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Alias: SpywareQuake, Spyware Quake
Description: SpywareQuake (Spyware Quake) is a ransomware anti-spyware product that is secretly installed by the Zlob Trojan. Other trojans are also known to install SpywareQuake. SpywareQuake - or the trojan that installs it - starts generating warning messages (similar to the ones shown below) to try and force users into purchasing the full version of SpywareQuake in order to have the alledged infections removed.
Once installed, SpywareQuake generates messages similar to the ones shown below:
Hijacker - A Hijacker is a software application that takes control of your browser's settings. Usually it changes your home page and redirects it to some unknown site or modifies your search settings. It prevents you from changing back your browser's settings. An infected browser usually operates much slower.
Ransomware - Ransomware is a software application that infects a computer and asks for money to have the infection removed.
Trojan - A Trojans or Trojan Horse is any programs that installs itself secretly normally via malware programs, quite often with sinister intent. Once installed, the trojan author (hacker) can gain complete control of the infected PC. Trojans are usually designed to steal sensitive information and/or destroy the system. Trojans can be distributed as unsolicited email attachments, or bundled with freeware and shareware programs.
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes SpywareQuake: Yes
Threat risk: Very High Risk
Extremely dangerous malware. Uses stealth installation, randomly named entries and has the capability to self update or resurrect after incomplete removal. Almost impossible to remove manually. Category mostly consists of trojans and spyware.
Pop up balloon warning messages claiming that your PC is infected.
Automatic installation of SpywareQuake.
Presence of stickrep.dll in system32 folder.
Hijacked homepage to some obscure 'security' webpage.
Flashing icons appear in the system tray.
Running Process Signatures:
Registered Dll (Dynamic Link Library) Signatures:
SpyNoMore Collected Residual File Signatures: