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Safety Anti-Spyware - Corrupt Software (Not a Virus)

Posted on 10 December 2009 under Rogue Programs

1. What is Safety Anti-Spyware?

Safety Anti-Spyware program is not a virus, but a product created for malicious purposes. The main task of the program - convince user that Safety Anti-Spyware will remove viruses and computer work will be stabilized.

Unfortunately, the Safety Anti-Spyware is not able to eliminate any of a serious risk posing threat. The program is designed so that its behavior and appearance remind legal anti-virus software.

In order to persuade the victim that computer system is attacked by viruses and is in danger, Safety Anti-Spyware will generate fake warning messages Security Warning!:
  • Malicious programs that may steal your private information and prevent your system from working properly are detected on your computer. Click here to clean your PC immediately.
Another method of user deception - false computer scan report, which will contain the names of viruses such as win32.1 win32.2 and win32.2. Trying to remove those viruses with Safety Anti-Spyware user will be asked to pay for the full version. Do not perform any money transfers related to Safety Anti-Spyware, because it is a scam.

2. Safety Anti-Spyware screen shot:

Safety Anti-Spyware

3. How to remove Safety Anti-Spyware:

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

  5. Restart the computer to complete Safety Anti-Spyware removal procedure.

4. Safety Anti-Spyware files:

Safety Anti-Spyware 3.exe

5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Safety Anti-Spyware 3] C:\Program Files\Safety Anti-Spyware 3\Safety Anti-Spyware 3.exe