SpywareStrike and SpyAxe smitfraud infection removal

SpywareStrike and it's twin SpyAxe continue to plague internet users. SpywareStrike has been confirmed to be another variant of the infection called Smitfraud.

SpywareStrike (see more here) and it's twin SpyAxe continue to plague internet users.  SpywareStrike has been confirmed to be another variant of the infection called Smitfraud. I wrote about SpyAxe previously and it got top (dis)honor as rogue anti-spyware of 2005. The free tool called SmitRem, written by community developer noahdfear, has been updated to remove SpywareStrike. Other rogue applications including AntivirusGold, PSGuard Spyware Remover, SpySheriff, Spy Trooper, SpyAxe, Security Toolbar and WinHound are removed by Smitrem as well. See here for a complete list of files removed by Smitrem.

CastleCops Wiki has screenshots and removal information for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.  Nick's Computer Security blog includes complete removal instructions and the link to download Smitrem.

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