PestTrap Removal Instructions


Feb 11, 2006
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PestTrap Description

Pest Trap is a rogue anti-spyware application. Pest Trap may note harmless software as threats in an attempt to have you purchase Pest Trap's full version to remove these harmless programs. PestTrap may also automatically launch at your computer's startup and scan your computer. Pest Trap may be knowingly downloaded and installed by users, and it may be installed without permission through browser exploits.

How can I get rid of PestTrap?

The most common spyware removal tactic is to uninstall PestTrap by using the "Add/Remove Programs" utility. However, as there may still be hidden PestTrap files, it's possible that PestTrap will reappear after reboot. Follow the PestTrap detection and removal methods below.
PestTrap Automatic Detection (Recommended)

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SpyHunter's free version is only for spyware detection. If SpyHunter's spyware scanner detects PestTrap on your PC, you have the option of purchasing SpyHunter's spyware removal tool to remove PestTrap and other spyware threats.

PestTrap Manual Removal Instructions

Below is a list of PestTrap manual removal instructions and PestTrap components listed to help you remove SpyCrush from your PC. Backup Reminder: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
Note: This manual removal process may be difficult and you run the risk of destroying your computer. We recommend that you use SpyHunter's spyware detection tool to check for PestTrap.

Step 1 : Use Windows File Search Tool to Find PestTrap Path
  1. Go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders.
  2. In the "All or part of the the file name" section, type in "PestTrap" file name(s).
  3. To get better results, select "Look in: Local Hard Drives" or "Look in: My Computer" and then click "Search" button.
  4. When Windows finishes your search, hover over the "In Folder" of "PestTrap", highlight the file and copy/paste the path into the address bar. Save the file's path on your clipboard because you'll need the file path to delete PestTrap in the following manual removal steps.
  5. "PestTrap" files can be found in the directory path(s):

Read more about How to Find PestTrap with File Search Tool

Step 2 : Use Windows Task Manager to Remove PestTrap Processes
  1. To open the Windows Task Manager, use the combination of CTRL+ALT+DELCTRL+SHIFT+ESC. or
  2. Click on the "Image Name" button to search for "PestTrap" process by name.
  3. Select the "PestTrap" process and click on the "End Process" button to kill it.
  4. Remove the "PestTrap" processes files:

Read more about How to kill PestTrap Processes

Step 3 : Use Registry Editor to Remove PestTrap Registry Values
  1. To open the Registry Editor, go to Start > Run > type regedit and then press the "OK" button.
  2. Locate and delete the entry or entries whose data value (in the rightmost column) is the spyware file(s) detected earlier.
  3. To delete "PestTrap" value, right-click on it and select the "Delete" option.
  4. Locate and delete "PestTrap" registry entries:

Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\PestTrap
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search
"PestTrap"="C:\Program Files\PestTrap\PestTrap.exe"
%ProgramFiles% = \Program Files
%SystemDir% = \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (Windows 9x/ME/XP), \WINNT\SYSTEM32 (Windows NT/2000)
%WinDir% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows CurrentVersionRunPestTrap

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Step 4 : Use Windows Command Prompt to Unregister PestTrap DLL Files
  1. To open the Windows Command Prompt, go to Start > Run > type cmd and then click the "OK" button.
  2. Type "cd" in order to change the current directory, press the "space" button, enter the full path to where you believe the PestTrap DLL file is located and press the "Enter" button on your keyboard. If you don't know where PestTrap DLL file is located, use the "dir" command to display the directory's contents.
  3. To unregister "PestTrap" DLL file, type in the exact directory path + "regsvr32 /u" + [DLL_NAME] (for example, :C\Spyware-folder\> regsvr32 /u PestTrap.dll) and press the "Enter" button. A message will pop up that says you successfully unregistered the file.
  4. Search and unregister "PestTrap" DLL files:

Step 5 : Detect and Delete Other PestTrap Files
  1. To open the Windows Command Prompt, go to Start > Run > type cmd and then press the "OK" button.
  2. Type in "dir /A name_of_the_folder" (for example, C:\Spyware-folder), which will display the folder's content even the hidden files.
  3. To change directory, type in "cd name_of_the_folder".
  4. Once you have the file you're looking for type in "del name_of_the_file".
  5. To delete a file in folder, type in "del name_of_the_file".
  6. To delete the entire folder, type in "rmdir /S name_of_the_folder".
  7. Select the "PestTrap" process and click on the "End Process" button to kill it.
  8. Remove the "PestTrap" processes files:
pesttrap.lnk pesttrap.exe
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PestTrap Recommendation

RECOMMENDED: To avoid the unnecessary risk of damaging your computer, we highly recommend you use a good spyware cleaner/remover to track PestTrap and automatically remove PestTrap as well as other spyware, adware, trojans, and virus threats in your PC.

If you believe you have PestTrap installed on your computer, check for PestTrap with SpyHunter's Free Spyware Scanner.
Download SpyHunter's Free PestTrap Scanner
SpyHunter's free version is only for spyware detection. To remove PestTrap and other spyware threats you can purchase SpyHunter's spyware removal tool. Since new PestTrap files are constantly being released, it is normally advised to run SpyHunter's scanner weekly to get the latest updates on PestTrap and other spyware threats.
To learn more on PestTrap, see our PestTrap resource section below.

More PestTrap Resources

What is Malware?

PestTrap is a type of Malware.

Malware is any malicious software installed in your system without your consent or knowledge. Malware includes viruses, worms, and programs that illegally allow remote access to your system. Malware may also include spyware that monitors your Internet activity and programs that change your web browser or dialup settings.
Think you have PestTrap? Run SpyHunter's FREE PestTrap scan and automatically detect PestTrap on your PC.
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PestTrap Prevention Rules

Protect your computer from PestTrap and other spyware by following these four easy prevention rules.
Rule #1: Keep your Windows Security up-to-date
Microsoft provides updates weekly and can always be downloaded manually from the Microsoft website.
Tip: Regularly visit Windows Update and set your computer to receive security & critical updates automatically.
To get Microsoft Update, go to IE > Tools > Windows Update > Product Updates, and select "ALL High-Priority Security Updates" from the list.
Then open IE and go to Internet Options > Security > Internet, then press "Default Level", then OK. Now press "Custom Level."
Rule #2: Download and install a reliable anti-spyware software
A good anti-spyware software that recognizes current PestTrap spyware as well as other forms of spyware can can be the answer to all your security issues. Listed below is an anti-spyware program that can effectively reverse the damage of your computer and detect PestTrap automatically.
Download SpyHunter's Free PestTrap Scanner
SpyHunter's free version is only for spyware detection. To remove PestTrap and other spyware threats, you can purchase SpyHunter's spyware removal tool.

Rule #3: Install and keep your firewall turned on
A firewall is essential for a complete protection of your PC. Make sure that your firewall is always turned on. A firewall can prevent unwanted software like PestTrap from infecting your computer.

Rule #4:
Keep your anti-spyware definitions up-to-date

Since new PestTrap files can be created every day, it is important to keep your anti-spyware program up-to-date. Your anti-spyware scanner should have an update feature where with a click of a button you can get new spyware definitions instantly. Often, an anti-spyware software will open an update window reminding you that there are new updates available.

View PestTrap screenshots below and see for yourself how PestTrap looks like. Learn how to recognize PestTrap when it infects your machine.

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