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Rogue Antispyware Program, Spyfalcon, Morphes To Avoid Removal.


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 11:51 AM

Spyfalcon has morphed to use a new file to act as the infector/fake task bar alerter.Spyfalcon is a rogue antispyware app that gets installed on your computer without your knowledge and issues fake security alerts. There has been a long run of these types of programs created by the same developer such as SpywareStrike and Spyaxe. Certain sites and programs will install, without your knowledge, a small file which automatically runs when Windows starts. Once installed this program will issue fake taskbar alerts, which look like Windows Security alerts, stating that you are infected with various viruses and advising you to click on the icon to remove them. Once you click on the icon Spyfalcon will start, or download/install if it is the first time you clicked on it, and start scanning your computer. The program then proceeds to find malware that does not exist on your computer. It then uses these notifications to scare you into buying its software. If you get infected with this rogue antispyware app, please do not be fooled into buying it. Instead use the instructions in the link below to remove the software.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:23 PM

Today was my first time to bleepingcomputer.com. I had spyfalcon in my computer and your instructions worked fine! I do thank you. You're in my favorites now.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 03:37 PM

Man, Bill Gates and Microsoft will sue Lindows for using the term "Windows" in the "Lindows" operating system, but I haven't heard anything about them going after the morons who make programs like Spyfalcon that cause pop ups imitating (nearly identical) to those of Windows itself. I'd like to see malware of all sorts be illegal. I'd also like to see a law passed making it illegal to install anything on your computer without your consent. Of course, all that will happen is that the companies that make these spyfalcon type programs will just install it from a server/computer in a different country. Ugh....I hate malware and everything of the sort!!!!! :thumbsup:
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 09:51 AM

Today was my first time my cpu was affected by spyfalcon. Thanks to this site i was able to solve the problem. Instruction was very well explain and Again THANKS ALOT!!

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 07:01 PM

i used this program today and it took spyfalcon away .Before i used this program i tried everything from going into control panel (and removing it with add and remove )into my computer c drive programs and removing it . Nothing was working. This program works !











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Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:14 AM

I used a program here to remove spyfalcon and it did the trick ,but I still get alerts that pop up telling me that my computer is infected with viruses. I have downloades ad ware and do constant scans on my computer.Ad ware keeps finding trash and eliminates it .Also i can't get my homepage back to the original page i always use . Have you another suggestion for me


thankyou Radisson

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 07:13 AM

I used a program here to remove spyfalcon and it did the trick ,but I still get alerts that pop up telling me that my computer is infected with viruses. I have downloades ad ware and do constant scans on my computer.Ad ware keeps finding trash and eliminates it .Also i can't get my homepage back to the original page i always use . Have you another suggestion for me


thankyou Radisson



Hi Radisson,

It sounds like you've been hijacked, and that you also have reinstalling malware.

Try posting a Hijackthis log in this forum area HERE. Be sure to read this post HERE on how to prep to post a HJT log. The folks in this area top notch, and will help you out with your problems.
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 07:43 PM

Alright, what the hell is going on with the world these days. Why isn't this SpyFalcon company shut down? What can I do to stop companies from downloading their crap onto my computer? Please tell me! I want to file a lawsuit against these people. All this is so ridiculous. Can anyone at bleepingcomputer tell me how I can help to put a stop to all this?
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Posted 18 March 2006 - 11:33 PM

The sad reality is that most of the rogue antispyware apps are hosted out of the country in unregulated countries like the Ukraine. Our government really does not have the ability to prosecute these types of companies.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:34 PM

Hello all. This is an excellent site. I was infected with Spy Falcon yesterday, despite running (daily & updates for) the full Zonealarm suite and Lavasoft's Adaware. Could not get rid of it - no matter what. Removed the program but kept getting the virus messages and kept getting reinstalled with some kind of porn downloader link on the desktop "Access membership" or something like that. Tried other forums' advice but this did not do the trick. I found this site through google and tried the advice. Wow! It worked with no problems!! Thank you guys soooo much. Will recommend to all family, friends and colleagues.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:05 PM

I made a post somewhere else on this site already about spyfalcon. I don't know what to do. I have NEVER had anything like this happen before so I was beside myself and didn't think to research first...I was in need of a cure...so i downloaded and purchased the product.

What is going to happen. I feel like a complete tool for doing this...are they going to clean my bank account out. I am so scared right now. I am beside myself. Bordering on crying because it was the company account used to purchase the software for a company computer.

OMG! what did I do?!?!?

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:30 PM

From what I understand they do nothing more than charge your card. They dont steal money or other nefarious acts. Follow the steps to remove it to be safe though.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:40 PM

It's horrible that the bastard creators of this spyware can get away with it. I can't believe I fell for it. I thought I had serious computer issues and then the window's update icon kept telling me that I had a virus and that software was downloaded automatically...I didn't even think twice, I just needed my computer operational. I sure hope they don't do anything funny with the bank account information. I am just beside myself.

Thanks for your input, Grinler.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 02:50 PM

If I was you I would contact your credit card company and immediately dispute the information. That will also alert them to the fraud and they should monitor the account for you.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 10:06 AM

I've used your suggestions to remove Spyfalcon and it worked fine. Thanks very much.




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