March 26, 2008

About suspicious application AntispySpider & removal tips

AntispySpider is a suspicious application which was published by PrivSoft Inc.The program may give overstated reports of threats on the computer. This program might be installed manually.

Systems Affected: All Windows

Source: Symantec

How to remove AntispySpider ?

1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP)

If you are using Windows XP or Windows ME, You must disable or turn off System Restore before Virus scan because the _Restore folder is protected by default. Antivirus cannot remove virus or any malicious files inside _Restore folder. Windows prevents outside programs,including antivirus programs, from modifying System Restore. The System Restore feature is not designed to detect or scan for virus infections or virus activity.
How to disable System Restore ?

2. Update computer anti virus software with latest virus definitions.

Almost all anti virus software have an latest virus definition update feature. Latest Virus definition contains details of information related to latest virus.

3. Restart your system in safe-mode.

An operating system in safe mode will have reduced functionality, but the task of isolating problems is easier because many non-core components are disabled (turned off). An installation that will only boot into its safe mode typically has a major problem, such as disk corruption or the installation of poorly configured software that prevents the operating system from successfully booting into its normal operating mode.
How to start your system in safe-mode ?

5. Run a full system virus scan using your updated anti virus program.

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