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Should I remove xp-AntiSpy -2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,787
United States Rank #15,823
Reach 0.0831%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.08 days
385.73 days >
Average installed length: 202.67 days


3.9-1 0.06%

xp-AntiSpy 3.98-2

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xp-AntiSpy 3.98-2 is a program developed by Christian Taubenheim. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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. The main program executable is xp-antispy.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 669.97 KB (686,047 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 64% of users of xp-AntiSpy -2 come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xp-antispy.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\xp-antispy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\xp-AntiSpy\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 669.97 KB

Program filesFiles installed by xp-AntiSpy 3.98-2

Program executable:xp-antispy.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\xp-antispy\xp-antispy.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • xp-AntiSpy.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {F048A610-87EA-4b7e-9745-0B39873F79C5}.
Scheduled Task
  • xp-AntiSpy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8C089814-582A-408A-AD75-9A48FD489C03}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • xp-AntiSpy.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'xp-AntiSpy Profile Check' and executes as C:\Program Files\xp-AntiSpy\xp-AntiSpy.exe /check.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • xp-AntiSpy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\xp-AntiSpy\xp-AntiSpy.exe'.

How do I remove xp-AntiSpy -2?

Quickly and completely remove xp-AntiSpy 3.98-2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall xp-AntiSpy -2 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 xp-AntiSpy 3.98-2, 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 xp-AntiSpy -2.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by xp-AntiSpy 3.98-2 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.44%
Windows XP 21.13%
Windows 10 12.70%
Windows Vista 2.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.19%
Windows 7 Professional 17.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.19%
Windows 8.1 3.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.03% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 64.03%
  United States 9.89%
  Italy 4.26%
  Austria 3.77%
  Poland 3.28%
  France 2.66%
  Netherlands 1.30%
  Switzerland 1.24%
  Russia 0.87%
  Czech Republic 0.87%
  Spain 0.68%
  United Kingdom 0.62%
  Belgium 0.49%
  Hungary 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.67%
Dell 14.01%
Hewlett-Packard 11.93%
ASUS 10.68%
Medion 8.74%
American Megatrends 6.10%
Samsung 4.16%
Intel 4.16%
Sahara 2.77%
Lenovo 1.66%
Toshiba 1.25%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.11%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.20%
MSI MS-7641 2.70%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.40%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.10%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.10%


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