AntiAdd is a misleading anti-spyware application that simulates a system scan and reports false system security threats or infections to scare you into thinking your computer is infected with spyware, Trojans, worms and other malicious software. It also displays fake alerts and pop-ups stating that your computer has many serious security/privacy issues. AntiAdd is from the WiniSoft family. Recently promoted rogue application from this family are: RESpyWare, REAnti, KeepCop and others. AntiAdd is just a clone of those fake applications. The rogue program asks to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections which do not even exist. Obviously, this is a scam. Do not purchase this malware and uninstall AntiAdd from your computer as soon as possible.
[Figure 1. AntiAdd graphical user interface]
AntiAdd has to be manually installed. However, in some cases it comes bundled with other malicious software. AntiAdd is promoted through the use of Trojans. Usually, Trojans come from fake online scanners or various other misleading websites. The scammers also use social engineering to promote their product. Be careful and do not open any websites or links from unknown people. Especially is such websites like Facebook, MySpace and similar. Once installed, A Trojan virus downloads rogue files and installs this malicious software.
The home page of AntiAdd is antiadd.com. This websites does not host any suspicious or harmful software, but it is full of fake reviews and false information. The scammers use the same web template [Figure 2] over and over again.
[Figure 2. antiadd.com]
When running, AntiAdd may also disable certain system tools like Task Manager, Registry editor or system restore. The misleading application uses browser hijacking too. If your are infected with this malware, please use the removal guide below and remove AntiAdd from your PC manually for free or use an automatic removal tool. Most importantly, do not purchase it. If you have already done that, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.
AntiAdd manual removal:
Delete registry values:
C:Program FilesAntiAdd Software
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