This article describes
what Spyware Quake is and also offers how to remove Spyware Quake
from your computer manually.
is a rogue software application
that masquerades as a legitimate program, when, in fact, it is not.
Spyware Quake gives the appearance that it is a safe program for the
removal of spyware. However, Spyware Quake is actually a Trojan that
is installed without the computer user’s permission. It will attempt
to get the computer user to purchase Spyware Quake for use as a
Spyware Quake is capable of redirecting the web browser to
various websites that are malicious in nature. It will generate pop
ups that are designed to encourage you to purchase Spyware Quake to
remove the threats to your computer security and safety or system
alerts that are falsely given in the pop ups. Moreover, it will most
likely reset your home page on Internet Explorer.
You may see an icon for this application in your systems tray.
Additionally, a message generated through the Windows system tray
may warn you that your computer is infected. The message will
include references to virus activity and a critical system failure.
You will be prompted to click to download the appropriate software
to remove the threat in an attempt to get you to purchase the
Spyware Quake program.
Removal of Spyware Quake can be as simple as using a removal tool
that you have downloaded to your computer or completing a manual
removal by using the add/remove programs already installed on your
computer. If you are an inexperienced computer user, you may want to
consider reading up on the removal process of Spyware Quake prior to
attempting the task. The possibility exists that you may damage your
computer if you do not remove the spyware correctly.
To remove the Spyware Quake Program manually follow these
For Windows 95,98, 2000, Me, NT, and XP in the classic view:
the “add/remove programs” icon in the control panel window to
the Spyware Quake program in the list of entries.
Click on the
phrase, Spyware Quake or SpyQuake2.com.2.3 to select it.
Click on the
button that will remove it, either “add/remove” or
prompts that are given to remove Spyware Quake.
add/remove programs icon and check to see if Spyware Quake has
been removed from the list of currently installed programs.
should run an anti-spyware application if you have one
If you are using
Windows XP in the default XP view, you will go directly from start
to control panel. The remaining steps for removal will be the same
as those listed above.
It is in the best interest pf computer users to download and make
use of a good anti-spyware program on a regular basis to protect
their computer from insidious viruses. The best way to remove
spyware is to detect it as soon as possible and to remove it as
quickly as possible.
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