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SpyCrush

Updated:
May 31, 2007 7:05:59 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

Behavior

SpyCrush is a security risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.

Note: Definitions before May 18, 2007 may detect this security risk as VirusBurst.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 31, 2007
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 17, 2011 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 31, 2007 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 17, 2011 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 23, 2007
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