Pest Trap

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Pest Trap Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Pest Trap is a rogue anti-spyware program, and a clone of SpySheriff. Pest Trap may appear as a legitimate anti-spyware remover, but Pest Trap should not be trusted. Pest Trap alleges to detect spyware in an attempt to convince you into purchasing Pest Trap's full version. Pest Trap may install itself on your computer without your knowledge.

To check your computer for Pest Trap, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Pest Trap and other threats. If you detect the presence of Pest Trap on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Pest Trap.


Detection of Pest Trap (Recommended)

Pest Trap is difficult to detect and remove. Pest Trap is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Pest Trap, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Pest Trap and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Pest Trap scan/check to successfully detect all Pest Trap files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Pest Trap, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Pest Trap or follow the Pest Trap manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Pest Trap. Pest Trap can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Pest Trap involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Pest Trap on your system. Pest Trap installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Pest Trap, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Pest Trap and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Pest Trap, the next advised step is to remove Pest Trap with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Pest Trap may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Pest Trap from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Pest Trap, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Pest Trap along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Pest Trap, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Pest Trap and other types of spyware.

Remove Pest Trap manually

Another method to remove Pest Trap is to manually delete Pest Trap files in your system. Detect and remove the following Pest Trap files:


  • pesttrap.exe
  • uninstall.exe


  • heur003.dll
  • heur002.dll
  • heur001.dll
  • heur000.dll

Other Files

  • pesttrap.dvm
  • removed.wav
  • notfound.wav
  • found.wav
  • base002.avd
  • base001.avd
  • base.avd
  • pesttrap.lnk
  • PestTrap
  • %ProgramFiles%\PestTrap

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunPestTrap
  • %WinDir%=\WINDOWS(Windows9x/ME/XP)
  • \WINNT(WindowsNT/2000)
  • %SystemDir%=\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32(Windows9x/ME/XP)
  • \WINNT\SYSTEM32(WindowsNT/2000)
  • %ProgramFiles%=\ProgramFiles
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • "PestTrap"="C:\ProgramFiles\PestTrap\PestTrap.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PestTrap
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Search
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
  • Uninstall\PestTrap
  • PestTrap
  • Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\PestTrap

External links

If you believe your computer is infected with spyware,
Wiki-Security strongly recommends to download SpyHunter's spyware detection tool to check for spyware on your PC.

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