New variant of SpywareQuake

SpywareQuake, the infamous trojan that downloads and installs the same named corrupt spyware remover has got a brand new variant.

The latest parasite version works in the same manner as the original. It displays a system tray icon that shows a message saying 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 Spyware Quake. 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 two current SpywareQuake 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 SpywareQuake manual removal instructions.

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