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What is Spycheck Anti-Spyware 2010?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Spycheck Anti-Spyware 2010 is a fake anti-malware application. These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats. In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue. You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.

How do I know if I am infected with Spycheck Anti-Spyware 2010?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

main.png

You will see these warnings:

warning1.png

warning2.png

How did Spycheck Anti-Spyware 2010 get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their site.

How do I remove Spycheck Anti-Spyware 2010?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.

  • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

    [*]Then click Finish.

    [*]If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

    [*]Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.

    [*]When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.

    [*]Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Reboot your computer if prompted.

    [*]When completed, a log will open in Notepad. The rogue application should now be gone.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Spycheck Anti-Spyware 2010?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Spycheck Anti-Spyware 2010 completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software. If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for additional protection.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware would have protected you against the name of the rogue rogue. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

protection1.png

Signs in a HijackThis log:

C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\spycheck.exe

Alterations made by the installer:

  File System
===============
Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware
Adds the file NewShortcut1.lnk"="11:32 13/06/10 1752 bytes
Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware
Adds the file versiondb.txt"="11:34 13/06/10 12 bytes
Adds the file spycheck.exe"="11:34 13/06/10 5115640 bytes
Adds the file licencia.txt"="12:29 23/03/10 2 bytes
Adds the file lastscan.txt"="11:36 13/06/10 23 bytes
Adds the file fasdata8.dat"="11:34 13/06/10 6215084 bytes
Adds the file fasdata7.dat"="11:34 13/06/10 15416 bytes
Adds the file fasdata6.dat"="11:34 13/06/10 51556 bytes
Adds the file fasdata5.dat"="11:34 13/06/10 240024 bytes
Adds the file fasdata4.dat"="11:34 13/06/10 450528 bytes
Adds the file fasdata3.dat"="11:34 13/06/10 2570596 bytes
Adds the file fasdata2.dat"="11:34 13/06/10 773016 bytes
Adds the file fasdata1.dat"="11:34 13/06/10 1138936 bytes
In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS\Installer
Adds the file 4ccf8.msi"="11:32 13/06/10 593408 bytes
Adds the folder C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{691D8246-53FF-46F9-867B-C6D323F3CB6C}
Adds the file NewShortcut1_221906E94E934D338020F88956C574D7.exe"="11:32 13/06/10 69632 bytes
Adds the file ARPPRODUCTICON.exe"="11:32 13/06/10 53248 bytes
Adds the file 1033.MST"="11:32 13/06/10 76800 bytes

Registry
===============
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\6428D196FF359F6468B76C3D323FBCC6]
"Spycheck_AntiSpyware_Fi"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\6428D196FF359F6468B76C3D323FBCC6]
"Clients"=":.."
"AuthorizedLUAApp"="0"
"InstanceType"="0"
"ProductIcon"="'C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{691D8246-53FF-46F9-867B-C6D323F3CB6C}\ARPPRODUCTICON.exe'"
"AdvertiseFlags"="388"
"Assignment"="1"
"Transforms"="C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{691D8246-53FF-46F9-867B-C6D323F3CB6C}\1033.MST."
"Version"="50397185"
"Language"="0"
"PackageCode"="'C66A19634BC0BA34496C2B9EDCE6C535'"
"ProductName"="'Spycheck AntiSpyware'"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\6428D196FF359F6468B76C3D323FBCC6\SourceList]
"LastUsedSource"="n;1;C:\DOCUME~1\{username}\LOCALS~1\Temp\{19DEBD7F-EF9B-4597-AE65-4052BB199310}\."
"PackageName"="'Spycheck AntiSpyware.msi'"
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\6428D196FF359F6468B76C3D323FBCC6\SourceList\Net]
"1"="C:\DOCUME~1\{username}\LOCALS~1\Temp\{19DEBD7F-EF9B-4597-AE65-4052BB199310}\."
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\6428D196FF359F6468B76C3D323FBCC6\SourceList\Media]
"1"="'DISK1;1'"
"DiskPrompt"="'[1]'"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders]
"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Spycheck\"=""
"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\"=""
"C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\"="'1'"
"C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\"="'1'"
"C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{691D8246-53FF-46F9-867B-C6D323F3CB6C}\"=""
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls]
(INCREMENTED) (REG VAL) C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\spycheck.exe"="1"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{691D8246-53FF-46F9-867B-C6D323F3CB6C}]
"DisplayName"="'Spycheck AntiSpyware'"
"Language"="0"
"Version"="50397185"
"WindowsInstaller"="1"
"VersionMinor"="1"
"VersionMajor"="3"
"URLUpdateInfo"=""
"URLInfoAbout"="'http://www.spycheck.co.uk'"
"UninstallString"="MsiExec.exe /I{691D8246-53FF-46F9-867B-C6D323F3CB6C}."
"EstimatedSize"="16188"
"Size"=""
"Readme"=""
"Publisher"="'Your Company Name'"
"ModifyPath"="MsiExec.exe /I{691D8246-53FF-46F9-867B-C6D323F3CB6C}."
"InstallSource"="'C:\DOCUME~1\METALL~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\{19DEBD7F-EF9B-4597-AE65-4052BB199310}\'"
"InstallLocation"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\'"
"InstallDate"="'20100613'"
"HelpTelephone"=""
"HelpLink"=""
"DisplayVersion"="'3.1.1.1125'"
"Contact"=""
"Comments"=""
"AuthorizedCDFPrefix"=""

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4192

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

6/13/2010 11:47:29 AM
mbam-log-2010-06-13 (11-47-29).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 109943
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 35 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 3
Folders Infected: 4
Files Infected: 13

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\spycheck.exe (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\6428D196FF359F6468B76C3D323FBCC6 (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\6428D196FF359F6468B76C3D323FBCC6 (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{691D8246-53FF-46F9-867B-C6D323F3CB6C} (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs\C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\spycheck.exe (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Spycheck (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\spycheck.exe (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\fasdata1.dat (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\fasdata2.dat (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\fasdata3.dat (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\fasdata4.dat (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\fasdata5.dat (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\fasdata6.dat (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\fasdata7.dat (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\fasdata8.dat (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\lastscan.txt (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\licencia.txt (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\My Documents\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\versiondb.txt (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Spycheck\Spycheck AntiSpyware\NewShortcut1.lnk (Rogue.SpycheckAntiSpyware) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.

We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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