AntispyDeluxe Removal Process (remove AntiSpyDeluxe)

March 26, 2008

AntiSpy DeLuxe Explanation

AntispyDeluxe, which is also known as Antispy Deluxe or AntispyDeluxe 7.3, is a malicious anti-spyware program that does not aide in the removal of spyware despite its advertisements. AntispyDeluxe is installed from the Vundo Trojan or Zlob Trojan which may be obtained through a video codec download or P2P website. AntispyDeluxe prompts users with multiple popups and alert messages stating that you are infected with parasites while offering a chance for you to purchase AntispyDeluxe. This is a scam developed by the makers of AntispyDeluxe. AntispyDeluxe cannot be trusted. Do not under any conditions purchase the AntispyDeluxe program.

Are you getting popups from AntiSpy DeLuxe? Have you identified that you have AntiSpy DeLuxe installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove AntiSpy DeLuxe completely from your computer?

Why should you remove AntiSpy DeLuxe?

If AntiSpy DeLuxe resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that AntiSpy DeLuxe may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking AntiSpy DeLuxe removal process.

How can you manually remove AntiSpy DeLuxe

Manual removal of AntiSpy DeLuxe may not be for everyone. Each manual AntiSpy DeLuxe removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic AntiSpy DeLuxe removal process.

AntiSpy DeLuxe can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate AntiSpy DeLuxe in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find AntiSpy DeLuxe, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

    AntiSpy DeLuxe
    Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\AntiSpy DeLuxe
  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing AntiSpy DeLuxe. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with AntiSpy DeLuxe from your computer.

    AntiSpy DeLuxe.exe
    AntiSpy DeLuxe.lnk
    Register AntiSpy DeLuxe.lnk

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with AntiSpy DeLuxe, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with AntiSpy DeLuxe by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\AntiSpy DeLuxe folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed AntiSpy DeLuxe completely from your computer. If you find that AntiSpy DeLuxe is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic AntiSpy DeLuxe removal process.

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