View Full Version : Manual Removal Guide for Crazywinnings.Inc

2008-11-28, 18:31
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Crazywinnings.Inc" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:


no game, executing the file will result in internet access to crazywinnings.com , which appears to be a search website with a lot of advertising and misleading popunders.
very suspicous is the link: "why am I seeing this web site?" , it is linked to an email adress and is most likely to collect email adresses for spamming.

Supposed Functionality:
according to filenaming like pacman.exe it appears to be a game .
Privacy Statement:
no statement
Removal Instructions:


Please remove the following files from your desktop.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.

Shortcuts named "Crazywinningsgame.lnk" and pointing to "Crazywinningsgame.exe".

Start Menu:

Please remove the following items from your start menu.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.

Items named "Crazywinningsgame.lnk" and pointing to "Crazywinningsgame.exe".


Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

A file with an unknown location named "crazywinningsgame.exe".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Crazywinnings.Inc uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=8) or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=3).
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
Please read these instructions (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288) before requesting assistance,
Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum (http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22) where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.