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Should I remove Spyware Terminator 2012?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,375
United States Rank #13,311
Reach 0.0398%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.68 days
226.69 days >
Average installed length: 119.11 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Spyware Terminator 2012

What is Spyware Terminator 2012?  (from Crawler)

Effectively remove spyware from your PC and prevent infections with 24/7 real-time protection. Anyone that uses the Internet is at risk of losing their privacy and having their computer seriously damaged by spyware. Spyware performs certain behaviors like delivering advertising, changing your computer configuration or ...  Read more


Spyware Terminator 2012 is a software program developed by Crawler. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 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 primary executable is named spywareterminator.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 20.12 MB (21,094,076 bytes). The installed file SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 28% of users of Spyware Terminator 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Italy.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Spyware Terminator 2012.
SpywareTerminatorShield.exe (9f33c00b5074a238f28d439a7aafb2e0) has been flagged by the following 4 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O
Dr.Web Program.Unwanted.304
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.229 Suspicious_GEN.F47V0503
SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe (46db104a61fdae4ffd613c509d524565) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
AVG Generic.F56
CMC Antivirus Packed.Win32.Obfuscated.10!O

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.spywareterminator.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 20.12 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:
  • SpywareTerminatorShield.exe - Spyware Terminator 2012 (Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield)
  • 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
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • STShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'STShellMenu' with a class of {F32C83B9-DF1D-42AD-9741-C52909703957}.
  • STShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'STShellMenu64' with a class of {41C7F3AE-3A88-4CFE-A604-BCEC449ACB4D}.
2 Services
  • st_rsser.exe runs as a service named 'Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service' (ST2012_Svc) "Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service".
  • st_rsser64.exe runs as a service named 'Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service' (ST2012_Svc) "Spyware Terminator 2012 Realtime Shield Service".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • 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".
  • 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.
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'.

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) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.78%
Windows 10 31.05%
Windows XP 7.22%
Windows Vista 4.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.45%
Windows 8.1 10.15%
Windows 7 Professional 9.90%
Windows 8 7.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.64%
  Brazil 15.45%
  Italy 10.30%
  Germany 6.16%
  France 5.65%
  Czech Republic 4.40%
  United Kingdom 3.14%
  Russia 2.01%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  Portugal 1.63%
  Spain 1.63%
  Canada 1.63%
  Hungary 1.13%
  Mexico 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.88%
Acer 20.09%
Dell 19.20%
ASUS 12.28%
Samsung 5.80%
Lenovo 4.91%
Toshiba 3.57%
American Megatrends 1.79%
Sahara 1.79%
Intel 1.34%
Medion 0.89%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM6330_CM6630_CM6... 17.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.29%
Dell Inspiron 3521 1.83%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.38%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.38%

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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