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What is AntiSpyStorm

Posted on 19 August 2008 under Rogue Programs

1. What is AntiSpyStorm?

It is fake anti-spyware program with free computer scan option, generating exaggerated threat report in the end, directing user to purchase program to remove found spyware. This program can show warnings and alerts that you have been infected with lots of spyware, which are corrupt and should not be trusted. AntiSpyStorm makes an impression that it is designed to remove and block spyware (real time protection). In fact fake anti-spyware programs are incapable to clean computer from security risks and are only designed to cash in.

2. AntiSpyStorm screen shot:


3. How to remove AntiSpyStorm:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by AntiSpyStorm, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for AntiSpyStorm removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove AntiSpyStorm 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 AntiSpyStorm.

  5. Restart the computer to complete AntiSpyStorm removal procedure.

4. AntiSpyStorm files:

AntispyStorm.exe, antispystorm_setup.exe (setup file)

5. Hijackthis entries:

O2 Entries:
O2 - BHO: as_ie_monitor.ie_monitor - {561713B1-52F3-4481-898E-7E22CD9773B2} - C:\Program Files\AntispyStorm\as_ie_monitor.dll
O4 Entries:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AntispyStorm] C:\Program Files\AntispyStorm\AntispyStorm.exe