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#1 ssva1313


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 12:20 AM

Spyhunter download full of exactly what you're trying to avoid

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 12:58 AM

Hi ssva1313 :)

For a long time, SpyHunter by Enigma Software was considered a rogueware, since it asked you to buy it in order to eliminate the threats it detected and it had quite a way of staying present on a system without the user being able to remove it. It's been some time since Enigma Software changed their method and made SpyHunter less of a rogueware and more of a legitimate product, but after all these years of bad experience with the product and reviews, it's hard to change and many people still consider the product like a scam, rogue and not worth it. What are you asking us exactly right now? Did you install that program and wish to uninstall it?

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 01:55 AM

Also, the potential for unwanted extras to accompany software can be affected by just which portal the download is sourced from:



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Posted 14 March 2015 - 03:52 AM

A quote from quietman7, our resident Antivirus / Antimalware expert ......... (on removal of SpyHunter programs) ....


Some users have reported that you may need to open Windows Explorer, navigate to the following location, look for and delete a SpyHunter related file named SHSetup.exe before uninstalling from Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) in Control Panel.

-- XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temp
-- Vista, Windows 7/8: C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Temp

If all else fails Contact ESG Technical Support Team and submit a ticket.

* How to Submit a Customer Support Ticket

Submitting support tickets is only for customers who purchased ESG products. If you are not a paid customer or not able to logon to their member’s section, you can try contacting ESG through the Inquiries & Feedback page.

And there is the...Complaints Board: Enigma Software Group Spyhunter Complaints & Reviews


Although I consider SpyHunter to be dubious program with a history of employing aggressive and deceptive advertising tactics...it is not considered malware or rogue security software so security vendors do not target it for removal. Those security vendors which have tried in the past received threats of legal action for attempting to do so or agreed to legal settlements as a result of litigation brought forth by Enigma Software. See this Table of Threats and Demands which identifies Enigma as one of the companies to make repeated "Cease and Desist" demands against those security vendors which detect, remove, and/or criticize their product.

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