The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "SpyCQ" 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:

Categories:
  • pups

Description:
SpyCQ uses up all system resources.
Privacy Statement:
EULA (End-User License Agreement) - SpyCQ Licensing
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Except where otherwise noted, all of the documentation and software included is copyrighted by hmemcpy.
Copyright 2004 by hmemcpy. All rights reserved.
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1. In order to use the software ("SpyCQ"), the user ("End-User") has to agree and comply with all the terms in this EULA document. Failure to do so revokes any rights to use the software by any means.
2. This software is free for personal and non-profit use, and comes with no obligation for technical support whatsoever.
3. The origin of this software shall not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote this software.
4. The user may not decompile, disassemble, debug, resource edit, or otherwise reduce the binary files to human-presumable code. You may not modify, adapt, translate, or create derivative works based upon this software.
5. If you would like to distribute SpyCQ packaged within a product such as a book, magazine, etcetera, please e-mail the author at: hmemcpy@hmemcpy.com in order to obtain a mandatory written authorization.
6. This software is provided "as-is", without any express or implied warranty. In no event shall the author be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.
Last revised: 07/10/2004
Removal Instructions:

Desktop:

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 "SpyCQ v1.6c.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\SpyCQ.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 "SpyCQ - Know who seeks you.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\Doc\SpyCQ - Know who seeks you.url".
  • Items named "SpyCQ v1.6c.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\SpyCQ.exe".
  • Items named "Uninstall.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\uninstall.exe".

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.
  • Products that have a key or property named "SpyCQ v1.6c".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\SpyCQ v1.6c\Changelog.txt.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\Icqmapi.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\madCHook.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\SpyCQ.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\SpyCQ.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\uninstall.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\Doc\changelog.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\Doc\license.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\Doc\SpyCQ - Know who seeks you.url".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If SpyCQ uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
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!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMS>\SpyCQ v1.6c".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\Doc".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\Logs".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\SpyCQ\Snd".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If SpyCQ uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
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 folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Delete the registry key "SpyCQ v1.6c" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\".
If SpyCQ uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.