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Threat indicator: MEDIUM

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Affected OS:

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Desktop Scout

remotedesktopspy-setup.exe

Badware

Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


It can happen that Desktop Scout is secretly installed on users' machines. Desktop Scout compile such personal data as global Internet surfing habits and can interfere machine consumer control by installation auxiliary software and rerouting browser affairs, so you ought to to execute Desktop Scout removal with a decent Desktop Scout removal tool. Pursuant to 2005 study by AOL and the NCSA, 61 percent users asked had Desktop Scout on their machines and that they needed to perfect some Desktop Scout removal or install some worthy Desktop Scout removal tool. IE program self-actingly displays an installing windows for any ActiveX control part that a WWW site setups creating an urgent absolute necessity to fulfill Desktop Scout removal with a seemly Desktop Scout removal tool. In Windows Vista system the problem with Desktop Scout removal or Desktop Scout removal tool setting up was tried to be spared by default subjugated user privileges. Hell of a thing about that, some Desktop Scout even fulfill functions of Desktop Scout removal tools when they fulfill competing Desktop Scout removal.


Desktop Scout intrusion method

Desktop Scout installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Desktop Scout). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Desktop Scout copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is remotedesktopspy-setup.exe. Sometimes it creates new startup key with name Desktop Scout and value remotedesktopspy-setup.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name remotedesktopspy-setup.exe or Desktop Scout. Also, it can create folder with name Desktop Scout under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation Desktop Scout starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove Desktop Scout immediately.


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How to remove Desktop Scout manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Desktop Scout, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Desktop Scout.

To get rid of Desktop Scout, you should:


1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:


  • desktop scout client.lnk
  • desktop scout help.lnk
  • server admin utility.lnk
  • admin.exe
  • desktop scout.chm
  • secsvc.exe
  • svctask32.dll
  • svcuser.exe
  • 20061027081559.dts
  • desktopscout-setup.exe
  • dtsview.exe
  • dtsproc.dll
  • svcagnt.exe
  • dtsview.url
  • desktop scout viewer.lnk
  • desktop scout agent.lnk
  • desktop scout on the web.lnk
  • remotedesktopspy-setup.exe
  • reslang.mo
  • dtsbrand.dat
  • remote desktop spy viewer.lnk
  • remote desktop spy agent.lnk
  • remote desktop spy on the web.lnk
  • 20061122235531.dts

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:


  • %programfiles%\desktop scout\
  • %programfiles%\Common Files\desktop scout\
  • %windows%\stem32\
  • %programfiles%\desktop scout\
  • %appdata%\dtscache\modapp\
  • %programfiles%\dts4\
  • %autostart% \desktop scout 4\
  • %programfiles%\rds4\
  • %autostart% \remote desktop spy 4\


3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:


  • Key: software\microsoft\scout service\security\password
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\desktop scout_is1
  • Key: software\microsoft\scout service
  • Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: Description
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ViewerPath
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Setup Version
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: App Path
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: InstallLocation
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Icon Group
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: User
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Setup Type
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Selected Components
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Deselected Components
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Selected Tasks
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: DisplayName
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: DisplayIcon
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: UninstallString
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: QuietUninstallString
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: Publisher
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: URLInfoAbout
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: HelpLink
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: URLUpdateInfo
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: NoModify
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1

    Value: NoRepair
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: BindPort
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: Password
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: StealthProcess
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: AppLoggerEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: AppLoggerMinimum
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: AppLoggerKeys
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: AppLoggerLimitEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: AppLoggerLimitSize
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: DiskLoggerEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: DiskLoggerLimitEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: DiskLoggerLimitSize
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ScreenLoggerEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ScreenLoggerInterval
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ScreenLoggerSkipIdle
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ScreenLoggerLimitEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ScreenLoggerLimitSize
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: URLLoggerEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: URLLoggerMinimum
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: URLLoggerLimitEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: URLLoggerLimitSize
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: TrayIconEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: TrayIconIndex
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: TrayIconHint
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: LogonMessageEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: LogonMessageText
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: DisplayNameRename
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: IPFetchEnabled
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: IPFetchUsername
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: IPFetchPassword
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM\ROOT\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC
    Value: NextInstance
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM\ROOT\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC\0000\Control
    Value: *NewlyCreated*
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM\ROOT\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC\0000
    Value: Service
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM\ROOT\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC\0000
    Value: Legacy
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM\ROOT\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC\0000
    Value: ConfigFlags
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM\ROOT\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC\0000
    Value: Class
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM\ROOT\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC\0000
    Value: ClassGUID
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\ENUM\ROOT\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC\0000
    Value: DeviceDesc
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Classes\DTSKeyFile
    Value: SingleClick
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: SortColumn
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: SortDirection
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: CryptHash
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ExportFilterIndex
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: SplitterWidth
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ToolBarVisible
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: NavTreeVisible
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: StatusBarVisible
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: CryptKey
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: WindowState
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: WindowLeft
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: WindowTop
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: WindowWidth
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: WindowHeight
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: Name
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: NodeType
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: Host
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: Password
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: IPUsername
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: IPPassword
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: Port
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: Expanded
  • Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_DTSAGNTSVC\0000\Control
    Value: ActiveService
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\dtsagntsvc\Enum
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\dtsagntsvc\Enum
    Value: Count
  • Key: SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\dtsagntsvc\Enum
    Value: NextInstance
  • Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: ErrorControl
  • Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: ImagePath
  • Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: ObjectName
  • Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: Start
  • Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: Type
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: ViewerPath
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Setup Version
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: App Path
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: InstallLocation
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Icon Group
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: User
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Setup Type
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Selected Components
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Deselected Components
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Selected Tasks
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: DisplayName
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: DisplayIcon
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: UninstallString
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: QuietUninstallString
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: Publisher
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: URLInfoAbout
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: HelpLink
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: URLUpdateInfo
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: NoModify
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Remote Desktop Spy 4_is1

    Value: NoRepair
  • Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: Start
  • Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: ErrorControl
  • Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: ImagePath
  • Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc\Security
    Value: Security
  • Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: ObjectName
  • Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
    Value: ImagePath
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: Password
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: Name
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: Password
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4\Agents\0000
    Value: Expanded
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4
    Value: CryptKey

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall Desktop Scout related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Desktop Scout entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Desktop Scout won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10


  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find Desktop Scout under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.



Windows 8/8.1


  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate Desktop Scout or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.


Windows 7/Vista


  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find Desktop Scout

  • Click Uninstall button.


Windows XP


  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find Desktop Scout related entries.

  • Click Remove button.


Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Desktop Scout are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like Desktop Scout.

Information provided by:

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Desktop Scout and remotedesktopspy-setup.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: laptop affected by admin.exe and newfolder(3).exe virus

when a open a program admin.exe and newfolder(3) viruses affect my laptop and folders are duplicated but cannot be opened. kindly help me to solve the problem

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: desktopscout

im installed desktop scout i am uaable to remove in my system its not geting uninstall file are locked in some ware . setup has detected, service currently running , pls stop all the instanc now ,,

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: how to uninstall desktop scout

its not uninstall by quick uninstall.
please suggest me aprocedure..

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: .dll is missing . how can i get that from registry

Error shows .dll is missing or run time error . whenever i run any application these error shows. could u plz tell me how can i solve this prob. by reparing registry.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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