AntiSpyStorm: Let The Wind Blow This Back Out The Door
AntiSpyStorm is another rogue anti-spyware program and not only does this one have one annoying version, it seems to have two: and older version which was first reported in July or 2007 and the updated 2008 version. By now you probably know the source of infection drill. Spam mail, Trojan viruses – specifically Zlob – and web browser security issues are all the ways AntiSpyStorm downloads itself onto your computer. According to some frustrated infection cases, it’s more than just a pain in the behind to get back off
How does AntiSpyStorm affect my computer?
AntiSpyStorm bring up a storm of pop ups on your computer to the point where your may be working two mice to get rid of them. This happens as soon as the download has finished. In addition to the pop ups – which can come from all over the Internet – you will get the standard fake security notice telling you that your computer is affected with viruses and spyware, most of which are false.
Here is where this program gets you. As soon as click on the pop-ups to close them, AntiSpyStorm’s program is launched. It immediately starts scanning your computer and will not allow you to close it until the scan is done. When that happens you are presented with a list of problems on your computer that would make a novice computer user’s blood freeze in their veins. The report is as fake as the program and believe it or not, a lot of the files AntiSpyStorm reports as viruses are really legitimate files that you wouldn’t want to remove in the first place.
In addition to the deluge of pop-ups – and this is assuming you can get them to stop long enough to check your other settings – AntiSpyStorm will install new spyware programs to your computer without asking, and track your surfing habits and reporting them to a third party. Then you can thank that third party for the hijacked homepage, Spam mail, toolbars, and – you guessed it – pop-ups that take over your entire computer system.
What do I do if it’s on my system?
If AntiSpyStorm shows up on your system, do not – we repeat – DO NOT buy the full, licensed program that they are telling you is the only thing that will remove the false viruses and spyware your system supposedly has. All you will be doing is opening that door wider and letting more parasitic programs onto your computer screen. You are going to want to remove the program as soon as you detect it on your system. If it is not on your system yet, set your firewall, anti-spyware software, and any other security program running on your system to block the AntiSpyStorm domain at all costs. The IP address this program is running from here in the United States is 18.104.22.168 at last report.
You are going to want to use the services of a legitimate anti-spyware program – like ZookaWare PC Cleaner – to scan your computer system for AntiSpyStorm and any other virus or malware on your computer. If the program detects it, follow the instruction to have it removed from your system and then immediately block the domain so it doesn’t come back. Also, make sure your anti-virus program is up to date and run it so that you can detect and eliminate the Zlob Trojan virus as soon as possible.