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What percent of users and experts removed it?
72% remove it28% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1.0.1 100.00%

Spyware King

What is Spyware King?

Distributed by the the same group that bundles Activeris Antimalware, a rogue security program.

About  (from Fiorentino Media)

With just the click of a button Spyware King will optimize and remove spyware from your PC. With Spyware King you can easily customize the scan to include or exclude certain folders.

Overview

Spyware King is a program developed by Fiorentino Media. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up (this is typically done to avoid any UAC prompts). A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is spywareking.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 17.69 MB (18,549,042 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
Spyware King has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Spyware King.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Spyware King
URL: www.spywareking.com/spyware-king
Help link: www.spywareking.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Spyware King\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Spyware King\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spyware King

Program executable:spywareking.exe
Name:Spyware King
Path:C:\Program Files\spyware king\spywareking.exe
MD5:a3c77734a5aee8e32219f965587ea1fb
Additional files:
  • AppManager.exe - Spyware King
  • scandll.dll
  • spksys.dll - Licmgr Dynamic Link Library
  • Xceed.FileSystem.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Zip for .NET (Xceed FileSystem for .NET)
  • filetypehelper.exe - File Type Helper
  • AppResource.dll
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.DLL (by CodePlex Community) - TaskService (Task Scheduler Wrapper)
  • System.Core.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework)
  • System.Data.SQLite.dll - System.Data.SQLite (System.Data.SQLite Interop Library)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • Xceed.Compression.dll (by Xceed Software) - Xceed Compression for .NET
  • Xceed.Compression.Formats.dll - Xceed Streaming Compression for .NET
  • Xceed.Zip.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AppManager.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Spyware King' (runs weekly on Mondays at 4:04 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • spywareking.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Spyware King_startup.

How do I remove Spyware King?

Quickly and completely remove Spyware King from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Spyware King 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 Spyware King, 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 Spyware King.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 10 17%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 72%
Keep it 28%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 83.33%
Windows 8.1 16.67%

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?
Acer 33.33%
Toshiba 16.67%
Sony 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 16.67%
Sony VPCEH37FX 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 20-b014 16.67%
Gateway FX6800-01e 16.67%
eMachines ET1331G 16.67%
ASUSTeK K54C 16.67%

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