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  3. SpywareStrike


February 13, 2007 11:47:37 AM
Misleading Application
Risk Impact:
File Names:
ss_setup.exe spywarestrike.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


SpywareStrike is a Security Risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the compromised computer. The risk then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.


Your Symantec program detects SpywareStrike.


This security risk maybe manually downloaded and installed or installed maliciously by another threat.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 14, 2017 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 9, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 15, 2017 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 11, 2006
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