AntiSpy Safeguard

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 15,723
Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 3,662
First Seen: September 6, 2010
Last Seen: May 6, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

AntiSpy Safeguard Image

AntiSpy Safeguard (AntiSpySafeguard) is a rogue anti-spyware which is typically distributed by sneaky Trojans. AntiSpy Safeguard can also be downloaded from malicious websites or it may come bundled with other malware such as Trojans. Once AntiSpy Safeguard is inside a computer system, it will generate numerous security alerts in an attempt to convince the victim that his/her system in infected. Should a user click on the fake security alerts or scan reports displayed by AntiSpy Safeguard he/she will be redirected to a malicious website which lists 35 different security programs to choose from as a solution to the computer infections. Five of the listed programs are rogues including; Red Cross Antivirus, Peak Protection 2010, Pest Detector 4.1, Major Defense Kit, AntiSpySafeguard.

The victim will be pressured into purchasing the "full version" of AntiSpy Safeguard, or the other listed rogueware, in order to remove all the purportedly detected malware. Task Manager, Registry Editor and safe mode may also be blocked in order to prevent the manual detection and removal of the threat. Users should not believe any security notifications displayed by AntiSpy Safeguard. This is a useless program that can neither detect nor remove computer malware so do not throw away your money by attempting to purchase this rogue.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot

SpyHunter Detects & Remove AntiSpy Safeguard

File System Details

AntiSpy Safeguard may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. antispy.exe 5d5e232b71fa10402fd59742e30f8c83 40
2. antispy.exe 064896bcac9709c62fe30b5c81bd1bd7 28
3. antispy.exe 1c9286253d8347f7e5671381be69238e 24
4. antispy.exe cec3bb262eb876f8eef3613a63086354 11
5. antispy.exe 287e736d149ca8faadb401284cbb1a8d 9
6. antispy.exe 66274b61f50117c874258a6dab559846 9
7. antispy.exe a45e770fa5d8743364f6d28019d0718e 9
8. antispy.exe fe6aa07d7546c6c594682285f3c19771 9
9. antispy.exe 0248e5bb52c4192f01cea37dcfa32cfa 8
10. antispy.exe 12ea7f7057f2430510efdda2e83eeb5d 7
11. antispy.exe eae9e0b7455793789924244cc61a4cee 7
12. antispy.exe 1b3275d130227cfc273eebe96272ee89 6
13. antispy.exe 31cb5261df2a549f7c9d4f3afe2612a1 6
14. antispy.exe 3b65097af299b8b18ef18a77abd327ee 5
15. antispy.exe 9305e17ad2d201eed1b77040e9ca1ec3 4
16. antispy.exe 2ef507d90ddddd1c390c89a27bb89db8 4
17. antispy.exe fa7b240346c17d8da79ebccb1febf34c 4
18. antispy.exe 89e68e42d6515ce022174815af8340cc 4
19. antispy.exe 7f786e3557a762997e236ba23aa2df08 3
20. antispy.exe 97180de1787c01ce00a00ee0f372d891 3
21. antispy.exe 99536f70b497fbfbbda48558d600adbd 3
22. antispy.exe 98f8392f6c9cc2196e2d733ea97570f4 2
23. antispy.exe 595fda91df3014bac0c309e79caf9cb5 2
24. antispy.exe 7f00e69cd9b1c5b03626a5707ac04286 2
25. antispy.exe aa6b094fc4db4a0dd143db52793b0462 1
26. antispy.exe 591a8f476cdbc3eaf274edb1cadfc8b0 1
More files


The following messages associated with AntiSpy Safeguard were found:

"Warning! Database updated failed!
Database update failed!
Outdated viruses database are not effective can???t guarantee adequate protection and security for your PC! Click here to get the full version of the product and update the database!"

"Warning! Running trial version!
The security of your computer has been compromised! Now running trial version of the software! Click here to purchase the full version of the software and get full protection for your PC!"


Have a friend that has antispy safeguard on his laptop and I am trying to help them get rid of it. Thanks for your help.

I have just been ripped off about $250.00 I got an alert that my computer was about to crash a few days ago and the only way I could save it was to purchase this AntiSpy Safeguard so I did. When I went to my computer today I coulsnot use it until I sent them another $99.00. What can I do?

Dale Almenario Reply

I have same problem. A pop up from antispy safeguard showed up in my desktop and disabled my internet explorer. How do I remove this program?

eu fui infectado por um AntiSpy Safeguard mas queria saber como posso desinstalar ele do meu pc por favor me ajudem

um i have the AntiSpy Safeguard and I want to get rid of it because I cannot pay for it AND I cannot access my internet browser without doing so... I use Google Chrome and every time i try to open it a message comes uo saying that the program ran successfully but was forced to shut down... can u help me out please???

Hello Cody,

Read this "Cannot Download SpyHunter or Browse the Internet?" post at to be able to access your internet browser. The article also explains how to use SpyHunter to detect AntiSpy Safeguard even when a rogue program like AntiSpy Safeguard blocks internet access.


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