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Spywarequake, The Latest Rogue Antispyware Program.


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:05 PM

Our "friends", the makers of SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, Spyaxe, etc have released their latest iteration of rogue antispyware applications called SpywareQuake.SpywareQuake is a rogue antispyware program that gets installed on your computer via a Trojan that issues fake security alerts and downloads/installs the SpywareQuake software. This program is hoping to scare the infected users into purchasing the full commercial version for $49.95. The reality is that there is no need to purchase this software as its warning are all fake and this is simply a scam. 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 26 March 2006 - 02:31 PM

Hi ,
I am following the "how to remove spywarequake" and when i get to step # 15... "Open the smitrem folder on your desktop" I have trouble moving the view around to click the smitRem folder on my desktop. I have tried to move the folder around before i go into safe mode as it seems i am only looking at the top left of desktop, but that does not help Can you help.

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 03:43 PM

Not sure what you mean by moving the view around?

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Posted 26 March 2006 - 04:41 PM

Are this programs, if left alone, simply a nuisance or can they hijack your computer or steal information from any secure sites such as on line banking or stock trading programs?

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 01:15 PM

They tend to just be scamware trying to scare you into paying for a commercial version when there is no need to buy one.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 05:45 PM

I followed the instructions on this site, for removing Spyfalcon (a few days ago) and then Spywarequake (yesterday). My computer seems back to normal but i'm not holding my breath. Thank you for the advice so far.

Now i want to be more proactive in protecting against this risk. I want to update windows but fear that my browser (IE) is being hijacked. When i try to visit what i assume is the MS site (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com), there seem to be a series of re-routes, ending in http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/...t.aspx?ln=en-us

Sorry for the naivity of this question but does this look like the place to update XP ?

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:11 PM

I followed the instructions on this site, for removing Spyfalcon (a few days ago) and then Spywarequake (yesterday). My computer seems back to normal but i'm not holding my breath. Thank you for the advice so far.

Now i want to be more proactive in protecting against this risk. I want to update windows but fear that my browser (IE) is being hijacked. When i try to visit what i assume is the MS site (http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com), there seem to be a series of re-routes, ending in http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/...t.aspx?ln=en-us

Sorry for the naivity of this question but does this look like the place to update XP ?


Hello kyp, Yes that is the correct link. Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/...t.aspx?ln=en-us
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:33 PM

Thank you

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:42 PM

Hi, you're welcome..
Here's a bit more info on staying secure

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/1628/simple-steps-to-keep-your-computer-secure/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/841/best-practices-pc-worlds-avoid-viruses-scams/

good luck :thumbsup:

Edited by boopme, 27 March 2006 - 08:42 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 08:52 PM

Mcafee has added spywarequake to its files and it seems that it has cleaned it from my computer. As everyone else I will just have to wait and see. Maybe I will be able to have my bank reopen my online banking access. I asked them to close it just in case.

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 07:28 PM

Thank you SO much for providing this. SpywareQuake totally snuck up on me, but I got it removed in under twenty minutes. The creators of these tools rock.

Thanks again!

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 08:14 PM

Glad it all worked out. Thank Grinler (the Site Admin.) for those tools. He has written so many great ones.
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Posted 29 March 2006 - 08:37 AM

Used your "removal tools" with great success - many thanks.
Keep up the good work - if it wasn't for folks like you, I don't know where us "amatuers" would be.
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 02:56 PM

What ^^^^HE^^^^ said!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 03:24 AM

Got SpywareQuake , did a google search, came here, read simple instructions, got rid of problem, easy as...
many thanks.

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