Know Your Malware: SpywareStrike Removal

SpywareStrike is a trojan that displays an icon in the system tray. This icons shows a message, which says that the compromised computer is infected with dangerous spyware parasites and asks the user to download and install an anti-malware program, which actually is SpywareStrike, corrupt illegaly distributed spyware remover. Once the user clicks on such message, the trojan opens the official web site of SpywareStrike.

It may also try to download the application. The trojan is able to change the Internet Explorer default home page and redirect the web browser to malicious web sites. SpywareStrike automatically runs on every Windows startup.

The SpywareStrike spyware remover is a clone of the infamous SpyAxe, another corrupt illegaly distributed product.

Related files: mssearchnet.exe, nvctrl.exe, spywarestrike.exe, hp[X].tmp

SpywareStrike properties:
Shows commercial adverts
Connects itself to the internet
Hides from the user
Stays resident in background Remove SpywareStrike, removal instructions

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 6th January 2006 9:03PM