For software that can be secretly installed remotely see redpill Hacker.
redpill Spy is completely hidden and discreet, but because it is installed by you (not remotely), only some attempts are made to avoid detection and removal by anti-virus. It will bypass some Anti-Virus but not all. If your Anti-Virus detects and removes redpill Spy, follow the steps below:
Note: We will use Windows Defender in the examples below, but all Anti-Virus packages has similar features.
1. Temporarily Disable your Anti-Virus
Click on the Windows start button > Settings > Update & Security and turn off Real Time Protection (you will turn it back on when done).
2. Install redpill Spy
Use the link that redpill emailed you to download the install file and install redpill Spy. If SmartScreen blocks the install, click on 'More Info'.
On the next screen click on 'Run Anyway'.
Note: You can delete the install file as it is not needed. This is recommended to avoid anyone else from finding out that redpill Spy is installed on the computer.
3. Add Exclusion to your Anti-Virus
You will be adding a program folder to your Anti-Virus exclusion list. Nothing in your anti-virus removal list will indicate that it is for redpill Spy, so no one will know that it is for redpill Spy. The program name that you will add will also be unique to your installation, so no one can google that program folder to find out what it is for.
In your Anti-Virus, click on 'Add Exclusion'.
Select to exclude a Folder.
To help redpill Spy get past most Anti-Virus and to help keep it discreet and hidden, the folder name will be different with each installation. To find out what the folder name is and to exclude it do the following:
- In the Select Folder dialog box, go to your Program Folder (usually C:\Program Files), and click the 'Date Modified' heading so that the folders are sorted by date modified.
- The latest folder created will be the redpill Spy folder as it was just installed. Note in the example above it is 'Fstyz' but yours will be different.
- Select that folder and click on 'Exclude Folder'.
4. Turn Real Time Protection back on.
Now that you have excluded that folder from being scanned by your Anti-Virus, you can turn your protection back on.
5. Register redpill Spy
Open Notepad (or any other program where you can type anything) and type the word 'redpill'. The registration screen will open.
Note: 'redpill' is the default 'password' for redpill Spy, but you can change it once you registered it.
Click on 'Register Now' and email redpill the registration number. redpill will email you a key that you can enter that will register redpill Spy.
Next time you type the secret password (by default 'redpill') in any program, redpill Spy will open.
For more information about redpill Spy or more advanced hacking tools, go to the redpill website.