Do you know what CompuSpy is?
If you are wondering what in the world CompuSpy is then we want to take the time to tell you that it is nothing more than a dangerous keylogging program that could potentially ruin your life. Basically, CompuSpy is a commercial keylogger program that has the ability to track your chat sessions, emails, instant messages or any keystrokes that you make on your keyboard.
CompuSpy may have been installed for the purpose of monitory activity on yoru computer maybe to see what your kids are doing or to keep track of what information is being sent online. CompuSpy on the other hand is used as a malicious tool where hackers are able to steal your personal information and possibly use it against you for monetary gain.
In non-techie terms:
It is best to remove CompuSpy and never purchase this program because it does more harm than good. We suspect that hackers created CompuSpy with the intent to steal personal information such as usernames and passwords from computer users online. Do not purchase or install CompuSpy under any circumstances.
CompuSpy Automatic Removal Instructions
CompuSpy Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. CompuSpy manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that CompuSpy will be removed completely. So read the CompuSpy removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall CompuSpy Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall CompuSpy if found.
- To stop CompuSpy processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these CompuSpy processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister CompuSpy DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these CompuSpy DLLs:
To locate the CompuSpy DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type CompuSpy and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the CompuSpy DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister CompuSpy registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these CompuSpy registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove CompuSpy Directories.
To find CompuSpy directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following CompuSpy directories:
Right-click on the CompuSpy folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder CompuSpy and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting CompuSpy could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove CompuSpy icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the CompuSpy manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your CompuSpy problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that CompuSpy will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.