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How to remove spywarequake from notification area

I friend has got this spywarequake and I have tried Spybot, Norton, HijackThis, AdAware both in normal and safety mode.

I believe the spywarequake itself may have been removed, but it left an annoying message that appears from time to time in the notification area (bottom right of the screen).

To see the complete message, please go here: http://www.free-web-browsers.com/support/remove-spywarequake.shtml. This is the page of XoftSpy which pledges it can remove the bug, but you'll have to spend some bucks. Well theremust be a way to remove the false message from the notification area without having to pay for anything...

System: Athlon 64 3.5 plus/1 GHz RAM/80 GB HD/MB Asus
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Greetings, Brejinski !

Use SmitFraudFix to remove SpywareQuake. This utility is free.

Best wishes!
Take a look at this very thorough site which is useful to anyone who use a antispyware in your system.

The Spyware Warrior List of  Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites

PRODUCT:      Spyware Quake
DOMAIN:        spywarequake.com
COMMENTS:   aggressive/deceptive advertising, stealth installs (1, 2);
                     uses inadequate scan/detection scheme; associated w/ SpyAxe, SpyFalcon,
                     SpywareStrike [A: 3-25-06 / U: 3-25-06]

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=20244  <-- Spyware quake associated w/ SpyAxe, SpyFalcon

The best way I've been able to clear out spyware from a system is to completely boot off of an independent OS and THEN scan / clean the system.  I tend to use this program:


It includes a number of anti-spyware kits like Ad-Aware, etc.  Looks like SmitFraudFix will work quite well in your case, so let us know how it went.
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Thanks, war1
BrejinskiAuthor Commented:
SmitFraudFix has worked pretty nice. As war1 gave the first and effective suggestion, points should be granted to him, although the other suggestions work as well.

Thanks, Brejinski !
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