How to remove Spy Crush?

Question

I seem to have downloaded something called "Spy Crush".

I can't get rid of it and My Trend Micro anti virus or my Windows Defender doesn't even detect it. It keeps appearing in my taskbar

Answer

This question was answered on June 15, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I have run across this problem and have come with a solution that has helped me eliminate the issue First you need to find the program called SmitfraudFix.exe and download it to your desktop Don't use the program right away because there are going to be a few steps that you must go through before this can take place Boot your computer in safe mode, usually the F8 key and then start the program SmitfraudFix.exe that was saved on your desktop When the tool first starts you will see a credits screen Simply press any key on your keyboard to get to the next screen You will now see a menu as shown in the image below Press the number 2 on your keyboard and the press the enter key to choose the option Clean (safe mode recommended) This program will remove all Temp, Temporary Internet Files, and other files that may be leftover files from this infection This process can take up to a few hours depending on your computer, so please be patient When it is complete, it will close automatically When Disk Cleanup is finished, you will be presented with an option asking Do you want to clean the registry ? (y/n) At this screen you should press the Y button on your keyboard and then press the enter key When this last routine is finished, you will be presented with a red screen stating Computer will reboot now Close all applications You should now press the spacebar on your computer A counter will appear stating that the computer will reboot in 15 seconds Do not cancel this countdown and allow your computer to reboot When I rebooted my computer, I saw a notepad screen with a log of files that have been removed I hope this helps, it helped me with my issue Good Luck!!

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Posted by John of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on June 15, 2007