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Spytector Removal Guide  

Do you have Spytector?

This “Spytector Removal Guide” article will show you how to identify and remove Spytector. This guide will be updated as more information is available.

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Spytector Detection Test

Run SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner to check for Spytector infections on your PC.

Spytector Description


Spytector is a nasty keylogger that is capable to record every keystroke you type. Spytector may be capturing your username and passwords, monitoring your online IM and e-mail conversations and tracking which websites you visit. Spytector may put your financial and personal information at a very severe risk. Spytector is suggested to be removed with no delay. Spytector higly affects your privacy and may even capture your banking details and pass codes.

Parasite Type: Keyloggers

Aliases: Spyware.Spytector, Keylog-Spytector, Hacktool.Spytector, Spytector Keylogger

Spytector Method of Automatic Detection

The removal of spyware such as Spytector can be a difficult process. If you regularly run a spyware scan with a good spyware remover, you can automatically detect Spytector and other Spyware, Adware, Worms, Trojans and Browser Hijackers.

To quickly detect Spytector, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner Download SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner.

  2. Select “Start Scan” to run a full system Spytector scan.

  3. Reboot your computer.

  4. Run another scan to pick up any remaining Spytector infections.

** SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner only allows you to detect Spytector and other spyware. In order to remove Spytector, we advise you to buy the full-version of SpyHunter. Weekly Spytector file updates and technical support are available with SpyHunter’s spyware remover.

Spytector Manual Removal

Use Caution! Please read the instructions below carefully. Manual removal of Spytector is a delicate procedure. Proceed at your own risk. We advise you to backup your system before you manually remove Spytector.

If you are still having problems with Spytector after completing these instructions, we recommend youdownload SpyHunter’s Spyware Detection Tool to safely detect Spytector.

To manually remove Spytector, follow these removal steps:

Stop Spytector Processes

  1. To open Task Manager, use CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.

  2. Go to Image Name to find “Spytector” processes by name.

  3. Find and stop the “Spytector” processes listed below.
    msihdr.exe
    Spytector.exe
    kbdsm.exekbdsm.exe

Unregister Spytector DLL Files

  1. Go to Start > Run > type cmd and then press OK.

  2. To unregister “Spytector” DLL file, type in the exact directory path +
    regsvr32 /u + [DLL_NAME] (ex., :C\ Spytector \> regsvr32 /u Spytector.dll).

  3. Find and unregister “Spytector” DLL files listed below.
    msihdr.dll
    kbdsm.dll

Delete Spytector Registry Values

  1. Go to Start > Run > type regedit and then press OK.

  2. To search for Spytector, press Ctrl + F and type Spytector to
    locate the key that has the value you want to delete.

  3. To delete “Spytector” value, right-click on it and select Delete.

  4. Find and delete “Spytector” registry keys listed below.
    Spytector
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREActive SetupInstalled Components{45AF4012-AF03-B3AC-EA32-20A312B6012D}45AF4012-AF03-B3AC-EA32-20A312B6012D

Spytector Symptoms

There are many signs that your PC has been hijacked and infected with Spytector or other spyware applications. To reduce the damage that can be done to your PC, start detecting Spytector symptoms on time. Below is a list of possible Spytector symptoms that your PC may have. Notice that certain spyware symptoms vary depending on upon the severity of the infection and other factors.

  • Installs without your knowledge or permission. Usually spyware such as Spytector may be installed from a website through an embedded script or program in a webpage. There are some malwares that install through web pop-ups or free software that require you to accept a downloadable file.

  • Tracks your surfing habits. Spyware applications such as Spytector are designed to track and collect details such as what websites you visit, what your usernames and passwords are and other sensitive information. Malware may even record and collect your login details for your online bank account.

  • Bombards your PC with popup ads. Some unwanted applications such as Spytector display annoying popups (often for adult or other objectionable web sites) while you are surfing the Web and even when your PC has been idle for many minutes.

