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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,903
United States Rank #35,632
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.31 days
68.16 days >
Average installed length: 35.81 days


VersionDistribution 5.41% 35.14% 24.32% 8.11% 21.62% 5.41%

XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro

What is XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro?

XoftSpy Detects & Removes Spyware, Adware, Hijackers & Other Malicious Files.

About  (from ParetoLogic)

XoftSpy is the latest and most advanced Spyware detection & removal application on the Internet. XoftSpy scans your PC's memory, registry, files & folders for Spyware, Adware, Spybots, Malware, Spy Pop-ups, Keyloggers, and Unwanted Toolbars! Our 40,000+ definition database makes it one of the largest on the Internet. W...  Read more


XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro is a software program developed by ParetoLogic. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named xoftspy.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 28.21 MB (29,578,209 bytes). The installed file AVUpdater.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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 65% of users of XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ParetoLogic, Inc.
URL: www.paretologic.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\ParetoLogic\XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 28.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro

Program executable:xoftspy.exe
Name:XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\paretologic\xoftspy antivirus pro\xoftspy.exe
Additional files:
  • AVUpdater.exe - XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro (AVUpdater)
  • res.dll - AntiVirus
  • uninstall.exe - XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro Uninstaller
  • IncompatiblePrograms.dll (by GFI Software) - GFI AntiMalware Active Protection SDK Merge Module
  • SBRC.exe (by GFI Software) - Registry Cleaner
  • vipre.dll - VIPRE Threat detection and remediation system
  • SBAMOutlook.dll - GFI AntiMalware Email AV SDK Merge Module (Outlook Antivirus Plugin)
  • GFI.Tools.Run64.exe - GFI AntiMalware Common SDK Merge Module (GFI Software Run64 Application)
  • SBAMSvc.exe - GFI Software Anti Malware Service
  • SBAMSvcPS.dll - SBAMSvcP Dynamic Link Library
  • sbap.dll - Active Protection Library
  • SBArva.dll - GFI Email Antivirus
  • SBCA.dll - Custom Actions for the Installer
  • SBTE.dll - Threat Engine Dynamic Link Library
  • SpursDownload.dll - Spurs Download Dynamic Link Library
  • mimepp.dll (by Hunny Software, Inc) - Hunny MIME++ Library (DLL for Hunny MIME++ Library)
  • gfiark.dll (by ThreatTrack Security) - VIPRE Anti-Rootkit
  • gfiarksh.dll
  • SbFwe.dll - GFI Firewall SDK (GFI Firewall SDK Firewall Engine Library)
  • SbHips.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Host Intrusion Prevention System Library
  • sbsetupdrivers.exe - GFI Firewall SDK Drivers Installer
  • SBTIS.dll - GFI Firewall SDK Transport Inspection System Library
  • SbWebFilter.dll - GFI Firewall SDK WebFilter Library
  • oeapiinitcom.dll (by Nektra) - OEAPI (OEAPI oeapiinitcom)
  • oecom.dll (by Nektra) - OEAPI oecom
  • oehook.dll - OEAPI oehook
  • oestore.dll - OEAPI oestore
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library
  • uus_ac.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • XoftSpy.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro Startup.
  • SBAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'OMG Antivirus' (SBAMSvc) "Manages your antispyware and antivirus application".
Startup File (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\UnThreat AntiVirus\SBRC.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009143943%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00062796%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00028644%
0.015104% average
Memory:101.79 MB
Total CPU:0.0013716441%
Kernel CPU:0.00072748%
User CPU:0.00064417%
CPU cycles/sec:144,067,746
I/O reads/min:35.3 MB
I/O writes/min:3.42 MB

How do I remove XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro?

You can uninstall XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro 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 XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro, 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 XoftSpy AntiVirus Pro.

Win 10 46%
Win XP 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 50%
Keep it 50%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 45.95%
Windows 7 37.84%
Windows Vista 10.81%
Windows XP 5.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 24.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.62%
Windows 10 Home 13.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.58%
  United Kingdom 8.33%
  Germany 4.17%
  Canada 4.17%
  France 2.08%
  Switzerland 2.08%
  Australia 2.08%
  India 2.08%
  New Zealand 2.08%
  Philippines 2.08%
  DK 2.08%
  Italy 2.08%
  Saudi Arabia 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 22.86%
Toshiba 14.29%
ASUS 8.57%
Acer 8.57%
Lenovo 5.71%
MSI 5.71%
Sony 2.86%
Medion 2.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.56%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.56%
Packard Bell EasyNote LM8... 2.78%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 2.78%
Dell OptiPlex GX520 ... 2.78%
ASUSTeK T100TA 2.78%


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