5 Star Support Security Specialist
is a program that masquerades as a Spyware
remover program while in reality it is another piece if insidious
malware. There are many links to this program available in just about
every search engine. The creators of the program also have a web page
designed to look just like Microsoft’s main page. The web page is
located at www.microdoft.com , but you don’t want to go there. Why
www.microdoft.com? If you type in a hurry and don’t watch the screen all
the time, replacing the s with a d is a common typing error. When you
get to microdoft.com, you get a pop-up window indicating you have
Spyware on your machine, but clicking on the button will download a free
scan to remove the Spyware from your computer. In reality, clicking the
button downloads and installs Spyware Stormer.
Spyware Stormer is just another new Spyware program designed to steal
your information, and be extremely difficult to remove. Similar recent
programs are Spyware Quake and Spy Axe. All have one thing in common.
Instead of being Spyware removal programs, they are instead Spyware
programs themselves. They have file and information stealing
capabilities as well as dial home capabilities so your data can be
transmitted to the creators of the program. Installing any of these
programs will give you a host of pop-ups and other problems, and all are
very difficult to remove from your computer.
The amazing, to me anyway, thing about Spyware Stormer is the number of
links on search engines to the program. There are even cleverly designed
links that indicate the Web page listed gives information on how to
remove the program, while in reality the site you are taken to just
loads you up with more Spyware and more incorrect information. Clicking
on these links to visit these pages will merely complicate your problems
and make the situation worse. Some of the links to avoid are listed
To put this whole subject in proper perspective for you, there are
easily over 100 Spyware programs currently available that are highly
suspect, do not do what they say, or are Spyware themselves. The
creators of these programs are in it just for the money, and pray on the
unsuspecting who are afraid of getting Spyware on their computers in the
first place. There is a great listing of these ”programs to avoid”
I suggest you visit this site before you make a decision on
what program to use to be sure it is not listed there. If you want a
good Anti-Spyware program, you might also wish to check the article
reviewing the readily available programs right here on 5 Star Support by
Spyware Stormer Removal Instructions:
If you already have Spyware Stormer
on your computer, I suggest the
following as removal steps:
Go to Start | Control Panel | Add and Remove Programs | and look for
Spyware Stormer. Click to uninstall the program.
Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete on your keyboard and open the task manager.
Click on the Processes tab.
Find and highlight SpywareStormer.exe and click the ‘End Process’ button.
Click | Start | Search | For Files and Folders… | and type in:
Files\Security iGuard, or manually search the program files yourself for
Delete the folder as it contains the installer for the program and can
reinstall it on a reboot.
Shut down and then restart your computer.
Hopefully you are now rid of Spyware Stormer for good.
If you are still having troubles, I suggest you visit our Free Computer
Help Forums and seek the advice of our Security Experts. Please inform
them of the steps that you have already taken.