SpyLocked Spyware is the Latest SmitFraud Variant

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  • Written on: April 10th, 2007

After a quiet spell from the makers of the SmitFraud spyware family, a new variant called SpyLocked has started infecting computers across the Internet.

The infection method for SpyLocked is similar, but there are rumors that the Trojan used to spread the spyware may be exploiting the Animated Cursor Vulnerability to infect and reinfect its victims.

The SpyLocked infection displays a large pop-up when you start your computer as well as repeated alerts as you use your computer that appear to come from the Windows Security Center.

The alerts tell the user that their computer is infected with spyware and that the only way to remove the spyware is to buy the commercial version of SpyLocked. In reality, SpyLocked is the infection and it is what needs to be removed.

Schrock Innovations has posted a Complete SpyLocked Removal Tutorial that does not require you to buy any additional products or services.

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