  • Modifies or hijacks your homepage and displays new desktop shortcuts. Some spyware programs like Spytector add new unnecessary shortcuts on your desktop. Moreover, Spytector may actually change your default homepage to a different homepage. Sometimes Spytector won’t even allow you to change it back to your original homepage.

  • Slows down your PC’s performance. One of the most common spyware symptoms is when your system suddenly starts operating slower than usual. Spyware applications use a lot of your PC’s resources to deliver popup ads and send information to third-parties which can results in a slow computer performance and system crashes.

Spytector Method of Infection

One of the most common reasons for getting infected with Spytector or other types of spyware is because people do not apply safe Internet practices. It is important to learn how one gets infected with Spytector or other types of spyware. Once you know what not to do, you will be able to avoid falling victim to spyware.

Below we provide some possible reasons why you might have become infected with Spytector:

  1. You received an e-mail with an attachment from someone you don’t know and opened it.This is one of the most common ways for Adware, Viruses, or Spyware like Spytector to infect your PC. How do you know that the attachment is dangerous? It usually sends attachments that end with a .exe, .com, .bat, or .pif. Do not open email attactments if you don’t know who the sender is!

  2. You were surfing the Web and you clicked on a popup ad warning you that your PC is infected. You panicked and clicked on the ad’s OK button; thus you were directed to Spytector’s website and it tried to push a product on you. Ignore such messages! We recommend closing these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button.

  3. You visited a questionable website. A large amount of spyware is mostly pushed through adult sites. You might have accidentally clicked on a link that automatically installed unwanted software such as Spytector.

  4. You downloaded a freeware or shareware program. Some developers offer their software for free, but can come with other unwanted programs such as Spytector bundled with it. Do not install any free software without reading its EULA. By simply reading a program’s EULA, you can determine whether a program you are installing has spyware bundled with it.

  5. You downloaded a peer-to-peer (P2P) or shared network application. Very often peer-to-peer sharing programs are bundled with spyware similar to Spytector.

  6. You downloaded some program from Warez or Crack websites. The downloads from these websites are often overrun with dangerous infections such as Spytector.

Spytector Quick Prevention Tips

Follow the Spytector prevention tips below to avoid Spytector infections and other malicious software.

  1. Run Windows Updates regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date and secure system.A good tactic is to set up your system to check for updates on a regular basis.

    To set up your system to access automatic updating services, follow these steps:
    Go to 
    Start > Control Panel > System > Automatic Updates (XP) or Start > Settings > Control Panel > Automatic Updates (2000).

  2. Use a firewall. A firewall is a software or hardware that serves as a blockade to keep data secure and safe and unauthorized users off your computer or network. You can choose from a variety of firewalls that are designed to meet different needs.

  3. Firmly secure Internet Explorer settings. If you’re using Internet Explorer as your browser, change its settings to block spyware applications.

    To change Internet Explorer settings, go to 
    Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level.

    You will see a section near the top of the dialogue box devoted to Active X controls. There you should disable downloading of both signed and unsigned Active X controls and those marked as unsafe. Some Active X objects are spyware, and this action will block them.

  4. Install a good and reputable anti-virus program. Make sure that you install only reputable anti-spyware and anti-virus software like SpyHunter. Most reputable anti-spyware software programs today are also designed to identify known viruses, which could contain Trojan horses as well.

  5. Always keep your anti-spyware or anti-virus up-to-date with the latest malware definitions. The creators of anti-virus applications are constantly finding new security holes in their software and providing software updates. Therefore, it is important to make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are up-to-date. These updates are typically installed through an integrated update system.

  6. Practice safe Internet surfing habits. Stay away from any questionable sites, including pornography, gambling, hacking or other off-beat sites.

The purpose of this “Spytector Removal Guide” article is to describe the removal process of SpyLocked. The SpyLocked manual removal instructions are to serve as a guide. We do not guarantee that the manual removal instructions will completely remove Spytector. It is advised to use SpyHunter to safely remove SpyLocked. -:))

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