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SpyAxe - Putting the Ax on You, Not Your Spyware

SpyAxe is one of the hundreds of adware programs out there that claims to help you remove spyware from your computer. Just like all of those other programs, it will use scare tactics to get you to invest in the full version of the program, then do little to actually help your machine.

What is SpyAxe?

SpyAxe is an adware program that wants you to believe you have a spyware infestation on your computer. It is downloaded and installed on your computer through the use of a trojan, and it puts you at risk of other adware programs by changing your internet security settings. Moreover, there is some evidence that SpyAxe might install other spyware programs in an attempt to show you that you machine is infected so you will actually purchase the program.

What Might I Notice With SpyAxe?

If you do have SpyAxe on your computer, you are likely to notice a number of things. The primary signal that you have SpyAxe will be little popup balloons in the task bar or in the system tray. For the most part, they say things like "Your Computer Is In Danger! Windows Security Center spyware/adware infection! It is strongly recommended to use special antispyware tools to prevent data loss. Click here to install the latest protection tools!" Unfortunately, these often look just like the actual Windows notifications you may get, and it frightens many users into thinking they have to do something immediately. Once you click on the balloon, though, you risk other adware installations, and you will most certainly be prompted for payment for the full version of SpyAxe.

How Did I Get SpyAxe?

It can be difficult to pin down exactly how you came in contact with SpyAxe, but for many users, SpyAxe hit you when your were browsing the internet. Many report an association with the Zlob Trojan. There's a vulnerable spot in recent versions of Windows that allow SpyAxe and programs like it to slip through the cracks. Windows has developed a patch for it, but if you don't update regularly, you are at risk. Windows Security Bulletin describes it as thus:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Graphics Rendering Engine because of the way that it handles Windows Metafile (WMF) images. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted WMF image that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited a malicious Web site or opened a specially crafted attachment in e-mail. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.

Are There Others?

Unfortunately, SpyAxe is not alone out there. There are lots of programs like it, and the most closely related seems to be the family of SpySheriff products. PestTrap, PestWiper, SpywareNo, SpywareDemolisher, SpyFalcon, Spy Trooper, BraveSentry, and Diaremover all seem to be similar programs that will cause similar effects to your machine.

How Can I Remove SpyAxe?

SpyAxe can be a bit of a tough removal process, like most of the other adware programs that make themselves at home on your computer today. Many users have tried to remove it via the add/remove programs button, but either that doesn't take care of it for many folks beacause it just reinstalls itself, or it can cause your system to crash because of the way this adware functions on your machine.

One of the easiest ways to remove SpyAxe is to run your anti-spyware software. If you don't currently have good anti-spyware software on your machine,  it's time to get some. ParetoLogic is a good choice, but if you want to look around a bit, beware of program clones like SpyAxe. They all charge a good chunk of money, frighten you into believing you have serious problems that you don't, then do little or nothing about it when you do pay the money. All in all, they simply slow your system down. Once you do have good anti-spyware tools on your computer, be sure to update them regularly and scan you machine at least once per week.

Your other option with SpyAxe is to remove the associated program files and registry keys. Keep in mind, though, that if you've never done this before, it's best to do it with a professional at your side the first time through, because making a mistake in your registry could be disastrous.

SpyAxe is sure to keep you from running as well as you should. Get rid of it today.

In order to manually remove SpyAxe, get rid of the following program files:

C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorApplication DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchSpyAxe 3.0.lnk

C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorDesktopSpyAxe.lnk

C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorStart MenuProgramsSpyAxe

C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorStart MenuProgramsSpyAxeSpyAxe 3.0 Website.lnk

C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorStart MenuProgramsSpyAxeSpyAxe 3.0.lnk

C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorStart MenuProgramsSpyAxeUninstall SpyAxe 3.0.lnk

C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorStart MenuSpyAxe 3.0.lnk

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxe

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxeLang

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxeLangEnglish.ini

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxeQuarantine

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxeSpyAxe.exe

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxeSpyAxe.url

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxemsvcp71.dll

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxemsvcr71.dll

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxesignatures.ref

%ProgramFiles%SpyAxeuninst.exe

You must also eliminate these from your registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionApp Pathsspyaxe.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSpyAxe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareSpyAxe
HKEY_CURRENT_USERAppIDSpyAxe.EXE
HKEY_CURRENT_USERAppID{70F17C8C-1744-41B6-9D07-575DB448DCC5}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERCLSID{957BAB51-81FF-8195-F273-D7E286EA702F}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{0F68A8AA-A9A8-4711-BE36-AE363EFA6443}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{28420952-C82B-47D9-A042-FA2217D8A082}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{3C099C83-8587-4B35-8AF0-FC3A169CE14F}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{3FE13F31-E890-4C37-8213-4B5F9A511C26}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{4CAD27DC-1B60-42F4-820E-316FE0A13512}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{54874D12-C0C6-44CC-83FB-2C35202F881B}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{54A3200B-D76E-48D1-B35C-D87EAF6D90BD}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{663DFE59-032C-46FB-A09A-FFC2DC074F54}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{69CE4FBC-4861-4206-8211-DD5A9EE79AD3}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{AFA9056F-AA11-4771-AE01-04ECFDE18206}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{B8F2487F-AA6A-4914-9A3F-DB84E6868D66}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{E4645720-E02F-4BB2-8E6D-BE7653DD1BF2}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{FA46B160-C9DD-4040-B9D9-CCF5D3DB5438}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{FC1F0C2C-8117-427D-816C-215B68524F74}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{FD1EEE96-8DC7-478D-BE3B-7D06AC67FB66}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERInterface{FD8E5ED7-0091-416F-A55B-1D072D58A24F}
HKEY_CURRENT_USERTypeLib{2BB3BCBF-411A-4C67-8E69-F4BB301DC333}



Removing SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe 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 SpyAxe.




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