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Should I remove Spyware Striker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,056
United States Rank #26,658
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.93 days
322.55 days >
Average installed length: 169.48 days


7.6.9 5.41%
7.6.4 2.70%
7.6.0 8.11%
7.5.9 5.41%
7.5.7 29.73%
7.5.5 10.81%
7.5.3 8.11%
7.5.1 5.41%
7.4.9 5.41%
7.4.8 2.70%
7.4.0 2.70%
7.1.7 2.70%
7.1.2 2.70%
7.1.0 8.11%

Spyware Striker

What is Spyware Striker?

From the site: "The free download of Ascentive’s Registry Cleaner, Anti-Malware Software, and other trial products are intended to find issues, errors, threats, junk, and clutter that can be removed by single or multiple Ascentive products after paid activation. The free scans do not require payment and are set to run automatically every 7 days for your convenience. Uninstall is easy and can be done at any time using “Add/Remove Programs” on any Windows machine. Your results may vary. Speed improvements are dependent on what is actually limiting a particular computer and may require more than one product category or remedy for ultimate success."

About  (from Ascentive)

Ascentive’s spyware remover software is easy to download and install, and even easier to use. There are no complicated settings, no confusing manuals to read and no annoying 3rd party ad popups. With a simple one-click download and step-by-step Easy-Install, our spyware software is the perfect solution to get your PC u...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ascentive.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Spyware Striker
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Spyware Striker\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 16.25 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by Spyware Striker

Program executable:spywarestriker.exe
Name:Spyware Striker Pro
Spyware Striker Pro Application
Path:C:\Program Files\ascentive\spyware striker\spywarestriker.exe
Spyware Striker from Ascentive, the group that does the FinallyFastPC infomercials, is an antivirus/antimalware program. Spyware Striker is not an recognized antimalware program by any independent certifying agency such as Virus Bulletin....
Additional files:
  • Launcher.exe - Spyware Striker Launcher (Spyware Striker Launcher Application)
  • XmlLib.dll
  • SPSDD.dll - Spyware Striker Pro (Spyware Striker Pro Updater DLL)
  • SPSDefsUpdaterLang.dll
  • SPSLang.dll
  • Uninstall.exe - Spyware Striker
  • SPSDefsUpdater.exe - SPSDefsUpdater (Spyware Striker Pro Updater Application)
  • MailSupport.exe - Mail Support (Mail Support Application)
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll (by Sunbelt Software)
  • SBRC.exe (by Sunbelt Software) - Registry Cleaner
  • vipre.dll (by GFI Software) - VIPRE Threat detection and remediation system
  • SBAMSvc.exe - Sunbelt AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module (Sunbelt Software Anti Malware Service)
  • SBAMSvcPS.dll - SBAMSvcP Dynamic Link Library
  • sbap.dll - Active Protection Library
  • SBArva.dll - Sunbelt Email Antivirus
  • SBCA.dll - Custom Actions for the Installer
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • SbHips.dll - Sunbelt Personal Firewall (Legacy Host Intrusion Prevention System)
  • SBSetupDrivers.exe - Sunbelt Firewall SDK Installer
  • mimepp.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc) - Hunny MIME++ Library (DLL for Hunny MIME++ Library)
  • gfiark.dll (by ThreatTrack Security) - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • gfiarksh.dll (by GFI Software)
  • kbu.dll - VIPRE Antivirus (kbu Dynamic Link Library)
  • lmx-MD-vc8.dll (by Codalogic Ltd) - LMX Application (LMX Library v6.1)
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SpywareStriker.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Spyware Striker Pro_deborah-PC@deborah'.
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{55C90102-FFC8-4B86-BF44-640D9FDBB792}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • SpywareStriker.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Spyware Striker Pro@Logon.
  • SPSDefsUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Spyware Striker Pro - Definitions Updater@Logon.
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'AntiMalware' (SBAMSvc) "Manages your antispyware and antivirus application".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • SPSDefsUpdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Spyware Striker Pro - Definitions Updater' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Spyware Striker\SPSDefsUpdater.exe -m.
  • SpywareStriker.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Spyware Striker Pro' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Spyware Striker\SpywareStriker.exe -m.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SBRC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SBRegRebootCleaner' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Spyware Striker\SBRC.exe".
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spyware Striker Pro' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Spyware Striker\Launcher.exe -m.
  • SpywareStriker.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Spyware Striker Pro' which loads as C:\Program Files\Ascentive\Spyware Striker\SpywareStriker.exe -m.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.64 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003392019%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003742%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00030178%
0.015104% average
Memory:38.19 MB
Total CPU:0.0020109832%
Kernel CPU:0.00104388%
User CPU:0.00096710%
I/O reads/min:14.19 MB
I/O writes/min:1.04 MB

How do I remove Spyware Striker?

You can uninstall Spyware Striker 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Spyware Striker, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Striker.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.35%
Windows Vista 29.73%
Windows 10 13.51%
Windows XP 5.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 24.32%
Windows 8.1 10.81%
Windows 7 Professional 8.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.41%
Windows Vista Business 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.06%
  Germany 3.17%
  Belgium 1.59%
  France 1.59%
  United Kingdom 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 38.24%
Hewlett-Packard 38.24%
ASUS 5.88%
Gateway 2.94%
Acer 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Lenovo 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.45%
LENOVO 90BG001KUS 3.23%
HP-Pavilion NY639AA-ABA p... 3.23%
HP-Pavilion AY652AA-ABA s... 3.23%
Hewlett-Packard 500-123w 3.23%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 3.23%

About (from Ascentive)

Our mission is to provide our customers with easy-to-use products that work together to bring PCs back to life and improve their family's security.
Publisher URL: www.ascentive.com


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