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What is AntiSpyGolden

Posted on 19 September 2007 under Rogue Programs

1. What is AntiSpyGolden?

It is corrupt anti-spyware program which can be dropped by a trojan. Contrived security messages which may not even exist are terrifying PC user and usually force him into licensed program version purchase. Before payment victim is bluffed that AntiSpyGolden will remove unwanted spyware and will protect computer from the future intruders. In fact user gets nothing in return. It is recommended to remove AntiSpyGolden, or bypass it if you are not infected yet.
Also known as AntiSpyGolden 5.1.

AntiSpyGolden fake security alert:

AntiSpyGolden alert

Misleading, Windows original alike, warning image may pop in order to download rogue software:

AntiSpyGolden warning

2. AntiSpyGolden screen shot:


3. How to remove AntiSpyGolden:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by AntiSpyGolden, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for AntiSpyGolden removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove AntiSpyGolden download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove AntiSpyGolden.

  5. Restart the computer to complete AntiSpyGolden removal procedure.

4. AntiSpyGolden files:

asg_install.exe (setup file), AntiSpyGolden 5.1.exe

5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 Entries:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AntiSpyGolden 5.1] "C:\Program Files\AntiSpyGolden 5.1\AntiSpyGolden 5.1.exe" /h