ICQDecrypt.c is classified as an AOL parasite designed to steal passwords, perform DoS (denial-of-service) attacks or employ exploit kits. ICQDecrypt.c targets users of AOL’s instant messengers such as AIM, and ICQ. The application is considered dangerous and, once detected on a system, should be removed immediately. Keep in mind that ICQDecrypt.c can hide from the user and may be quite persistent in the attempts to be eliminated. That is why running a full system scan with the help of a powerful anti-malware tool is considered the best removal option.
ICQDecrypts.c Threat Evaluation and Description
As already mentioned, ICQDecrypt.c is a persistent parasite that runs silently in the background. It targets users of AOL (America Online) messenger services. AOL pests, as they are often called, are malicious programs designed to exploit AOL software vulnerabilities in order to:
- Steal users’ passwords.
- Steal account details.
- Employ keyloggers.
- Capture online chat conversations.
IcqDecrypt.c is similar to an Internet worm. Thus, it can spread itself with the help of messages providing harmful links and attachments. If clicked, the infected content will redirect the user to malicious websites created to perform the criminal activities mentioned above.
Some AOL parasites are created solely to grant remote access to cyber crooks. Remote access is threatening to the unprotected user.
N.B. Online researchers have recently reported Icq.c as an exploit kit. Even though more information is needed to confirm the threat type of IcqDecrypt.c, it may be considered a threat similar to Icq.c and, therefore, should be removed quickly from the PC.
IcqDecrypt.c Removal Options
The safest way to the deal with the parasite is to run a full system scan so that all of its components are detected and eliminated. Once installed, a powerful anti-malware program will deactivate the malicious script that has attached itself to the AOL messenger.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter