Quote: Originally Posted by dwood9764
that is terribly interesting... I believe I deinstalled spyware doctor almost two years ago. It must be an old registry entry. I went to the Windows Program and Features option and it doesn't show up, so I can't remove it (again). I also searched and didn't find anything referencing spyware doctor.
How do I remove this?
Try it this way...
On an elevated CMD instance (run CMD as admin), type this:
SC CONFIG IKSYSFLT START= DISABLED
(Note the lack of space before the 'equals' sign and the space after it.) Then, reboot. That should be enough to knock out the driver
Optionally, you can then go and outright delete the driver's entry in the registry, and then the driver file itself. It'll most likely be HKLM\System\CCS\Services\IKSYSFLT.
If that "optional" bit doesn't make much sense, don't worry about it - as long as the SC command reports "success" you'll have deactivated the driver (after a reboot).