Win Spyware Protect

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  1. Albinoni

    Albinoni Registered Member

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    Is this piece of software a rogue or what ever? Also will Superantispyware remove it, if not whats the best way to remove it.
     
  2. BrendanK.

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    WinSpywareProtect is a rogue anti-spyware program, which, not unlike any other, infects the system by using trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, and uses popups and fake system notifications to prove to the user that he has a problem and needs a program to dispose of it, the program being WinSpywareProtect. These are, of course, completely fallacious statements, and are produced with a sole purpose: to scam the user.

    WinSpywareProtect is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block WinSpywareProtect.com using your HOSTS file.

    Related files: vbase.dat, WinSpywareProtect.exe, WSPLauncher.exe

    WinSpywareProtect properties:
    • Shows commercial adverts
    • Connects itself to the internet
    • Stays resident in background

    Manual Removal:

    WinSpywareProtect manual removal:
    Kill processes:
    WinSpywareProtect.EXE, WinSpywareProtectSetup.exe


    Delete registry values:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WinSpywareProtect
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinSpywareProtect
    HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Adsl Software Limited
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TacOnlyOne
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinSpyw


    Delete files:
    vbase.dat, WinSpywareProtect.exe, WSPLauncher.exe


    Other programs to remove WinSpywareProtect:
    • SUPERAntiSpyware
    • CounterSpy
    • Windows Defender
     
  3. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

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    Rogue.WinSpywareProtect
    Date spotted:
    First seen on 2008-04-23.
    Last seen on 2008-09-02.

    Detection statistics:
    This object is 0.13% of all objects detected.
    165,301 instances detected worldwide.

    Malwarebyte's Data Base
    Hit it with SAS then a scan with MBAM should get you clean.
     
  4. BrendanK.

    BrendanK. Registered Member

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    My copy and paste is bigger then yours xD
     
  5. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

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    I always paste a link to where I steal the info from. ;)

    Credit given where credit due. :D
     
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