AntiSpy Safeguard is a fake anti-spyware program that display false scan results as a tactic to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with viruses. This fake program is advertised through websites that pretend to be online malware scanners that find infections on your computer, usually some Trojans, worms and other malicious software. Of course, the rogue program may come bundled with other malware onto your computer without your knowledge and pop-up in your computer screen like form nowhere. Also, malware authors distribute their bogus products using social engineering. Once installed, AntiSpy Safeguard will supposedly run a quick system scan and find a variety of files that it states are malware. These files, though, cannot be removed unless you first purchase the software. However, don’t purchase it. The scan results are false, so you may safely ignore them. Besides, AntiSpy Safeguard won’t remove any infections anyway because they simply don’t exist on your computer.
AntiSpy Safeguard is a clone of Red Cross Antivirust, Pest Detector 4.1, Peak Protection 2010 and Major Defense Kit. While running, it will also display many fake security alerts and notifications from Windows task bar. Those notifications will claim that your computer is under attack from a remote computer and that a remove login attempt was block by AntiSpy Safeguard. Sounds great, but unfortunately that’s not true. Furthermore, this scareware will block task manager, system restore and even safe mode. It will probably block all other programs on your computer too claiming that those programs are infected. That’s also a lie. As you can see, AntiSpy Safeguard is nothing more but a scam. If you find that your computer is infected with this virus, please follow AntiSpy Safeguard removal instructions bellow to remove it either manually for free or with an automatic removal tool.
AntiSpy Safeguard manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = "0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnOnPostRedirect" = "0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon "Shell" = "%UserProfile%Application Dataantispy.exe"