Do you know what TrojanSPM/LX is?
TrojanSPM/LX is a nonexistent Trojan infection which is typically presented by fake anti-spyware programs. The aim of presenting the fake infection is to make the computer user believe that the PC is being damaged and that a full version of a supposedly real application should be acquired. Alongside the fake pop-up message containing the name of the Trojan, the user may experience some problems related to the system’s functioning, which may strengthen the image that the computer is severely infected.
Every message that has the name TrojanSPM/LX also includes some specific recommendations, which should not be followed in order to prevent the computer from further damage. Below, you will find some examples of how cyber criminals use this fake Trojan to scare unsuspecting users. The first to example are used by System Tools and its clones such as System Progressive Protection, which are rogue anti-spyware programs that must removed from the system as soon as they are noticed:
Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on your computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwanted spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software. Click Yes to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software).
There is a security vulnerability from the TrojanSPM/LX. We recommend you DOWNLOAD one of the security software programs to pevent malware infections
Security Monitor: Warning! - Attention! System detected a potential hazard (TrojanSPM/LX) on you computer that may infect executable files. Your private information and PC safety is at risk. To get rid of unwated spyware and keep your computer safe you need to update your current security software. Click OK to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software)
If you trust the message claiming that TrojanSPM/LX is damaging your PC and decide to acquire the tool for its removal promoted in the message, your personal and credit card information may be easily collected by cyber schemers and used to get access to your money. When this Trojan appears on the screen, you must remove the program or infection that is displaying the warning. Our recommendation is to use SpyHunter so that you do not need to perform all the removal operations.
In non-techie terms:
TrojanSPM/LX is an imaginary infection displayed by fake security tools which have to be removed in order to solve the problem. After the removal of the bogus product, the simulated Trojan and other infections that may be displayed by the same malicious application are not presented any longer.