Exterminate It! Antimalware

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Sping

How to Remove Sping from Your Computer

You can effectively remove Sping from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with Sping in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.

Backdoor

Of all trojans, backdoor trojans pose the greatest danger to users’ PCs because they give their authors remote control over infected computers. They are downloaded, installed, and run silently, without the user’s consent or knowledge. Upon installation, backdoor trojans can be instructed to send, receive, execute and delete files, gather and transfer confidential data from the computer, log all activity on the computer, and perform other harmful activities.

Be Aware of the Following Backdoor Threats:

Sequel.Remote.Control, Chinese.Fish, PSW.Ghostar, RemoteHack, Sandrador.

DoS

A DoS (Denial of Service) attack is designed to disrupt or stop the normal running of a Web site, server, or other network resource. Hackers or malware writers resort to various ways to achieve this. A DoS attack can commonly result in a server being flooded with more network traffic than it is capable of processing. This hinders or prevents the server’s normal operation and sometimes causes its complete failure.

Unlike a DoS attack, a DDoS attack employs multiple PCs. The hacker or malware writer normally uses one infected computer - “master” - to centrally coordinate the attack across other, so-called “zombie”, computers. Typically, the malware writer gains control of both master and zombie computers by exploiting a weakness in an application or the operating system on those computers, in order to install a trojan or other malicious code.

Be Aware of the Following DoS Threats:

SuperWorm, PHB, W95.Yabram.dr, DelArmgo, MSN.VB.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Sping?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Sping:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Sping. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Sping.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Sping, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Sping^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Sping:

PC is working very slowly

Sping can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Sping.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Sping can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Sping may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Sping may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

Sping may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.