Do you know what Remote Spy is?
Remote Spy or RemoteSpy, is a downright ridiculous program that pretends to have the ability to assist in detection and removal of parasites on your computer. Remote Spy is widely known to be installed through a Trojan infection, usually without your knowledge, onto your computer.
Remote Spy is basically more rogue anti-spyware but it may be more dangerous than other popular rogues in that it has the ability to record your actions or keystrokes made on your system. Remote Spy should be simply called "Spy" because that is exactly what it does.
In non-techie terms: Remote Spy and other rogue anti-spyware programs that may be similar, could lead to identity theft or damage to your personal information. RemoteSpy should never be installed, downloaded or purchased under any circumstances.
Remote Spy Automatic Removal Instructions
Remote Spy Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Remote Spy manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Remote Spy will be removed completely. So read the Remote Spy removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Remote Spy Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Remote Spy if found.
- To stop Remote Spy processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these Remote Spy processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister Remote Spy DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these Remote Spy DLLs:
To locate the Remote Spy DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type Remote Spy and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the Remote Spy DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister Remote Spy registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these Remote Spy registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Remote Spy Directories.
To find Remote Spy directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Remote Spy directories:
C:\Program Files\Remote Spy
Right-click on the Remote Spy folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Remote Spy and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Remote Spy could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Remote Spy icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Remote Spy manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your Remote Spy problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Remote Spy will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.