Do you know what SpyProtector is?
SpyProtector is a faux anti-spyware program masquerading over the internet infecting thousands of computer users worldwide. SpyProtector or Spy Protector is usually advertised as a good security tool. SpyProtector may annoy you to the point of mistakenly purchasing the SpyProtector program through popups or ads on malicious sites.
SpyProtector is a fake program and should never be trusted. The SpyProtector web page, www.spyprotector.com, is part of the ultimate scam of getting computer users to trust and buy the SpyProtector program. Do not fall for this trick or you may be sorry after you find out SpyProtector is worthless.
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Aliases: SpyProtector, Spy Protector, www.spyprotector.org.
SpyProtector Automatic Removal Instructions
SpyProtector Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. SpyProtector manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that SpyProtector will be removed completely. So read the SpyProtector 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 SpyProtector Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall SpyProtector if found.
- To stop SpyProtector 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 SpyProtector processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister SpyProtector DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these SpyProtector DLLs:
To locate the SpyProtector DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type SpyProtector and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the SpyProtector 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 SpyProtector 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 SpyProtector 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 SpyProtector Directories.
To find SpyProtector directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following SpyProtector directories:
C:\Program Files\Spy Protector
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Spy Protector
Right-click on the SpyProtector folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder SpyProtector and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting SpyProtector could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove SpyProtector icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the SpyProtector manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your SpyProtector 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 SpyProtector will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.