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Spyware Scanner 2008 Removal Instructions

July 2nd, 2008 ~ No Comments

Spyware Scanner 2008 is the latest culprit for anti spyware software that created to dismantle the Internet community. Spyware Scanner 2008 usually installed itself silently onto your PC using Vundo Trojan, Virus or fake software. After successful infiltration Spyware Scanner 2008 will display fake system alerts or fake security alerts to trick user to buy the paid version of Spyware Scanner 2008 in order to remove the potential and reported “fake” problems. Not only does it cause your machine to slow down dramatically, it would also put your privacy and data in risk.

You can remove this unwanted software using manual removal method from XP-Vista.

Manual Removal Instructions:

Stop SpywareScanner2008 Processes:
Here’s how you do it:

  1. Press “Alt+Ctrl+Delete“, then click on “Task Manager“. You can also launch the Task Manager instantly if you press Ctrl + Shift + ESC simultaneously. This is much easier than accessing it from Ctrl + Alt + Delete or the taskbar. It works for both Windows XP or Windows Vista.
  2. Select the process that you want to stop, (SpywareScanner2008.exe)
    then click on “End Process“.

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Find and Delete these SpywareScanner2008 Files from your hard drive:

spywarescanner on the Web.lnk
Uninstall spywarescanner.lnk
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\alarm.wav
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\click.wav
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\config.cfg
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dbinfo
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\spywarescanner.exe
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\spywarescanner.url
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\success.wav
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\unins000.dat
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\unins000.exe
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\def2.base
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase0.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase1.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase2.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase3.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase4.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase5.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase6.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase7.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\defbase8.db
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\license
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\sig2.base
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\sigrules.rul
c:\Program Files\SpywareScanner\dll\update.scr

Remove SpywareScanner2008 Registry Values:

For Windows XP:

  1. In Windows XP, from Start, and then click on Run.
  2. Type “regedit“, then click on OK.

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  3. Now it opens the Registry Editor.
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  4. You can easily navigate through the subkey if you know what you are looking for. Or, you can press “Ctrl + F” to locate the subkey that contains the value you want to edit. (F3 to Find Next)
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For Windows Vista:

  1. From Start, then type “regedit“.
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  2. Click on “regedit” on the search result to open the registry editor in Windows Vista.
  3. Step 3 & 4 are the same as Windows XP (see above).


VIA XP-Vista

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