Spybot - Search & Destroy Spybot - Search & Destroy

A guide to uninstall Spybot - Search & Destroy from your system

Spybot - Search & Destroy is a Windows application. Read below about how to remove it from your computer. It is made by Safer Networking Limited. Open here for more info on Safer Networking Limited. You can get more details related to Spybot - Search & Destroy at . The application is frequently located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy folder (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for uninstalling Spybot - Search & Destroy is C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\unins000.exe. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might get a notification for admin rights. SpybotSD.exe is the programs's main file and it takes close to 5.12 MB (5365592 bytes) on disk.

The executables below are part of Spybot - Search & Destroy. They take about 18.11 MB (18990960 bytes) on disk.

  • blindman.exe (418.84 KB)
  • SDFiles.exe (1.68 MB)
  • SDMain.exe (404.84 KB)
  • SDShred.exe (1.91 MB)
  • SDUpdate.exe (1.66 MB)
  • SDWinSec.exe (1.10 MB)
  • SpybotSD.exe (5.12 MB)
  • TeaTimer.exe (2.16 MB)
  • unins000.exe (679.88 KB)
  • Update.exe (453.84 KB)
  • advcheck165.exe (681.95 KB)
  • SDInform16Win10.exe (917.10 KB)
  • teatimer166.exe (1.02 MB)
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The current web page applies to Spybot - Search & Destroy version 1.6.2 only. Click on the links below for other Spybot - Search & Destroy versions:

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Spybot - Search & Destroy has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the keys below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{B4092C6D-E886-4CB2-BA68-FE5A88D31DE6}_is1

Open regedit.exe to delete the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDFSSvc.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDTray.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdate.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy 2\SDUpdSvc.exe

A way to uninstall Spybot - Search & Destroy using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Spybot - Search & Destroy is a program released by Safer Networking Limited. Frequently, computer users choose to remove it. This can be hard because removing this by hand requires some know-how related to removing Windows programs manually. One of the best SIMPLE solution to remove Spybot - Search & Destroy is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your computer.


2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire the program's design and wealth of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs installed on the computer will be made available to you

6. Navigate the list of programs until you find Spybot - Search & Destroy or simply click the Search feature and type in "Spybot - Search & Destroy". If it exists on your system the Spybot - Search & Destroy program will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select Spybot - Search & Destroy in the list of applications, some data regarding the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding Spybot - Search & Destroy, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by clicking on the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Spybot - Search & Destroy:

  • The web site of the application is: http://www.safer-networking.org/
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\unins000.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Spybot - Search & Destroy.
Uninstall Spybot - Search & Destroy

8. After removing Spybot - Search & Destroy, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items of Spybot - Search & Destroy which have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Spybot - Search & Destroy using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and ready to take on new tasks.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 2000 (5.0)
  • Windows NT 4 (4.10)
  • Windows (6.4)
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The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall Spybot - Search & Destroy by Safer Networking Limited from your computer, nor are we saying that Spybot - Search & Destroy by Safer Networking Limited is not a good application for your PC. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Spybot - Search & Destroy in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-18 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:02:46.210