Monday, February 12, 2007

SpyCrush Is Another Fake Antispyware Program

I've been busy with real life and haven't posted much over the last few months, but the bad guys have been busy. SpyCrush is the latest in the line of fake spyware removal programs that try to trick you into buying it. The same people who make the program are the ones who put the spyware on your computer. Other programs like this include SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, SpySheriff and many others.

Besides the pop up warnings and other advertising trying to get you to buy it, you'll see this line in a Hijackthis log:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpyCrush] C:\Program Files\SpyCrush\SpyCrush.exe

Smitfraudfix has been updated to remove this pest, so you can use the removal instructions here. Alternative fix is posted at Bleeping Computer. Information about and how the program SpyCrush resembles and older rogue VirusBurst located at Security Cadets.