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Should I remove SparkTrust AntiVirus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
49% remove it51% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #37,114
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.51 days
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Average installed length: 38.94 days


VersionDistribution 50.00% 28.57% 21.43%

SparkTrust AntiVirus

What is SparkTrust AntiVirus?  (from SparkTrust)

SparkTrust AntiVirus protects your computer by using a variety of proven and cutting edge detection methods to catch viruses and malware. It utilizes signature-based detection and, with free, frequent database updates, keeps you protected against emerging threats. In addition, SparkTrust AntiVirus employs heuristics an...  Read more


SparkTrust AntiVirus is a software program developed by SparkTrust. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. The primary executable is named sparktrust.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 29.06 MB (30,467,536 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 86% of users of SparkTrust AntiVirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: sparktrust.com/sparktrustantivirus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SparkTrust\SparkTrust AntiVirus
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SparkTrust\SparkTrust AntiVirus\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 29.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SparkTrust AntiVirus

Program executable:sparktrust.exe
Name:SparkTrust AntiVirus
Path:C:\Program Files\sparktrust\sparktrust antivirus\sparktrust.exe
Additional files:
  • res.dll - SparkTrust AntiVirus Premium (SparkTrust AntiVirus)
  • uninstall.exe - SparkTrust AntiVirus (SparkTrust AntiVirus Uninstaller)
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe (by GFI Software) - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer)
  • kbu.dll (by GFI Software) - VIPRE Antivirus (kbu Dynamic Link Library)
  • uus_ac.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SparkTrust.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SparkTrust AntiVirus Startup.

How do I remove SparkTrust AntiVirus?

Quickly and completely remove SparkTrust AntiVirus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall SparkTrust AntiVirus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program SparkTrust AntiVirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove SparkTrust AntiVirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 21%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 49%
Keep it 51%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows XP 21.43%
Windows 8 21.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Windows 8 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.21%
  United Kingdom 10.34%
  Australia 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.36%
Dell 18.18%
Toshiba 18.18%
Samsung 9.09%
Lenovo 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 20.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 10.00%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1311 10.00%
eMachines EL1352G 10.00%


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