What is Spy Scout?

Spy Scout – it’s potentially unwanted program which penetrates on your computer bundled with other freeware. Spy Scout installed in the browser and subsequently begins to disable the main structure of the computer. Established it as an extension. When Spy Scout comes into PC it begins to display advertising content and redirect the user to other ad sites, such as eBay and so on. Spy Scout designed to make money. Spy Scout changes your browser’s homepage, and may also change other user settings. This program can collect your personal information, your browsing history, and more, and then transmit this information to third parties. Also, don’t forget that the Spy Scout can significantly reduce the speed of your computer and distribute their files all over your computer. If you found it on your PC you must remove it right now!

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How Spy Scout gets on your PC?

Spy Scout comes to your PC with free programs from popular sites that distribute freeware. This is because many users don’t read the user agreement and try to immediately click on the “Next” button. Don’t do it. Select Advanced installation type to follow the process of installing of unknown programs. Don’t settle for installing suspicious programs and use the special programs and utilities that can help you to protect your PC.

How to remove Spy Scout from your computer?

To uninstall Spy Scout remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Spy Scout in their database. You can try to use them for removing Spy Scout.

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Spy Scout.


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You can try both of these products to remove Spy Scout

Or uninstall Spy Scout manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Spy Scout.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Spy Scout and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Spy Scout, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Spy Scout from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Spy Scout.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Spy Scout.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Spy Scout.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:

No information

Then remove following files:

Spy Scout.dll

And following folders

C:Program FilesSpy Scout

Written by Rami Douafi

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