SpyBan claim to protect your privacy by removing spyware and adware. Unfortunately, when testing SpyBan 1.4, it installed the Look2Me Spyware which is not mentioned during the installation of SpyBan. SpyBan 1.4 does not show any EULA during the installation or on their web site.

At Download.com, it is noted that SpyBan bundles other products: "SpyBan is a cutting edge software that is able to detect and remove all popular forms of spyware programs including Trojans, system monitors, keyloggers, and adware.


Editor's note: This download includes additional applications that are bundled within the software's installer file, some of which may be provided by parties other than the developer of this download. These applications may deliver advertisements, collect information, overlay content or graphics on the Web site you are viewing, or modify your system settings. As with all downloads, CNET recommends that you pay close attention to the options presented to you during the installation process. Known applications bundled with this download include Look2Me."

Fortunately, Download.com removed the SpyBan listing in the beginning of February 2004, noting that SpyBan had failed to disclose that the Look2Me software was included in its installation. Read more here.


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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall SpyBan from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. If you run into problems uninstalling SpyBan, please contact the vendor for support.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove SpyBan 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 SpyBan remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. 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.)
  2. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  3. In the right pane, delete the value called 'SpyBan', if it exists.
  4. Exit the registry editor.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Delete the following files and folders:
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.

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