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SpySheriff - The Sheriff You Don't Want In Town

Did you get a blue screen warning you that the system has stopped to protect you from spyware the last time you tried to connect to the internet? If the answer is yes, there's a new sheriff in the virutal town of your computer system, and it's not an occasion for celebration. SpySheriff is an adware program that calls itself spyware protection. Instead of protecting your system from spyware, though, SpySheriff will only tell you that your machine has problems it doesn't, and in order to remedy those problems, you must purchase their program.

What is SpySheriff?

SpySheriff is an adware program that installs itself without your knowledge. It doesn't matter which version of Windows you're running, you are vulnerable to this particular adware program. It takes over your desktop, and it pretends to be protecting your machine from spyware download problems. It can change your computer's settings, install other spyware and adware programs, display unwanted advertisements at any time during your computing experience, and make you vulnerable to other security problems by reporting your data to a home server.

What Might I Notice With SpySheriff?

SpySheriff displays a number of very noticeable symptoms on your machine. One of the first things you will most likely notice is an odd message when you attempt to connect using your browser. Many report a blue screen style security message that reports "Your system has been stopped to protect you from Spyware." Other users report that their desktop wallpaper is gone. It is typically replaced with the following message: "SPYWARE INFECTION! Your system is infected with spyware. Windows recommends that you use a spyware removal tool to prevent loss of data. Using this PC before having it cleaned of spyware threats is highly discouraged." You may also notice popups for other programs. It does, though, have a more malicious side to it. Users who have SpySheriff are unable to run a system restore in normal mode, and in some forms of Windows, the program creates an administrator account to block users from working with certain programs.

How Did I Get SpySheriff?

Nobody is one hundred percent sure where SpySheriff comes from exactly, but the chances are good that you got it with your last download. It came attached to other programs, and you simply didn't notice it attached to the list, or for some reason, the download you wanted didn't bother to tell you that SpySheriff would come attached.

Who Owns SpySheriff?

This is a tough question to answer. The best information anyone can find is a false address in London, England, for a company called SS Development. Like most adware programs, though, SpySheriff's creators have proven quite difficult to locate. One thing that may strike you as odd, though, is that SpySheriff's site makes it sound like a great program. They quote an NBC program as having positively reviewed the program. This claim, though, is clearly a false one.

Are There Other Programs Like It?

SpySheriff is not the lone adware program in the vast internet desert. There are many programs that mimic its effects. PestTrap, PestWiper, SpywareNo, SpywareDemolisher, SpyFalcon, Spy Trooper, BraveSentry, and Diaremover all seem to be program clones created to cause the same system problems.

How Can I Remove SpySheriff?

Like most adware programs, SpySheriff is a tough one to get rid of. Most users report that trying to remove SpySheriff through the add/remove programs function of Windows either does nothing or causes your system to crash. SpySheriff removal is even trickier because if you just get rid of part of it, the entire thing will reinstall on your system, thus causing you a few more problems than you had to begin with.

One of the best ways to eliminate it from your system is to run your spyware removal tool. If you don't have a good spyware elimination program, it's certainly time to get one. The tough poart, though, is knowing which one to get. So many adware programs claim to be spyware removal tools. In truth, downloading them just causes more problems within your system. As a result, it's important to read unbiased reviews carefully, and only download a program that you know will truly do what it says. One great one on the market today is ParetoLogic.

You can also remove SpySheriff by doing a system restore. The trick to doing this right with SpySheriff, though, is to boot to Safe Mode, then run system restore. SpySheriff is smarter than most adware programs, as it tries to prevent you from accessing your system restore function in normal mode, so it's important to find a way around that, and Safe Mode seems to do it.

If you'd prefer to manually remove SpySheriff, you'll have to not only remove a number of program file entries, you'll also have to delete all of the registry keys it has created. If you are unfamiliar with your computer system, or you've never dealt with your computer's registry in the past, it's important that you not start now. Working within your registry can seriously damage your computer, and you should consider working with a professional by your side the first time you attempt it. A list of program files and registry keys that must be eliminated in order to get rid of SpySheriff follows this article.

SpySheriff is not the program you want protecting your computer. Get rid of it today.

To manually remove SpySherriff, first delete the following program files:

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffbase.avd

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffbase001.avd

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffbase002.avd

%ProgramFiles%SpySherifffound.wav

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffheur000.dll

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffheur001.dll

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffheur002.dll

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffheur003.dll

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffIESecurity.dll

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffnotfound.wav

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffProcMon.dll

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffremoved.wav

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffSpySheriff.dvm

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffSpySheriff.exe

%ProgramFiles%SpySheriffUninstall.exe

%UserProfile%DesktopSpySheriff.lnk

%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSpySheriff.lnk

That complete, you need to remove the following registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSpySheriff
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSNO2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSpySheriff



Removing SpySheriff 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 SpySheriff 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 SpySheriff 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 SpySheriff 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 SpySheriff 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 SpySheriff.




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