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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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What is SpywareStop?

This is a rouge anti-spyware program made to look like it will scan for and remove adware from user's PC.

About  (from C-Net Media)

Spyware and adware are software programs that are made with the Intention of allowing individuals and companies to spy on your web browsing activities. These programs literally invade your privacy, slow down your system and annoy you with constant popups.


SpywareStop is a program developed by C-Net Media. The main program executable is SpywareStop.srv.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows Vista (SP2). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in SpywareStop.
SpywareStop.srv.exe (492926c1646cd0c1089e4712bf175df2) has been flagged by the following 16 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir SPR/Tool.315392.6
Emsisoft A-Squared Virus.Win32.Spyware!IK
Bitdefender Application.Generic.80507
CAT-QuickHeal FraudTool.AntiSpyware.kz (Not a Virus)
Comodo Security 1670 Application.Win32.AdWare.AntiSpyware.~A
Fortinet FortiGate 6/14/2013 Misc/MalwareRomovalBot
G Data 13.6.19 Application.Generic.80507
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Virus.Win32.Spyware
K7 AntiVirus Non-Virus:
Artemis via McAfee 5678 potentially unwanted program Artemis!492926C1646C
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7105 Riskware.Tool.315392.6
ESET NOD32 4251 Win32/Adware.AntiSpyware2008
Panda Antivirus Application/AntiSpyware
Sophos 4.43 Mal/Generic-A
Trend Micro 10.465.14 TROJ_ANTISPYCH.C
Vba32 AntiVirus Win32.Adware.AntiSpyware2008
       View all 16 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SpywareStop\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{32ED78A1-4E72-4F16-96E4-63384953A5D0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by SpywareStop

Program executable:SpywareStop.srv.exe (Malware detected)
Name:PIE Service
Path:C:\Program Files\SpywareStop\SpywareStop.srv.exe
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) SpywareStop.srv.exe - PIE Service
  • zlib.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • TCL.dll

How do I remove SpywareStop?

Quickly and completely remove SpywareStop 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 SpywareStop 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 SpywareStop, 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 SpywareStop.
  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.
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Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%
Windows Vista (SP2)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

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


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