How to remove the SpySheriff virus
Most antivirus programs identify SpySheriff.exe as malware, for example McAfee identifies it as Generic PWS.y, and F-Secure identifies it as Rogue:W32/SpySheriff.C.
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SpySheriff.exe file information
The process belongs to software Spy Sheriff by unknown.
Description: SpySheriff.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 412,672 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 465,920 bytes and 7 more variants.
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. File SpySheriff.exe is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). SpySheriff.exe is able to record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with SpySheriff.exe, you can also uninstall Spy Sheriff or SpySheriff software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
Recommended: Identify SpySheriff.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SpySheriff.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SpySheriff.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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