May I ask what Version of 'SpyHunter' you have installed? As you have experienced, this program deeply embeds itself with-in your system, making it most difficult to remove. I darn near had to reformat my Daughter's system after her inadvertently installing it.
The Program itself keeps changing with each Version, and the removal process may not be the same as the one initially used. I will attempt to locate the Removal process in which I used. During the Interim, kindly provide the Version please.
I can also say with almost all certainty, that it has 'Corrupted' your McAfee Installation.
All the Best
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You may find these articles on Bleeping Computer helpful as well.
Scroll down and read the advice given also,as these guys/gals are specialists when it comes to issues like this.
For starters, I would try running AdwCleaner followed by the Junkware Removal Tool and see if it they have it in their Database.
You can obtain these Superb Free Tools here Anti-Spyware/Malware & Hijacker Tools
It is Spy Hunter 4.
I already uninstalled Google Chrome because I kept getting malware and in my search to rid myself of it, I found Spy Hunter and thought it was legit.
If it has "corrupted" my Mcafee, what does that mean?
Thanks so much. I am so suspicious of everything and still fall for these!
That was what I was concerned about , it being 'SpyHunter 4'. The version in which I had to deal with was 'SpyHunter 3'. I must be honest and say that complete removal of this Piece of 'Crap' is a major undertaking, requiring multiple Tools, and knowledge of the Registry.
Although this certainly gives you no comfort by my saying such. Even some of the 'Uninstallers' recommended to use, is actually bundled with additional Adware. Of course if you pay close attention to the Optional offers when acquiring the SpyHunter Removal Tool. You can avoid such.
There is a program that is (Free) called (Unlocker) that helps assist you in the Removal, however you need to follow the instructions very carefully. As I stated earlier, it takes multiple programs to remove all remnants/processes entirely. And numerous Reboots all through out the process.
Did you run those (2) programs I suggested as a 'Starter'? A reputable software comes with a Reliable Uninstaller of it's on. However this is not the case with SpyHunter. It may be in your best interests to contact one of the 'Specialist Forums' (Bleeping Computer/Malwaretips .com )
As they deal with such all of the time. With-in the inserted Link you will find out how to contact them. Anti-Spyware/Malware & Hijacker Tools simply scroll down until you see their Links. It is rather early here Eastern Standard Time, so I will give this thread more attention later on.
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In addition to my colleague's suggestions. In that last link he posted in the previous entry, scroll down to the Hijackthis section. I suggest you follow the instructions there and post the log on a specialist forum for expert advice. I personally recommend bleepingcomputer forums for that last step, but any of those listed there will do.
If McAfee is still corrupted at the end of all this follow the instructions here: How to uninstall or re-install supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool
I was able to uninstall Spy Hunter 4 - at least it no longer shows up on my programs. However, I am sure there are remnants lurking around. I plan to get someone more knowledgeable to help me more today.
In the meantime, how do I know if my McAfee is corrupt?
And, is HitmanPro legit? I downloaded that on the advice of this forum.
Thank you so much for your help.
Yes, I ran those two programs. They did not detect anything, as far as I could tell. I will get help later on and try the other steps.
Thanks so much.
You are more than welcome Colleague Ex_Brit gave you some valuable advice. And yes 'Hitman Pro' is indeed a legitimate program.
glorialagos that's good news that you got rid of Spyhunter 4. In future be very careful downloading.updating software as often there are unwanted optional extras included and, unless you opt out, you are stuck with them.
Open the McAfee console and if it is green and says protecting then you are OK, otherwise follow that link I posted.