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Should I remove Spyware Terminator 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,715
United States Rank #8,653
Reach 0.0834%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.25 days
656.38 days >
Average installed length: 344.88 days


VersionDistribution 50.24% 26.58% 5.41% 5.41% 2.13% 3.71% 3.95% 0.18% 1.34% 1.03%

Spyware Terminator 2012

What is Spyware Terminator 2012?  (from Crawler)

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Spyware Terminator 2012 is a program developed by Crawler. The most used version is, 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is spywareterminator.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 19.19 MB (20,127,240 bytes). SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 26% of users of Spyware Terminator 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Known to include offers within the setup
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Spyware Terminator 2012.
Spywareterminatorshield.Exe (de5552c171eb156f4ba9e0135e2fb53e) has been flagged by the following 3 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir - RKit/Agent.nom
Prevx1 Individual - Heuristic: Suspicious File With Bad Child Associations
WebWasher Gateway - Rootkit.Agent.nom
SpywareTerminator.exe (17dcfddb833cb8ab1216b446addfea0d) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ByteHero BDV Trojan.Win32.Heur.Gen
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe (0f812ad48c67caa6372e545af34ccd66) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
ByteHero BDV Trojan.Win32.Heur.089
Clam AntiVirus PUA.Win32.Packer.BorlandDelphi-9
Spyware Terminator 2012 has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Crawler.com
URL: www.spywareterminator.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 19.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spyware Terminator 2012

Program executable:spywareterminator.exe
Name:Spyware Terminator 2012
Path:C:\Program Files\spyware terminator\spywareterminator.exe
Additional files:
  • sp_rsser.exe - Crawler Spyware Terminator (Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield Service)
  • (Malware detected) Spywareterminatorshield.Exe - Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield
  • STServer.Exe - Spyware Terminator Plugin (Crawler Spyware Terminator Plugin)
  • Spyware Terminator 2012 - Spyware Terminator 2012 (Spyware Terminator 2012 Setup)
  • SpywareTerminatorSetup.exe
  • SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe - Spyware Terminator 2012 Update Support
  • st_rsser.exe - Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service
  • st_rsser64.exe
  • STShell.dll - Spyware Terminator 2011 (Spyware Terminator 2011 Shell Menu Extension 32-bit)
  • STShell64.dll - Spyware Terminator 2011 Shell Menu Extension
  • TorrentDll.dll - Spyware Terminator 2011 Torrent Library
  • sptcontmenu.dll - Spyware Terminator (Crawler Spyware Terminator Shell Extension)
  • systemrestore.exe - System Restore
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Context Menu Handlers
  • STShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'STShellMenu64' with a class of {41C7F3AE-3A88-4CFE-A604-BCEC449ACB4D}.
  • STShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'STShellMenu' with a class of {F32C83B9-DF1D-42AD-9741-C52909703957}.
  • sptcontmenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'SPTContMenu' with a class of {BD88A479-9623-4897-8546-BC62B9628F44}.
Scheduled Task
  • SpywareTerminator.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Spyware Teminator' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 7:15 PM).
3 Services
  • st_rsser64.exe runs as a service named 'Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service' (ST2012_Svc) "Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service".
  • st_rsser.exe runs as a service named 'Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service' (ST2012_Svc) "Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service".
  • sp_rsser.exe runs as a service named 'Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield Service' (sp_rssrv).
Startup File (User Run)
  • SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SpywareTerminatorUpdate' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpywareTerminatorUpdater' which loads as C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe.
  • SpywareTerminatorShield.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpywareTerminator' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • SpywareTerminator.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SpywareTerminatorScan' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminator.exe" /BOOTSCAN.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe'.
  • SpywareTerminator.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminator.exe'.
Network connections
  • SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe connects to FL1-118-108-35-170.hkd.mesh.ad.jp ( port 6881).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0182671235%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01183862%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00642850%
0.015104% average
Memory:8.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0014835754%
Kernel CPU:0.00016366%
User CPU:0.00131992%
Memory:20.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0014412774%
Kernel CPU:0.00104866%
User CPU:0.00039262%

How do I remove Spyware Terminator 2012?

You can uninstall Spyware Terminator 2012 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 Terminator 2012, 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 Terminator 2012.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.45%
Windows 10 13.81%
Windows XP 13.26%
Windows Vista 7.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.16%
Windows 7 Professional 9.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.51%
Windows 8.1 4.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.86%
  Germany 24.68%
  Brazil 7.94%
  Italy 5.75%
  Czech Republic 3.49%
  France 2.87%
  United Kingdom 2.76%
  Spain 2.03%
  Hungary 1.97%
  Russia 1.80%
  Austria 1.58%
  Switzerland 1.24%
  Canada 1.13%
  Netherlands 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.17%
Acer 20.71%
Dell 18.53%
ASUS 8.86%
Medion 4.37%
American Megatrends 3.22%
Samsung 2.99%
Toshiba 2.99%
Lenovo 2.30%
Sahara 2.19%
Intel 2.19%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.21%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.92%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.62%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.33%

About Crawler

Run by Xacti Group Companies Crawler provides toolbar type programs for various Web browsers.
Publisher URL: www.crawler.com


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