Uninstall Spybot Search and Destroy 1.6

To uninstall Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6, follow these steps:

Add/Remove Programs

First, disable the program, then uninstall via Add/Remove Programs (located in the Control Panel).

Getting rid of Spybot-S & D 1.6

If you want to get rid of Spybot S & D 1.6 (or earlier version) ,add/remove program will not suffice, you can delete the installation folder (usually C: Program Files Spybot - Search & Destroy ), then this very small fix and execute it (important - it will remove anything that remains in the registry) (this also applies to previous versions).

Small fix

Copy the following code into a text file (. Txt) and change its extension to .Reg (spybot.reg name for example)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00  
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePepiMK SoftwareSpyBotSnD]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePepiMK SoftwareSpyBotSnD]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSpybot - Search & Destroy_is1]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}]
"SpybotSD TeaTimer"=-

Further notifications

If you just want to upgrade to a newer version, follow the same instructions and then install the new version.
After going through all the processes please restart your system for the changes to take effect.
Note that neither the automated uninstall nor the manual uninstall like described above will remove the following folder, you need to remove it manually:

  • Windows 95 ou 98: C:\Windows\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\
  • Windows ME: C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\
  • Windows NT, 2000 ou XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy\
  • Windows Vista: C:\ProgramData\Spybot - Search & Destroy\

(Note: the Application Data folder is hidden. So if you do not find it, check that you have requested the display of hidden folders).

Explanation: This folder contains copies of backup (the quarantined files) that Spybot-S & D creates. If the uninstaller also removes the file, it would mean the disappearance of these backups. We have already seen new users have uninstalled Spybot-S & D in panic after having encountered a small problem, and thus removed the safeguards that could undo all the changes

Original FAQ by despe1701 on CCM!.

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