I have fake anti spy ware called Antispyware shield 2.1. HELP I cant get rid of it?

Can any one give me the solution to getting rid?


Ive tried control panel and add remove programmes but it comes straight back. Ive also tried Norton but it finds nothing.

9 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    AntiSpywareShield is a new Zlob promoted rogue\suspect antispyware designed to generate exaggarated reports about security risks. The purpouse of this reports is to sell this useless program. AntiSpywareShield is a clone of Dr.Antispy and MalwareBurn but have more shortcomings. It can slow computers perfomance. download malware, hijack browser and do other troubles with your computer, operating system and personal data.

    Try this manual removal instructions:

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    some off the fake spyware can be very difficult to remove I have had the problem and I DID A COMPLETE REINSTALLTION IN SOME CASES THIS this is the only way I know it takes a couple of hours but the added bonus is you have a completely clean computer just remember to bak up any data you dont want to lose. most of the commercial software for this type of infection are completely useless and never ever solve the problem completely

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  • Mike M
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    If you don't have an anti-virus installed, try this:

    Always Update program before scanning.




    The programs below are for spywares- use all 3 and remove all they find. These you will use one at a time.

    When one finishes - remove what is found and close it. Then open another one and begin a new scan...until you have scanned with all scanners...removing all found items.

    They are needed, but, only they only run when you start them.

    Always click the button to UPDATE before starting the scan.

    SuperAntispyware here:


    Ad-Aware 2007 here:


    SpyBot Search & Destory here:



    Use protection,

    your computer will thank you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I addition to Mike M's answer...once you have installed spybot or whatever...re start your pc in safe mode and scan then.

    It might be a good idea to stop system restore as well...and put it back on once you have completed your scan and remove and re-started in normal mode.

    For those who have never tried this method of removal.....

    Safe mode can be entered by pressing F8 as the pc is starting up.....you'll get a few options...but the one you'll need is "safe mode without networking"..then windows starts in "chunky" graphics...and off line too so that whatever virus is there can't connect to the net to re-install itself.

    hope this helps....it works for a prog called spy-doctor which i've been told is the exact same prog...just under another name.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    These programs usually install themselves onto your PC without your permission.

    They will show fake system alerts or fake security alerts to trick user to buy the Paid Version.

    Ad-Aware, Spybot and SuperAntiSpyware are the programs I currently use to eliminate popups, spyware, and adware from my computer. They are well-written, and do not add popups or ads themselves.

    SuperAntiSpyware (free)


    (SuperAntiSpyware includes 'homepage hijack protection' that'll stop your homepage being changed without your knowledge or consent).

    Spybot S&D (free)


    Ad-aware SE Personal (free)


    Check for updates before performing a full system scan.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You may want to check this out about it:


    Install - update definitions - full scan:

    a-squared trojan remover (Free Working Version for life and Proactive Premium Version)


    a-squared (a-squared) is a complementary product to antivirus software and desktop firewalls on MS Windows computers. Antivirus software specializes in detecting classic viruses. Many available products have weaknesses in detecting other malicious software (Malware) like Trojans, Dialers, Worms and Spyware (Adware). a-squared fills the gap that malware writers exploit. Automatic updates: In a-squared Free the updater must be run manually. The auto-update feature of a-squared Personal checks hourly for new available updates and installs them automatically. a-squared Free is freeware! You can download and use it completely for free. You are also allowed to distribute it to third parties. To be able to use it, you only must set up a free a-squared Account, to get access to the update server.

    Microsoft AntiSpyware is now Windows Defender

    [working-freeware from Microsoft]


    Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected, and a new streamlined interface that minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.

    Trend Micro RootkitBuster (popular) [working-freeware]


    Trend Micro RootkitBuster is a rootkit scanner that offers ability to scan for drivers, registry entries, processes, hidden files and hooked system service. Trend Micro RootkitBuster also includes the cleaning capability for hidden files and registry entries. License: Freeware / OS: Windows All

    AVG Anti-Rootkit Free [working-freeware]


    AVG Anti-Rootkit Free is a powerful tool with state-of-the-art technology for the detection and removal of rootkits.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Boot into Safe Mode.

    or Go to RUN>>type msconfig..then click the startup tab>> look for annything to do with the antisp......and uncheck it.restart and see if you can get it out.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ive had the same problem and found that system restore does the trick every time

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  • 1 decade ago

    Click start > then click control panel > then click add or remove programs> wait for the list ot load up then find the Antispyware shield and delete it. Your welcome.

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