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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It scans the computer in search for malware and warns users of non-existing threats, enticing them into purchasing a certain program in order to delete them.
|First detected on:||March 3, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 8, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
WinAntispy belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs.
WinAntispy scans the computer in search for threats. Once the scan is finished, it displays a message where users are warned of non-existing threats in their computer. In order to delete them, users are requested to register and purchase a certain program.
WinAntispy can be automatically downloaded when visiting certain websites, but it can also be voluntarily downloaded from the website belonging to the company that has developed it.
WinAntispy is easy to recognize, as it shows the following sysmptoms:
- Once installed in the computer, it scans the computer and displays a screen with the result of the analysis:
- It displays warning messages like the following continuously: