Misleading Applications continue to rise and here’s another one you should be aware of. LiveAntispy is a misleading application that reports false scan alerts. LiveAntispy is typically first encountered when visiting web sites that try to lure you to download a free version of its software. Once a user downloads and runs a scan, it falsely reports errors on the computer. The program than tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license to remove the false errors. This program is similar to DrProtection. Do not purchase this fraudulent software!

Name: LiveAntispy
Version: 2.1
Publisher: LiveAntispy
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Behavior: The program must be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.


How to Remove LiveAntispy
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

  1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

If you do not have Norton Antivirus, you can download a free copy of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to remove this software.