Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Rogue
Platform: W32
Aliases: Rogue:​W32/DrAntiSpy, Rogue:​W32/DrAntiSpy, Adware.DrAntispy.A Rogue:W32/DrAntiSpy FraudTool.Win32.DrAntispy


Dishonest antivirus software which tricks users into buying or installing it, usually by infecting a user's computer, or by pretending the computer is infected.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


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Technical Details

This family is the detection for the DrAntiSpy rogue antispyware programs. As with most rogueware, DrAntiSpy will display fake or exaggerated scanning results to scare the user into buying a license to use the program.


During installation, the DrAntiSpy family displays a generic end user license agreement (EULA), as seen in this representative example:

If user accepts the EULA by clicking on the appropriate button, the installer downloads and installs the rogueware on the system. The files are installed at:

  • C:\Program Files\DrAntispy


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