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As we come to rely on our computers more and more for everyday functions, we've all had to become a bit more tech savvy.  We know to run regular security scans, not to open emails from unknown senders, and not to provide any personal or financial information to suspect sources.  Our very caution, though, is what rogue antivirus programs, like Spyaway, depend on.

Introduction to Spyaway

Spyaway is a typical rogue antivirus program, and learning to recognize the signs and symptoms of such a program will help you avoid being persuaded to buy ineffectual software.  Spyaway is trying to sell you computer protection because you have several severe security threats in your system.  What's the problem?  Don't we need protection?  Of course we do, but there are two important points to remember:

  • You do not have security issues in your system, other than the presence of Spyaway itself.
  • Spyaway is not going to protect your computer, nor will it remove the real cause of any current issues you are experiencing, itself. 

Using pop-ups, redirects, and other tools of the rogue trade, Spyaway hopes to convince you that you need it.  Be assured that your computer and your wallet are much better off without it.

Accessing Your Computer:  How Does Spyaway Get In?

There are two versions of Spyaway, the free version, which is installed by Trojans, and the paid or full version, which is installed by the user.  What is the difference?  There is no difference other than the money you pay.  Neither program is able to detect threats or remove them. 

You are treated to the full version courtesy of Trojans.  These are typically associated with adult, gaming, trending, freeware, shareware, and social networking sites.  There is a broad range of sites affected, so you do not necessarily have to have visited a "questionable" site.  Clicking on an ad, banner, image, video, or link may allow Trojans carrying Spyaway into your system. 

The paid version is installed directly by the user.  After being bombarded by pop-ups warning of security threats, many users react by purchasing the program.  The hope is to quickly and safely resolve these issues.  Unfortunately, there is no protection from current or future risks.

How Do You Know Spyaway is in Your System?

Recognizing the "free" version of Spyaway is essential so you can avoid spending money and take steps to remove it immediately.  After an initial period of dormancy, during which Spyaway reconfigures your security setting in order to operate freely, you will begin noticing the following:

  • Slowed computer function.  Spyaway runs continually in the background, and so it diverts your system resources for itself. 
  • Redirects.  When attempting to navigate to your homepage, website, or conduct a search, you may be redirected to rogue sites, which urge you to buy Spyaway. 
  • Flashing icons on your system tray or new desktop shortcuts.  When clicked on, these direct you to such rogue websites or cause a message to pop-up.
  • Pop-ups.  You will begin to notice these appearing on your screen whether you are online or not.  The warning messages are designed to mock that of legitimate security programs and they indicate that Trojans, adware, spyware, and other forms of malware have been found in your system.  You are urged to buy Spyaway.  It cannot be emphasized strongly enough that these are entirely false.
  • The scan results windows you begin seeing are also completely fabricated by Spyaway.  In one version, an official-looking pop-up gives you the option of running a scan.  In another, it indicates that a scan has already been run.  Spyaway cannot scan your computer anymore than it can remove threats.  This is all part of the show.  You will see the Spyaway name printed clearly in the top left corner, so take that extra second and you can do much to avoid these rogues.

Removing Spyaway

To prevent further security risks and to return your computer to optimal functioning, it is important to remove Spyaway as soon as possible.  First a look at what will not be effective:

  • Using the delete or uninstall function or deleting icons or shortcuts.  This may remove the surface traces of Spyaway, but rogue antivirus programs are designed to hide deep in your system registry and evade detection.
  • Running your antivirus program.  In the first place, your antivirus program failed to detect Spyaway, and in the second, Spyaway is not classified as a virus so detection and removal are not likely with this method.

Manually removing Spyaway is possible, though it is not recommended for those with little technical experience because there is the risk that you could delete necessary programs or fail to remove each file or registry value associated with Spyaway.  It can then repair itself and continue running. 

Using a program like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) to automatically remove Spyaway is a much preferred option because there is no risk.  You can safely and effectively remove Spyaway.  XoftSpySE is not an antivirus program; it has been specifically designed to detect and remove resistant and elusive forms of malware, such as rogue antivirus programs. 

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Removing Spyaway Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of Spyaway and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove Spyaway Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing Spyaway please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.

Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on Spyaway and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse Spyaway.

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