Do you know what SpyAxe is?
SpyAxe is a Trojan infection usually placing icons in the system tray showing system alert messages. SpyAxe can be very annoying to users because of the annoying system alert popups that continually disguise themselves as legitimate system messages. SpyAxe may redirect users to suspicious websites in an effort to get users to download rogue anti-spyware programs. SpyAxe may start to take over computer functions by changing the desktop background without a user's permission.
In non-techie terms: SpyAxe, like many other Trojan infections, are vicious in their actions. SpyAxe may mutate and cause other serious system issues if it is not removed as soon as possible. It is always a good practice to monitor your systems actions and be mindful of any suspicious popup messages. Do not under any circumstances purchase SpyAxe or any programs related to SpyAxe.
SpyAxe Automatic Removal Instructions
SpyAxe Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. SpyAxe manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that SpyAxe will be removed completely. So read the SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall SpyAxe if found.
- To stop SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister SpyAxe DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these SpyAxe DLLs:
To locate the SpyAxe DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type SpyAxe and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe Directories.
To find SpyAxe directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following SpyAxe directories:
Right-click on the SpyAxe folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder [NAME OF FOLDER] and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting [FOLDERNAME] could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove SpyAxe icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the SpyAxe manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.