SpyBurner Removal Guide

Do you know what SpyBurner is?

SpyBurner is a recent rogue anti-spyware infection to run wild on the internet. SpyBurner is installed through the Zlob Trojan infection which is usually downloaded through a video codec or P2P website. SpyBurner may greet its presence on a users system by displaying annoying popups that look like legitimate anti-virus notifications. SpyBurner attempts to get users to purchase a full version of the SpyBurner rogue anti-spyware program. If you purchase SpyBurner it will "burn" away you're hard earned money and do you no-good.

SpyBurner may degrade the performance of your system once it is installed. SpyBurner is a clone of the FileSecure infection. SpyBurner may mask as a spyware removal tool and perform system scans with exaggerated results. Do not trust SpyBurner, it is an overpriced scam.

In non-techie terms: SpyBurner is not a good working spyware removal program. SpyBurner is not a good working spyware removal program. SpyBurner installs though another infection by downloading video codecs or use of P2P sites. Once your computer has the infection it may prompt you to purchase a full version of SpyBurner. SpyBurner uses illicit tactics to extort money from you. Do not under any circumstances purchase or download SpyBurner.

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  • Eliot

    The following is my experience today. I reported this to other site that talked about removing Spyburner which is the same content to this site. Of course, it didn’t work for my computer. I assume the program has changed some of its file names as well as the way it behaves. Also I was not able to find any registry values mentioned above as well. Presently, I did nothing to my registry. Also, there was no folder 'Spyburner' in the 'Program' folder. Spyburner also affects Desktop background setting as well as TaskManager which pops up but immediately disappears so that you cannot stop Spyburner running.
    I was able to remove Spyburner! As I stated hours before, there was no file names mentioned in the article in my harddrive. But, in the "Windows' folder, I found a small icon that looks like a Windows own internet security icon which looks like a shield. Then, I re-arranged the whole files according to time. Then, I found 6 or 7 files in totally different names from the ones in the aritcle. And they were installed at the same time. Voila! I deleted them with "Unlocker." Three files could not be deleted so that the Unlocker asked if it delets them when the computer boots. I clicked Yes. Then, they were gone. Though, the desktop image was still their warning sign-advertisement. When I changed the setting, it's gone. So the story ends here. I'm happy. I hope this information helps others suffering from the same symptom I had.

  • jossan

    Comment to comment of Eliot on March 1st, 2008:

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me and others. First I tried "everything" I was adviced to do - most of it downloading spyware removers and running them. No help, only a lot of work and some money vasted.

    I did what you did, and found what you found. Now the problem is solved, thanks to you. Smart guy. From Norway I wish you a continued happy Easter!

  • Spyburner Killer

    By far this was the most annoying thing that can happen to you. I've tried numerous things followed by a few well-known anti-spyware apps and guess what? Nothing worked. The windows look-a-like icon stating that your computer has been infected was clever. But what bothered me the most was the incompetence in typing a coherent warning message.
    If you read the message carefully you'll pick it up right away. Probably some Asian or Russian fcuk, no disrespect but I'm pissed.

    Anyway, to make a long story short, I followed what Elliot did above and it worked. Thanks man, much appreciated. The key is to remember when (date and time) it happened. After that just go to the windows folder and delete these files.
    Most likely they're all installed on the same date around the same time. You can even find the stupid warning message as a .bmp file.

    Finally, up yours spyburner

  • David

    Thanks to Eliot and Spyburner Killer I was able to clear the Spyburner files from my system. I had no luck using spyware detection application (Spysweeper and Spybot) but following their lead I managed to get back on track.

    As Eliot pointed out, the file names do not contain the word "Spyburner" but by tracking them on my Windows folder to the date the problem occured I located them under titles starting with sys plus a random selection of letters followed by exe.

    I could only delete the files while the system was in Safe Mode otherwise they were protected. The protection extended to the false Warning message that had taken over my wallpaper (bmp file).

    Good luck to anyone else who has the problem.