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Delete FakeSpy from Windows 8: Quick Removal Guide

How Dangerous is FakeSpy?

Unluckily, FakeSpy is a virulent threat, first spotted in the beginning of 2017, appears to be designed for taking control over compromised Windows 8 and perform vindictive activities that would be beneficial for threat actors. In fact, it developed by highly skilled threat actors. Though, it has no bug. During threat analysis, we saw the threat has no unique features. Just like other malware, FakeSpy might hijack your web browsers and replace your browser's homepage/search engine with malicious domain and cause countless redirects. Even, it may install several spyware extensions or plugins on your Chrome. Moreover, it may slow down your Operating System performance and cut down your Internet speed as well as use your internet data for loading unnecessary pages or malicious files or updates from remote servers. Such malware could encipher your important files using military grade cipher and demand ransom payment. Worse, while your Windows 8 is compromised with the malware, Throw Out hackers may have control over your Operating System.

FakeSpy : Distribution Source

  • Misleading websites: Torrent sites and less reputed online software stores deliver FakeSpy to your Operating System using deceptive methods. They might suggest you to use customized downloader before downloading any file or software. Please note that customized downloader always performs optional programs installation along with your regular download.
  • Bundled Programs: nowadays, most of all free programs come bundled up with optional programs when you install any of such programs, your Operating System gets penetrated with FakeSpy.
  • Spam Emails Attachments: in various campaigns, threat actors use email services to deliver FakeSpy to your Operating System as an important attachment file along with phishing text.
  • Infected USBs: when you plug-in infected USB drives to your Operating System, the virus enters to your Windows 8 without any consent.

Few Common Characteristics of FakeSpy virus

  • Infected Windows 8 may be acting weird including unwanted browser redirects, slow Internet speed, presence of unwanted files or programs on the Operating System etc.
  • Your private files may have been modified/deleted without your authorization.
  • Important files may have become useless or encrypted and may be featuring weird extensions.
  • You may be seeing suggest to buy products or install fake security software while your online session.

Therefore, we recommend you to keep reliable security software installed and updated on your each Operating System to get real time protection against such threats. Now, you must initiate FakeSpy Removal procedures given below:


Tips To Throw Out FakeSpy

Tips To Throw Out FakeSpy

Tips To Throw Out FakeSpy

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Manual Removal Guide to Delete FakeSpy From Operating System

Method 1: Turn on your Operating System into ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ to Throw Out FakeSpy Safely

Method 2: Delete Unwanted Processes of FakeSpy from Task Manager on your Windows Machine

Method 3: Effectively Delete FakeSpy from Control Panel in Windows

Method 4: Delete Malicious Registry Entries created by FakeSpy from Windows system

Method 5: Delete FakeSpy from Major Internet Browsers/Reset Browsers

Method 1: Turn on your Operating System into ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ to Throw Out FakeSpy Safely

For Windows 8.1/10 Users

Step 1. First, click on Start menu then hold Shift button and from the Power option select Restart.

Step 2. Now you see a blue screen entitled as ‘Choose an option’. Choose ‘Troubleshoot’ from there.

Step 3. Next, you need to click Advanced option.

Step 4. Then you must choose Startup Settings.

Step 5. Finally, you see ‘Enable Safe Mode’ option, click it and click on Restart button.

Step 6. Next, press ‘F5’ button to enable Safe Mode with Networking option to proceed deletion of FakeSpy from your computer.

For Windows XP/Vista/7 Users

Step 1. Press Windows Button and from Shut down select Restart.

Step 2. Now during the Restart process, keep pressing ‘F8 button’ continuously.

Step 3. Next, you see Advanced boot menu on your computer screen. Choose Safe Mode with Networking to proceed removal of FakeSpy from your Operating System.

Method 2: Delete FakeSpy from Task Manager on your Windows Machine

For Windows 10/8.1/7/Vista/XP Users

Step 1. Press and hold ‘ALT+Ctrl+Del’ buttons continuously on your keyboard.

Step 2. Click Task Manager from the displayed options.

Step 3. Now, you must find malicious/suspicious processes and kill them by selecting End Task option.

Step 4. This way you can terminate malicious processes associated with FakeSpy on your affected system.

Method 3: Effectively Throw Out FakeSpy from Control Panel in Windows

Throw Out FakeSpy From Windows 10

Step 1. Press Start button and select Settings from the menu.

Step 2. Choose System option from there.

