Know Your Malware: SpyAxe Removal

SpyAxe is a trojan, which displays one or two icons in the system tray. These icons show a message saying that the compromised system is infected with spyware parasites and asking the user to download and install an anti-spyware program, which actually is the infamous SpyAxe, corrupt illegally distributed spyware remover. Once the user clicks on such message, the trojan opens the anti-spyware's official web site. It may also try to download the application automatically. SpyAxe may also change the desktop background. The trojan automatically runs on every Windows startup.

Related files: mscornet.exe, mssearchnet.exe, nvctrl.exe, spyaxe.exe, svchosts.dll

SpyAxe properties:
Connects itself to the internet
Hides from the user
Stays resident in background
Remove SpyAxe, removal instructions

Also checkout How To Remove Spyaxe And Svchosts.dll

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 2nd December 2005 8:50PM