Published Sep 12, 2006 | Updated Jul 11, 2017


Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win32.TrojanDownloader.IEDefender (Ad-Aware) MagicAntiSpy (Sunbelt Software) Adware.SpySheriff (Symantec) SpyShredder (Symantec) IEDefender (other) Malware Destructor (other) SpySheriff (other) SpyShredder (other) Zinaps7 (other) Zinaps 2008 (other) BraveSentry (other) DiaRemover (other) MalwareAlarm (other) Mr. Antispy (other) PestTrap (other) PestWiper (other) SpyTrooper (other) SpyDemolisher (other) SpyMarshal (other)


SpySheriff may be installed without user consent, and may then display a dialog box suggesting malware has been found, and prompting the user to buy software to remove the malware that doesn't exist. SpySheriff may download and install program updates without notifying the user.

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may be installed on your computer, run a full-system scan with an appropriate, up-to-date, security solution. The following Microsoft products detect and remove this threat:

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