Spy Cop

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Stay away from Spy Cop. This is malware at its worst.

It took me 4 hours to get rid of it.

If you have this on your machine you have been hit with a new type of

It opens up a port and it itself never installs itself on the hard drive. So
getting rid of it is very difficult. You have to find the open port and
close it.

If anyone has this problem I'd be happy to post the solution.


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safe-mode with no networking would probably do the trick then if what
you say is true.


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A little more research have I done on this and found that a strange codec
was as a directory on my system drive. I got rid of that as soon as I found
it but the rest of it took hours. It places an icon in the notify area near
the clock and keeps running itself and takes over the IE6. I don't know the
reaction with firefox but I was ready to switch over when I decided to run a
backup of the registry to before I was so infested and it disappeared
immediately and hasn't been back.

My fingers are still crossed.

I know for sure it came in with Spy Cop. The web site it kept sending me to
was their web site and something called virusbusters.com. Don't go there

As of this time I sun anything I download through Spy Sweeper and

Be wary and very careful.



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