SearchAndDestroy is a corrupt anti-spyware application. This parasite pretends to be a spyware remover, written by a reputable and "fast growing" internet company. However, the single thing that grows fast is the number of PCs infected with Search And Destroy.
Once inside, SearchAndDestroy produces fake scan results to convince you that the last hope for your PC is buying the full and obviously overpriced version of this scam. However, most of the infections are not non-existent - Search And Destroy would not recognize well even an older spyware without downloading it itself.
Do not take Search And Destroy for Spybot Search and Destroy
which is genuine and reputable anti spyware. Apparently SearchAndDestroy was named this way with plans to trick users.
We recommend SearchAndDestroy removal upon noticing first signs of this scam, as it might open the doors for future infections too.
Related files: IRIMG1.JPG
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background
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SearchAndDestroy manual removal:
Search And Destroy.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"SearchAndDestroyMFC" = "%ProgramFiles%\Search And Destroy\Search And Destroy.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Search And Destroy5.2
Search And Destroy.exe, IRIMG1.JPG, IRIMG2.JPG, IRIMG3.JPG, uninstall.dat, uninstall.xml
Geolocation of SearchAndDestroy:
This map reveals the prevalence of SearchAndDestroy. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Canada, Australia, Norway and United Kingdom.
QR code for SearchAndDestroy removal instructions:
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like SearchAndDestroy are really hard to remove on infected computer.
you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall SearchAndDestroy right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.