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#1 VirusHunter

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 07:31 PM

Hi,

I found this entry using A-squared. This is in the registry under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/App Paths/SpywareQuaked.exe".

I went to the key myself using regedit and didn't see anything of the sort listed under that key. Apart from the registry entry, there are no traces of this "SpywareQuake" on my machine.

Everytime I delete it via A-squared and rescan, it pops up again. I went into safe mode and got the same result.

How can I remove it without it coming back?

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:06 PM

If you manually checked the registry with regedit and did not find that entry, then I'd say its probably just a false positive by a-squared.
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Posted 16 March 2007 - 08:13 PM

In the link below is the removal instructions for SpywareQuake. I also copied what you would see in the Add/Remove program and a Hijack This scan log. Up to you whether or not you want to go thru the instructions. Have you scanned with another program such as Super Antispyware?
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

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Symptoms in a HijackThis Log:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpywareQuake] C:\Program Files\SpywareQuake\SpywareQuake.exe /h
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyQuake2.com] C:\Program Files\SpyQuake2.com\Spy-Quake2.exe /h

Add/Remove Programs control panel entry:

SpywareQuake
SpyQuake2.com 2.3
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Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:15 AM

Sorry about my late reply, I forgot to subscribe to this topic.

I doubled checked A2 and now it's coming up empty so I guess everything is all set for now. I scanned with Ad-Aware and Spybot and both came up clean so it probably was just a false positive. I just came off this nasty infection so I'm a little jumpy.

Thank you.

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 06:16 AM

Your welcome.

To protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for infection, read:
"Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe".
"The Ten Most Dangerous Things Users Do Online".
"Seven ways to keep your search history private".
"How did I get infected?, With steps so it does not happen again!".
"Secure Your Home Computer - A guide for online users".
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