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Should I remove Sunbelt CounterSpy?

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5% remove it95% keep it
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2.1.946.0 50.00%
1.5.82 50.00%

Sunbelt CounterSpy


Sunbelt CounterSpy is a program developed by Sunbelt Software. The most used version is 2.1.946.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 17.8 MB (18,661,390 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Sunbelt-Software.com
Help link: support.sunbelt-software.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_alp.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\Consumer\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0AD5AD99-6172-4385-8765-385FBE3A1013}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.8 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sunbelt CounterSpy

  • setup_1_5_82.exe - Sunbelt CounterSpy (Setup Launcher)
  • SBAP.dll - CounterSpy SDK (Active Protection)
  • SBAPPx.dll - Active Protection Proxy
  • SBCSRes.dll - Sunbelt CounterSpy Localized Resources
  • SBCSSvc.exe - Scan Service
  • SBCSSvcControl.exe - Service Control Application
  • SBCSTray.exe - Tray Application
  • SBRC.exe - Registry Cleaner
  • SBScanPx.dll - Scan Proxy
  • SBSvcPx.dll
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine
  • SBTNFT.dll - File Transfer
  • SBWSC.exe - WSC Application
  • XMLSerialize.dll - XML Serializer
  • CounterSpy.exe - CounterSpy
  • SBAntiSpywareLibrary.dll - AntiSpyware Library
  • SBAsPrivacyLib.dll - Privacy Library
  • SBASShredCtxShell.dll - File Shredder Context Menu
  • SBASSoapLib.dll
  • SBPorttoProcess.dll - Port to Process Library
  • SBShredder.exe - Secure File Shredder
  • SBTCPLib.dll - TCP Library
  • SBThreatHelper.dll
  • sunAntiSpywareLibrary.dll - CounterSpy Library
  • sunASCleaner.exe
  • sunasInstallHelper.exe - CounterSpy Installation Helper
  • sunASPrivacyLib.dll - CounterSpy Privacy Library
  • sunASShredCtxShell.dll
  • sunASSoapLib.dll
  • SunExecuteHook.dll - CounterSpy Shell Execute Hook
  • sunPorttoProcess.dll - CounterSpy Port to Process Library
  • SunProtectionServer.exe - CounterSpy Active Protection
  • SunServAlert.exe - CounterSpy Service Alert
  • SunServer.exe
  • sunShredder.exe - CounterSpy Secure File Shredder
  • SunTCPLib.dll - CounterSpy TCP Library
  • sunThreatEngine.exe - CounterSpy Threat Audit Engine
  • sunThreatHelper.dll
  • SBRes.dll - SWRes
  • SWRes.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SBCSSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Sunbelt CounterSpy Antispyware' (SBCSSvc) "Manages your antispyware application".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SBCSTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBCSTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\Consumer\SBCSTray.exe.

How do I remove Sunbelt CounterSpy?

Quickly and completely remove Sunbelt CounterSpy from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sunbelt CounterSpy 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 Sunbelt CounterSpy, 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 Sunbelt CounterSpy.

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 50.00%
Acer 50.00%


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