How to remove SpyOnThis?
What is SpyOnThis?
It has been a while since a rogue security program came up and I was beggining to worry. Relief came only today, October 17, 2007, and the program is called SpyOnThis (with a required exclamation mark at the end). I found the name strangely absurd, but I realise that most names in the field have already been taken. That aside, SpyOnThis is quite simply a program that likes your money, but doesn’t enjoy giving it back quite as much. Downloading it is completely up to the user – it won’t be sneaked in by some parasite.
What SpyOnThis does is it provides you with a free trial version of the program, which will perform a scan and try to intimidate you with many a non-existent threat and fail to remove them unless you pay for the full version (a bogus one). SpyOnThis doesn’t seem to have an adware program of its own, thus making it substancially less annoying than most are. The supposedly effective full version costs from $29.95, if it’s a single computer you want to believe you’ve protected, to $104.95 if you want to buy it for 5.
The homepage of this "magnificent tool" is not out of the ordinary, maybe except for the fact that it has no "buy" section, so it takes the masquerade of being free to a whole new level. It does have user comments, and, judging by the number of times the word "bravo" ir used, it is quite easy to comprehend that they were all written by the same person. I haven’t seen anyone or anything being called "best EVER!" on its release day. Another feature is quotes from noted sources, such as PC World and BBC, these are supposed news quotes, further scaring you into downloading.
SpyOnThis is a scam and should be treated as such, which means : Do NOT download it, Do NOT buy it and block SpyOnThis.net in your host files.
SpyOnThis is Extremely dangerous
SpyOnThis may spread via Trojans
SpyOnThis may display fake security messages
SpyOnThis may install additional spyware to your computer
SpyOnThis may repair its files, spread or update by itself
SpyOnThis violates your privacy and compromises your security
for SpyOnThis detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like SpyOnThis and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual SpyOnThis removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove SpyOnThis, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these SpyOnThis processes:
Remove these SpyOnThis Registry Entries:
Remove these SpyOnThis files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other SpyOnThis infected files and get help in SpyOnThis removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing SpyOnThis and similar threats.
SpyOnThis is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only SpyOnThis can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads SpyOnThis trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, SpyOnThis offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, SpyOnThis does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as SpyOnThis, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install SpyOnThis, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as SpyOnThis, is nearly impossible to remove manually.