The Spycrush Threat

By: Patrick Federer

Those who are in the market for an anti-virus or anti-spyware program, which will protect their computer from all the traps out there, are at an unusual risk that they may not be aware of. On the web, there are a number of rogue security programs being advertised and they will do anything but protect a computer. The cold truth is that they are designed to trick web users and if downloaded, they will slow down their computers, bombard them with irritating pop-up ads, and more importantly, they will often compromise their privacy.



SpyCrush is one of these "fake" anti-spyware programs to be on the lookout for. With a trojan, SpyCrush will install itself on your computer and unless it's removed immediately, it can do tremendous harm to your system.

SpyCrush is likely a clone of VirusBurst. After all, it looks just like VirusBurst and if you read the user agreement, VirusBurst is actually in it. Essentially, this newer version of VirusBurst is a form of "ransomware," because if a web surfer does install it, instead of it scanning their computer for spyware and viruses and promptly removing them, it will actually issue warnings titled "Security Alert!" which advise them to then download the full version of SpyCrush to correct the situation.

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