Want to replace a driver called "Spy Sweeper Keyboard Filter Driver" with the original driver

I have a Gateway x86 Desktop 5310 running Windows XP Home Edition with Internet Explorer 8.  I was running AutoRuns by Sysinternals.com to view Startup items with intent to removing unnecessary ones to speed up launch time. 

I came across the Spy Sweeper entry listed below and unchecked it so it would not start and upon reboot, of course, the keyboard was dead.  I went back, recheckmarked it, and verified that the keyboard was back in operation again.

I know that this is not the original keyboard driver for my machine.  I vaguely remember having Spy Sweeper as an antivirus package but had long ago removed it and have gone to other things such as MBAM and SAS.  I had thought that Spy Sweeper was completely cleaned from my machine.  I tried going to the WebRoot.com site but could not locate a proper (legacy) support page to ask them about it.  Please see the following:


(1)  Reported per AutoRuns by sysinternals.com:

      Under the Drivers tab find the HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services column heading:

      Find a checked listing:  SSKBFD -- Spy Sweeper Keyboard Filter Driver -- WebRoot Software/www.webroot.com

      Folder location:  C:\windows\system32\drivers\sskbfd.sys

(2)  Reported per the Device Manager:

      I have a "Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard" with a Microsoft driver version 5.1.2600.2180  (xpsp.080413-2108).

(3)  Per the Driver File Details there are three listings:

      C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\i8042prt.sys  (Description:  Port Driver 5.1.2600.5512 dated 08/04/2004)

      C;\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys  (Description:  Keyboard Class Driver 5.1.2600.5512 dated 08/04/2004)

      C;\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\sskbfd.sys     (Description:  Spy Sweeper Keyboard Filter Driver dated 07/17/2008)


So the question is how do I get the original driver to start up on boot and then get rid of the Spy Sweeper driver that the registry is pointing to?

Is there a simple Regedit fix that can be done? 

I won't do anything without directions.





Late (very late) entry:


UPDATE: I got into contact with Spy Sweeper's service personel and they helped me get rid of this driver.


Everything back to normal now.

Joe is getting his cool back again...
"Burbon on the rocks, please..."

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 123 Applies to: