New variant of SpyFalcon

Yet another infamous trojan has been updated a few days ago. A new variant of SpyFalcon, the parasite that downloads and installs the same named corrupt anti-spyware program, is in the wild.

The latest version does not differ from the original. It works in exactly the same manner displaying a system tray icon that shows a fake message stating that the compromised computer is infected with dangerous spyware parasites and asking the user to download and install a removal program. Once the user clicks on that message, the trojan opens a web site distributing Spy Falcon. It may also try to download the application, change the Internet Explorer default home page and redirect the web browser to malicious web sites.

The only difference between new and old SpyFalcon variants is the files that they install and use. Deleting files of the older variant will not remove the new infection! That’s why we highly recommend using updated SpyFalcon manual removal instructions.

  1. Michael says:
    April 28th, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    I registered Webroot for $30, tried everything i know, and it seems i have removed most of the files involved, yet the icon still remains and It is still installing trojans into the computer. Very frustrating.

  2. Anonymous says:
    April 29th, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    Yes, it is, WTF

  3. Matt says:
    May 5th, 2006 at 11:51 am

    Check for file:
    You will have to send it to a shredder in safe mode. It will delete what it can and the rest on restart. Worked for me.

  4. Matt says:
    May 5th, 2006 at 11:52 am

    That is
    sorry for the typo

  5. TimS says:
    May 6th, 2006 at 5:16 pm


    Much apprecaited and did the trick for me as well.

  6. Al says:
    May 8th, 2006 at 10:46 am

    Shredder? what exactly is a shredder and where can i get it?

  7. Danny says:
    May 10th, 2006 at 11:49 am

    I got the Spyfalcon trojan on monday (may the 8th)
    I managed to get rid of it, but this sucking icon on my task board is still remaining and unable to kill. Got any good methods for me to kill it ?

    thx, Danny

  8. Mario says:
    May 15th, 2006 at 12:26 am

    I managed to remove the system tray thing but I still get the other symptoms, like the browser bs. I still get redirected to their lame site. This is BS sick of this crap what did I do to deserve being affected mentally and emotionally thanks to this trojan??

  9. Brad says:
    May 17th, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    Picked up spyfalcon on May 17th. Same symtoms previously stated. Red blinking icon in lower tray that I can’t get rid of. Pop up window appears and wants me tompay for anti spyware solution…bs! Tried control panel removal, spysubtract basis ( thinking about upgrading to pro to rid problem…? any one know if it will work?

    Need help please!

  10. hai says:
    May 18th, 2006 at 2:12 am

  11. Michael says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:35 am

    i have the same problem as well spyfalcon started on may 16th and still cant remove it. i removed everything exept the damn nub “Your computer is infected!” pop-up

    i hate these trojans

  12. Penny says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 7:23 am

    Same problem here. Got the trojan on 17th MAy (when I wasn’t even here!!) removed everything except that damned popup in the sys traydoing my head in !!!!!!!!

  13. St?¸vern says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 4:22 am

    If you can, use the sytem restore in win xp, it worked for me. i rolled back 2 days and are now living happely.

    None of the removalinstruction i have found worked.

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