Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:700,086 Last Update:March 16, 12:51


Thank you for your excellent program and your even more excellent support in helping me rid my computer of some nasty malware.

Even though problem took a while to uncover, It was a pleasure to work with you. I felt as though you were right there with me with timely and personal support. I was really impressed.

Great job! I will certainly recommend Exterminate It to others.

Thanks again,

Howard B.
Jan 4, 08:01 pm

Why Exterminate It! Detected as Malware

Recently we discovered that Exterminate It! being detected by several antivirus / firewall products as Trojan-GameThief.Win32.Taworm.zt.

We received many complaints from our customers regarding this issue. Kaspersky, F-Secure and Zone Alarm are detecting us as trojan and blocking Exterminate It! execution.

We have contacted Kaspersky Virus Analyst Team and here is their response:


Sorry, it was a false detection. It will be fixed in the next update.

Thank you for your help.

Regards, Vladislav Pintiysky
Virus Analyst

We would like to thank Kaspersky Analyst Team for fast reaction. Shortly Exterminate It! will be removed from their detection – stay updated.

False Positives happen very often in antimalware industry.
We inform companies that develop antimalware/antivirus software about these Exterminate It! False Detections.

If you found such False Positive Detection please let us know what antimalware/antivirus software you are using (specify the exact version and edition of the product).

Otherwise you can contact antimalware company by yourself. It would be great if you would describe your Exterminate It! – related experience in this message.

Some companies provide no-reaction to False Positives Inquiries. By this reaction you can understand the reasonability of using such antimalware products if their malware database actuality and cleanness are not maintained.

We would like to note that in Exterminate It! history our antimalware product erroneously being detected as “malware” (False Positive) by the following products under different names:

  • Kaspersky (Trojan-GameThief.Win32.Taworm.zt)
  • Zone Alarm (powered by Kaspersky) HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic
  • Avira (SPR/Fake.Exter.2)
  • Jiangmin (TrojanDownloader.Delf.dwh)
  • AntiVir (SPR/Fake.Exter.2)
  • McAfee-GW-Edition (Riskware.Fake.Exter.2)
  • CAT-QuickHeal (Trojan.Agent.ATV)
  • AntiVir (SPR/Fake.Exter.2)
  • eSafe (Win32.SPRFake.Exter)

Here are few examples of such detections on VirusTotal service:

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We guarantee that our software contains no malicious code. It is an entirely antimalware solution without any illegitimate functionality.

Here is 100% clean report from SoftPedia

As a temporary solution, you can disable any other antimalware software installed on your computer and report the incorrect detection/removal to the developers of these applications.

Also, you can add the Exterminate It! installation folder to the Ignore list (if this is supported by your antimalware suite)