Step 3. Next, You have to click Apps and Features option to find and Throw Out FakeSpy

Step 4. Finally, there you see list of all installed programs including malicious programs, select FakeSpy and click Uninstall.

Throw Out FakeSpy From Windows 8.1

Step 1. Press Win+R button to open Run Box on your Operating System.

Step 2. Type ‘control panel’ (without quotation mark) and hit the Enter button to open ‘Control panel’ on your system running Windows 8.

Step 3. Select ‘Uninstall a program’ from Programs menu.

Step 4. Now you need to find FakeSpy or other suspicious programs, select it and Throw Out one by one by clicking on ‘Uninstall’ option.

Delete FakeSpy From Windows 7

Step 1. Press Windows Logo key on your keyboard.

Step 2. And then click ‘Control Panel’ from the the Start Menu.

Step 3. Select Uninstall a program option from the Programs menu.

4 Finally, you are at the place where you can find and Throw Out FakeSpy and other malicious software from your Operating System with ease.

Delete FakeSpy From Windows XP

Step 1. First, go to the Start Menu and select ‘Control Panel’.

Step 2. Now, click on Add or Throw Out programs option.

Step 3. Find FakeSpy and other suspicious programs and Throw Out them immediately

Method 4: Effectively Eliminate Malicious Registry Entries created by FakeSpy from Windows system

Step 1. Access Run Box by Pressing Win+R keys on your Operating System.

Step 2. In Run Box, type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter.

Step 3. Next Windows Registry will be opened on your Operating System screen. Find and Throw Out all registry entries associated with FakeSpy carefully.

-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”

-HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\random

-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0



-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain “Default_Page_URL”

-HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\Software\Classes\ FakeSpy

Method 5: Delete FakeSpy from Major Internet Browsers – Chrome

Delete FakeSpy From Internet Explorer 9-9.0.8080.16413

Step 1. Launch IE and go to Manage Add-ons from Tools menu.

Step 2. A new window opens, from there click on Toolbar and extensions.

Step 3. Then simply find FakeSpy from there and click Throw Out.

Step 4. Also find and Throw Out any other entry associated with this virus.

Tips To Internet Explorer 9-9.0.8080.16413 Browser

Step 1. Close all Internet Explorer 9-9.0.8080.16413 Windows.

Step 2. Select the Advanced tab, and then select Reset.

Step 3. In the Reset Internet Explorer 9-9.0.8080.16413 Settings dialog box, select Reset.

Step 4. When Internet Explorer 9-9.0.8080.16413 finishes applying default settings, select Close, and then select OK.

Delete FakeSpy From Mozilla Firefox:38.0.1

Step 1. You can always Throw Out unwanted add-ons by clicking the “Firefox” menu option at the top of the Firefox window and selecting “Add-ons.”

Step 2. Select “Extensions or Appearance or Plug-ins.”

Step 3. Pick out the add-on – FakeSpy you want to deactivate and click the “Disable” button then Restart Mozilla Firefox:38.0.1.

Tips To Mozilla Firefox:38.0.1 Browser

Step 1. Open Firefox, Click the icon that looks like three stacked lines at the top right of the browser window.

Step 2. Select the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Select ‘Troubleshooting information’ in the slide-out menu.

Step 4. Select the ‘Reset Firefox’ button at the top right of the new Web page.

Delete FakeSpy From Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Launch Microsoft Edge.

Step 2. Select More (…) to open the menu.

Step 3. Select Extensions from the menu.

Step 4. Right-click the extension – FakeSpy and select Throw Out, or select the extension and click the Throw Out button.

Tips To Reset Microsoft Edge Browser

Step 1. Access the “Settings” menu by clicking the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner of the Edge window and choose “Settings.”

Step 2. Under Clear browsing data, tap “Choose what to clear” and then click “Show more.” There are a lot of data types here. Select them all and click “Clear.” Restart your Operating System and re-open Edge for a clean slate.

Delete FakeSpy From Chrome 54.0.2840

Step 1. Start Mozilla Firefox:38.0.1 and go to Tools, there select Add-ons Manager.

Step 2. Next, from left panel click on Extensions option, find FakeSpy extension or any other unnecessary extension viruses and then Throw Out them immediately by clicking on Throw Out.

From Chrome 54.0.2840

Step 1. On your Windows system, launch Chrome.

Step 2. At the top right, click More Settings.

Step 3. At the bottom, mouse click Show advanced settings.

Step 4. Under the section “Reset settings,” click Reset settings.

Step 5. In the box that appears, click Reset.