The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "X-ConSpywareDestroyer" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:
  • malware

Description:
X-ConSpywareDestroyer claims to be an antispyware solution and if it is installed on the computer, it finds some entries as malware which are completely harmless. When the user tries to fix these problems he has to buy a licence and so the programs tries to frighten users by showing false positives.
Removal Instructions:

Desktop:

Please remove the following files from your desktop.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Shortcuts named "X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\*.bat".

Start Menu:

Please remove the following items from your start menu.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Items named "Uninstall X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\unins000.exe".
  • Items named "X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH Help.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH.chm".
  • Items named "X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\*.bat".

Quicklaunch area:

Please remove the following items from your start quick launch area text to the "Start" button in the taskbar at the bottom.
To check where they are pointing to, right-click them and choose "Properties" from the context menu appearing.
  • Quicklaunch symbols named "X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH.lnk" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\*.bat".

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.
  • Products that have a key or property named "X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH_is1".
  • Products that have a key or property named "X-Con Spyware Destroyer Suite".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\EULA.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\info.txt".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\SetACL.ocx".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\unins000.dat".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH.chm".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\XConReminder.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\x-database.db".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\xeh.ico".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\xmdb.db".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\Logs\Error\X-Con_Error_log.log".
  • The file at "<$LOCALSETTINGS>\Temp\update.enc".
  • A file with an unknown location named "x-coninstallerEH.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMS>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer Suite\Uninstall X-Con Spyware Destroyer Suite.lnk".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer\autoexecXP.bat".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer\Comp.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer\image.ico".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer\Lib.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer\tqz.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer\Uninstal.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer\updater.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer\X-Con Spyware Destroyer.exe".
  • The file at "<$DESKTOP>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer.lnk".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If X-ConSpywareDestroyer uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
  • The directory at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\BackUps".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\Logs\Error".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\Logs".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMS>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer Suite".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If X-ConSpywareDestroyer uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
  • Delete the registry key "X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\".
  • References to the file "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\SetACL.ocx" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls\.
  • References to the file "<$PROGRAMFILES>\X-Con Spyware Destroyer EH\xcon_module.dll" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDlls\.
If X-ConSpywareDestroyer uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.