What is AntiSpy.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AntiSpy.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AntiSpy.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AntiSpy
AntiSpy.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as - Detects and removes Spyware, Trojans, Adware, Keyloggers belongs to software by Neuber Software (

Description: AntiSpy.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AntiSpy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files or in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder—typically C:\Program Files\Omniquad AntiSpy\ or C:\Program Files\Anti-Spy.Info\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 589,128 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 584,520 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. AntiSpy.exe is not a Windows system file. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. AntiSpy.exe is a Verisign signed file. AntiSpy.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If any problems with Anti-Spy.Info occur, you can do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AntiSpy.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example TROJ_GEN.R01TC0DK115 (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the AntiSpy.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Detects and removes Spyware, Trojans, Adware, Keyloggers
  Alex   (further information)
used to remove process's etc.. and i bet ur usin it now O_o
included in some program cracks. issues tcp requests to varius pay per click sites, especially russian; size 15kb; located in windows/system32/
I think it's a spyware. its trying to connect on a mail server .ru and another one that I by mistake missed... One IP that is accessed by this one is
Antispy.exe is an essential startup file for the Antispyware program that is incorporated into the security portion of the Comcast toolbar. It detects spyware, adware, keyloggers, trojans etc. It is perfectly safe.
  Keith F. Smith   (further information)
It is part of Comcast's Toolbar. doubt is is "harm-ware", especially if you have downloaded Comcast's Toolbar
It is a virus designed to force the person with the infected computer to pay $65US for an application that removes the virus. As of 20100820 The process runs as antispy.exe but no file exist of that name. This is an oversight by microsoft in it's design of processes, they should run under the same name that they appear in explorer.
  Vegas V  
Causes repetitive explorer.exe crashes
it blocks all programs and browsers from accessing the internet
My boss clicked on a web site and antispy.exe was installed. It bricked her computer. I let it run till it consumed all memory and was then able to kill it.
  George Bowman  
I found 'antispy.exe' located in the 'Application Data'-folder of the user (c:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\). It blocked Taskmanager, CMD and Regedit. Therefore it was definitely malware.
It is Fake Alert. Remove it immediately!
A file entitled "Antispy.exe" was somehow downloaded to my computer, and it pops us a window that says "your computer is infected with a virus", asking you to launch it's program; it won't allow you to close the window, or even cntrl alt delete to get taskmanager to stop it's process. Instead, what it does is lock you out of being able to launch programs, including IE. Do not download it, it is a virus.
Since I installed it and more recently removed it has caused major CPU settings problems and each time I attempt to shut down my pc error msg "access violation @ address 00423B70 in module 'ComcastAntispy.exe write address 0000000D
comcast anti spyware
it keeps me from loggin off, says something is still open, when I cancl log off and go back there is error access violation at address 00423D78 in module comcastantispy.exe. Write of address 0000000 D
  peggy naughton  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AntiSpy.exe: based on 20 votes with 17 user comments. 5 users think AntiSpy.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 9 users think AntiSpy.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade AntiSpy.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving AntiSpy issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AntiSpy. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AntiSpy.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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