links

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