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Removal of Spy Hunter 4

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#1 tituschristopher


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 09:37 AM

Hello, Unfortunately, I cannot uninstall SpyHunter (supposedly) anti-spyware trial version. I found it because was trying to get rid of another annoyance,the SEARCHQU. browser hijacker. When I googled, "remove Serchque," I found what I think I remember a Softpedia (?) website touting SpyHunter as a great tool for removing browser hijackers. For one, I didn't realize it was a trial version until I went to remove all of the stuff on my computer that is (according to SpyHunter) there.
Well, I deeply, deeply regret downloading that thing and in the future, I will try to be even more careful. However, I have tried EVERYTHING to remove it, including following Enigmas' own uninstall intructions-- nope, isn't working. I cannot uninstall it from the Windows Uninstall programs in the control panel. It just re-installs itself. I tried Revo uninstaller, but it doesn't even list SpyHunter in the list of programs--- which, by the way, it is still listed in the control panel Uninstall program list. I have attempted to uninstall about 10 times, I've re-booted--still there. As mentioned, I've followed Enigmas' instructions, no luck-- and why may I ask is some registry manager that I didn't download on the computer that is apparently necessary for removing SpyHunter? I searched for SpyHunter in it as per instructions, hit Enter(ditto) and nothing at all happened. No registry entries for SpyHunter came up. Revo claims that no such thing as SpyHunter has been installed on the computer. (couldn't find it installed, or some such thing.) --- But I'm telling you, it is still there sending me pop-ups about every last web page or download that might threaten it! (or so it seems.)
I am tired and pissed off that it takes so much vigilance and time (frick, I've just spent 3 hours trying to figure this out!) I have a family and a life! Damn, are Mac's this much work and hassled? Because if not, I'm saving my pennies. However, until the day when I can afford that, I would appreciate any and all advice. Sorry about the rant, I'm just really frustrated. Everyone else in my house is asleep but me.....

Edited by hamluis, 19 July 2015 - 09:47 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to AV/AM Software - Hamluis.

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#2 Firehouse


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Posted 19 July 2015 - 09:39 AM

Try with Revo on Hunter mode, if shortcut is located just drag it's crosshair icon and choose Uninstall (use Advanced).





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Posted 19 July 2015 - 02:58 PM

In addition to @Firehouse's advice above, @quietman7 has advised:


Note: Some users have reported that you may need to open Windows Explorer, navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings\Temp, look for and delete a SpyHunter related file named SHSetup.exe before uninstalling from Programs and Features (Add/Remove Programs) in Control Panel.


Edited by 1PW, 19 July 2015 - 03:00 PM.

All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and if the malware doesn't self replicate it just isn't a virus.

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