[24hoursupport] Re: Highjacked Browser

  • From: Bob <minwltz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 16:54:44 -0500


    Thanks I tried adaware it did not work. Then I went to Lavasofts
site and updated the adaware reference file. That did 98% of the job.
But there were files it could not remove. They kept coming up file in
use. I renamed them and deleted all but 2. I then re-booted (Restart)
and ran adaware again which removed the rest.
Xupeter is one of the worst pices of garbage I have come across since my
first IBM PC JR(early 80's).

I can't believe this got by me. I was in a rush and clicked yes on some
popup then got another popup asking if I would allow Gator to install of
course I said no.  I should have known better.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Doug Keller
> Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2003 3:06 PM
> To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Highjacked Browser
> Do you have SpyBot? If you do not have it but want it, just
> let me know. It is freeware. It will search and clean 
> spyware, etc. from your system. Doug
> Bob wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > My browser keeps getting highjacked by something called 
> "xupeter". It 
> > keeps changing my Home URL and produces multiple pop ups.
> > 
> > Xupeter  has added a toolbar to my browser. I can hide the 
> toolbar but 
> > it is still available to be reselected on the IE customize option.
> > 
> > Also it added a large number of Favorites, which I deleted.
> > 
> > I use this machine for work and access my companies data 
> base through 
> > my browser. It is imperative that I get this removed. Any 
> suggestions
> > 
> > Win XP Pro SP1
> > IE 6.0 SP1
> > Outlook  2002 SP1
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 

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