xpy v1.3.8

webfork on 5 Jul 2016

xpy provides a variety of helpful tweaks to your system for security, speed, privacy, and more. In addition to various anti-spyware features, it can disable common security threats (RPC/DCOM, LMHash), increase performance, usability, and tweak Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.

Note: The program doesn't come with an explanation of each setting change so users not familiar with Windows should proceed with caution.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: User profile folder. A single setting is written to indicate whether you have accepted the license agreement.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: BSD
How to extract: Download the "bin" ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xpy.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: xp-antispy
What's new? v1.3.8: May 31st, 2014
- added option to retrieve updates for Windows Embedded POSReady systems, even if using other
- compiled using latest NSIS 3.0 beta 0

v1.3.7: June 24th, 2013

- Ixquick (aka Startpage) is now default search engine

16 comments on xpy  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Alexandre 2006-03-27 08:24
Adam 2006-03-31 15:35

very neat application, offering many tweaks to further enhance your Windows security.

Mark 2006-06-24 03:04

Sorry but this piece of rubbish ruined my system, full reinstall was required.
use with caution or not at all.

ahoier 2007-01-07 09:40

can't vouch for Mark's comment, hehe. But I've been using this program on all my installs for a while now, it's really neat. When you set what stuff to change (fix? lol) it does have the option to create a backup, last time I checked...and it also gives you input about what values it's changing, at what locations/files...so, if something fubar's it shouldn't be too difficult to go back...

Bill 2007-01-07 12:40

I've used this since about version 0.93. I haven't had the same experience Mark had but like any tool that changes things in your registry it's important to understand what the changes are before you make them. XPY is a great tool and it does exactly what it says it will do. I've never had a technical problem with the software, only my own lack of caution.

Webfork 2007-06-06 19:28

Increases security and privacy similar to xp-Antispy, except for being open source and has more features. Negatively, XPY doesn't provide as much explanation as xp-Antispy but options like being able to delete the needless several megs of music, picture, and video data, as well as killing links to Windows programs no one uses. Used with xp-Antispy, they clean up a lot of Windows garbage.

xp-Antispy: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=659

aTarom 2007-06-09 05:18

Great application, fast system and open source.

Luigi 2008-03-20 06:03

For Windows Vista you have Vispa:


Haven't tried it yet though...

daniel 2008-06-25 01:36

It has changed a lot of stuff.
Your urgent help please to restore my windows into original settings

this program doesn't do it

Gaziza 2008-08-20 11:46

This is a must-have for those who know what they're doing.

Spook Murphy 2010-01-08 12:58

Backdoor Trojan. xpy, a fitting name indeed.

dany 2011-11-24 21:20

@Spook Murphy and anyone else: false positive.

Pretty slick and nifty. No FAQ, so google-fu required. Doesn't detect currently applied settings though. I already had some uPNP and Media Player stuff disabled but xpy shows the boxes unticked. Oh well... Nevertheless one of the fastest and imho easiest to use tweakers out there.


silium 2013-01-23 22:24

Mark's comment made me curious, so I ran this tool in a virtual machine. My only guess is that he selected all settings, ignored both warning messages and proceeded. I agree, use with care, and that includes not ignoring warnings.


Gemini Apollo Gomez 2013-04-03 07:00

The Website link to xpy.whyeye.org has the most current stable version as being up to xpy v1.3.4 but the download link at xpy.whyeye.org is bad.


Napiophelios 2014-07-26 16:23

version 1.3.8 is available @ sourceforge

(and @ PortableApps.com too)


webfork 2014-07-27 19:50

Thanks Napiophelios. Updated entry and download site.


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