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Antispyware Shield Pro Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Antispyware Shield Pro adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro.

Antispyware Shield Pro is a rogue scanner program. Once installed, this application will be immediately perform scan action without prior notice. This fake scanner application tries to trick you by displaying misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you buy this fraud application. Be careful with this program, because it not going to protect your computer but will only spend your money.

When installing, it try to make HTTP GET to the following url:

  • hxxp://scanner.entiresafescripts.net/installation/

The entiresafescripts.net itself will look like this:

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_9-400x

Then you will be redirected to the fake scanner:

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_10-399

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_11-400

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_12-400

When running the application, you can see “Official web site” button on the top of the form, and if you click this button, it take you to hxxp://systemcleanerspro.net, and this site will offer you another rogue application, called “SystemCleanerPro“, a-squared Anti-Malware know this as Adware.Win32.SystemCleanerPro.

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_13-400

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_14-400

Create new files and directories:

  • %ProgramFiles%Antispyware Shield ProLicense.rtf
  • %ProgramFiles%Antispyware Shield Prouninst.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Antispyware Shield Proantispyshield.exe
  • %UserProfile%DesktopAntispyware Shield Pro.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAntispyware Shield ProAntispyware Shield Pro.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAntispyware Shield ProUninstall.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionApp Pathsantispyshield.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallAntispyware Shield Pro
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareEntire Safe Scripts Ltd
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareEntire Safe Scripts LtdAntispyware Shield Pro

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_1-400x

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_2-400x

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_3-400x

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_4-400x

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_5-400x

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_6-400x

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_7-400x

Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro_8-400x

How to remove the infection of Antispyware Shield Pro (Adware.Win32.AntispywareShieldPro)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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