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    Default Manual removal instructions for AdwareSpy

    The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "AdwareSpy" manually.
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    Categories:
    • malware


    Description:
    finds non existent threads to make the user buy the software
    Supposed Functionality:
    supposed to be an antispyware software
    Desktop:

    Please remove the following files from your desktop.
    To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.

    • Shortcuts named "AdwareSpy.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy*.exe".



    Installed Software List:

    You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.

    • Products that have a key or property named "AdwareSpy_is1".



    Files:

    Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

    • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy.lnk".
    • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\AdwareSpy\Help Manual.lnk".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy.chm".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy.dll".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\AdwareSpy.ini".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\dp.xml".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\HookProcessCreation.dll".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\prefs.dat".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\Reference.dat".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\unins000.dat".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\unins000.exe".
    • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\Media\unidentified.jpg".
    • A file with an unknown location named "AdwareSpy.exe".


    Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If AdwareSpy uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
    You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

    Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

    Folders:

    Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.

    • The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\AdwareSpy".
    • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy".
    • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\Backup".
    • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\Disabled".
    • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\AdwareSpy\Media".


    Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If AdwareSpy uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
    You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!


    If you have any further questions, please ask in our forum.
    Last edited by PepiMK; 2008-11-08 at 14:12.
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