Remove BugDoctor (Removal Instructions)

XPShield is a rogue security software, it is a false anti-spyware application that is generally installed in the user’s computer by dangerous trojans (such as Zlob and false video codecs), but it can also be installed manually by the victim.

Once your computer is infected with this parasite, it will immediately displays security warnings, alerts and system scans stating that your computer is heavily infected. These warnings are all false and are only displayed to make you think your computer is truly infected and that it is necessary to buy the full version of the software to remove the so-called infections.

BugDoctor Screenshot

Make sure to not fall in this scam, if your computer is infected with BugDoctor, it is recommended to remove it immediately and to scan your system with a real security software.

Symptoms of infection

  • The process BugDoctor.exe is running in your system
  • Slow computer performance
  • Repeated security warnings, alerts and system scans
  • Web sites that suddenly are shown on your desktop

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

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%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\BugDoctor.exe
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\unins000.exe`
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\SKIN\advanced_disable_checked.GIF
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\SKIN\advanced_normal.gif
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\SKIN\advanced_pressed.gif
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\SKIN\advanced_rollover.gif
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\SKIN\advanced_rollover_checked.GIF
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\SKIN\bug.swf
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\SKIN\demo_advanced_pressed.GIF
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\SKIN\fixing_error-disable.gif
%ProgramFiles%Maximum Software\Bug Doctor\html\img
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Bug Doctor\Bug Doctor.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Bug Doctor\Bug Doctor Help.lnk
%AllUsers%\Start Menu\Programs\Bug Doctor\Uninstall Bug Doctor.lnk

The program creates the following registry entries:

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HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\BugDoctor

How to remove BugDoctor (manual removal) ?

  • Kill the running process BugDoctor.exe
  • Unregister all the BugDoctor DLLs
  • Delete all the BugDoctor files
  • Delete all the BugDoctor registry entries

How to remove BugDoctor (automatic removal) ?

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