Spector monitors keystrokes, emails, chat conversations, visited web sites and takes snapshots of the current contents of the display. Spector stores the logs in "%SystemDir%\netext\".

Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).




wswinntfp.exe, winnetcl.exe, winnetcl.exe, spsetup.exe, spector_eval.exe, webebot.exe, spadmin.exe, sp40setup.exe, netknl.dll, netknlhm.dllmsurlbot.dll, abfrnex.dll, netknlhm.dll, mstfgher.dll, wmhshell.dll

If you have any of the files related to Spector on your system, please send them for additional analysis. Generally, I have only analysed a few versions for each software component listed at this web site. With your help I will be able to look at both old and more recent versions of the Spector software. Thank you very much for your time!

Log references

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Uninstall procedure

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove Spector manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If Spector remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Configure your system to show hidden files
  2. Start your computer in safe mode.
  3. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  4. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {89044184-F260-4FDD-8FAB-2662814846E5}', if it exists.
  5. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer\Browser Helper Objects \ {89044184-F260-4FDD-8FAB-2662814846E5}', if it exists.
  6. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  7. In the right pane, delete the value called 'Sysbot', if it exists.
  8. Exit the registry editor.
  9. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

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