Spyware.IEMonster or Spyware.IEMonster.b is a browser hijacker meant to infect your system to promote popular rogue anti-spyware programs like XPAntivirus. The first sign that you’re infected with Spyware.IEMonster is when you see shortcuts on your desktop for BDSM and porn Galleries which you did not install, as well as displays of ads that look similar to Windows security messages.
Spyware.IEMonster’s fake security message reads:
WINDOWS ALERT:Critical Systems Warning!
Your system is probably infected with version of Spyware.IEMonster.b Spyware.IEMonster.b is spyware that attempts to steal passwords from Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox Outlook and other programs, including logings and passwords from online baking sessions,EBay, PayPal. It may also create special tracking files to log your activity and compromise your Internet privacy.
Once you click on the link provided in Spyware.IEMonster’s fake security message, Spyware.IEMonster will send you to a website that promotes XPAntivirus. XPAntivirus will then try to run a scan on your computer in order to convince you into purchasing the full version of the program to remove the spyware it alleges to detect. XPAntivirus is not a reliable anti-spyware program. If you’re computer is experiencing the symptoms as detailed above, it is recommended that you remove XPAntivirus and Spyware.IEMonster from your computer.
Spyware.IEMonster Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
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File System Modifications
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name 1 Spyware.IEMonster.dll 2 Spyware.IEMonster.exe 3 Spyware.IEMonster.lnk
- The following newly produced Registry Values are:
Posted: April 4, 2008 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 6/10
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