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    Angry Beware of Spydawn
    Don't you just love scumbags who implant malicious spyware and then offer to sell you a program to remove it? SPYDAWN
    maliciously infected my puter with 17 (found) "critical" spyware elements. The infection resulted from an e-mail sent to me through one of my sites. One is a flashing icon in my toolbar (which I cannot find to remove) From this "system alert" icon I continually receive pop-ups that informs me that I should pay the crooks to remove their malware.
    If anyone has knowledge of SPYDAWN please inform me what file to look for in order to rid me of their flashing icon.
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    I should have included, in my thread, that it is very likely that the malware and trojans were sent to me by an affiliate of SPYDAWN, and not directly from SPYDAWN, but the remaining flashing icon and constant pop-ups are very sophisticated and most likely of SPYDAWN design.
    Terrie
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    Spydawn or one of their affiliates = same crap.
    from SpywareGuide, Facetime Security lab
    "These are usually anti-spyware or security software applications that use either various forms of deception and/or unethical means or show a history of negligent false positives to goad the end user to make a purchase.
    In some cases these applications maybe downloaded with some form of unwanted software at which point the rogue application is offered to the customer as a way to remove the unwanted software.
    Comment: This is a rogue anti-spyware application. Can be installed without users consent. "

    I don't know if it will help you to get rid of your flashing icon.
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How_t...n-t148830.html

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    Angry OMG Zeus
    This seems sooo incredible. The link you provided to the free spyware removal site, then linked me to a huge porn site. What flashing icon were you referring too? LOL








    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus
    Spydawn or one of their affiliates = same crap.
    from SpywareGuide, Facetime Security lab
    "These are usually anti-spyware or security software applications that use either various forms of deception and/or unethical means or show a history of negligent false positives to goad the end user to make a purchase.
    In some cases these applications maybe downloaded with some form of unwanted software at which point the rogue application is offered to the customer as a way to remove the unwanted software.
    Comment: This is a rogue anti-spyware application. Can be installed without users consent. "

    I don't know if it will help you to get rid of your flashing icon.
    http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/How_t...n-t148830.html
    Terrie
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    geekstogo.com is a clean site. No links to porn sites. Either Spydawn is doing one of their tricks or your PC is infested with more spyware.

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    Angry They are phishing too!!!
    Receiving pop-ups every 5 minutes from SPYDAWN. Only way I could find to contact them was an e-mail link to their affiliate manager. This link opened a very curious (phishing) request for me to enter my yahoo ID and password, plus a request for me to set up a new yahoo ID and password that I could use from other computer (and thereby infrect them as well)
    These are really bad people
    Terrie
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    Thank you zeus, that was my first reaction too.
    Terrie
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    Don't forget to tell your story to http://stopbadware.org/home/story
    They are linked to Google and a warning will appear if you search for SPYDAWN. It's not the case now.

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    Killed SPYDAWN
    Was using ADAWARE to sweep the parasites out. I then used Netscapes adware program and it searched 4 times as many files, including the SPYDAWN and booted it out of my puter. TY Netscape!

    Also TY Zeus. I submitted my story.
    Last edited by phantomcat; March 19th, 2007 at 08:25 PM. Reason: add copy
    Terrie
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