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SpyShredder…It’s Not For Your Computer

Somehow we are not convinced that this program shreds anything other than your wallet, your patience and your computer files.  SpyShredder is one of those wonderful rogue anti-spyware programs that is inundating the Internet and taking over unsuspecting computer systems the world over.  This little bugger will drive you insane until you get it of your computer and we’ve actually heard of one person who was infected that just wound up reformatting their entire hard drive because nothing else works.

Where did this come from?

This one shows up on your computer system by exploiting security holes in your Internet browser with a little bit of help from a Trojan virus.  Zlob is one of the many Trojans that allow rogue anti-spyware to ride piggyback with it as it goes from one system to another and causing problems.  You should check your anti-virus software to make sure it is up to date.  If the virus dictionary on it is old, then it snuck on your system while you were surfing.  You probably hit a site that it was lurking on and bam!  There it is.

What will this thing do to my computer?

In a nutshell, corrupt it to the point of shutting the system completely down if you don’t do anything about it.  The first thing it will do is start popping up messages that your computer is infected with viruses and other malicious files and software.  As soon as you click on the ‘X’ to close the pop up, the trial version of the virus that has installed itself onto your computer will run a scan of your computer hard drive.  Do not pay attention to the list of files it claims is ‘infected’.  It is exaggerated and completely false and it is a tactic these rogue anti-spyware programmers use to scare you into purchasing the fully licensed version that they claim is the ‘only’ thing that will clean your computer.

Let us tell what will happen when you purchase the program.  The first thing that will happen is that you will be divested of somewhere between $30 to $100, the average price for some legitimate anti-spyware programs.  Then your computer will start to slow down and you’ll notice that things have been altered, like your browser settings, your computer desktop, and your registry files.  It will also track all of your browser habits and will report them back to a third-party who will use it for malicious purposes.  If you don’t get rid of the program, it could corrupt your computer system to the point where it will simply stop working.

Agh!  How do I get rid of this?

Simply using the ‘Add/Remove’ option in your operating system is not going to cut it.  You will need to acquire a legitimate anti-spyware program like ZookaWare PC Cleaner, to scan your computer and give you a real report.  From there, the program can remove the rogue anti-spyware for you.  You are then going to want to run your anti-virus program next to make sure you remove the virus SpyShredder came in on and return your computer to a protected state.