Smartfinder removal

Discussion in 'spyware news and general information' started by dvk01, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
    If you have been hit by the redirection to
    this is the only way to remove it at the moment

    Click "Start" -> "Run"
    Type "regedit" and click OK.
    In navigation tree go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedTaskScheduler
    Then delete all keys at the right panel (just click on it and press Delete key)
    Then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\classes\CLSID\{3F143C3A-1457-6CCA-0A7-7AA23B61E40F} and delete all keys too.
    Restart your PC in safe mode

    run hijackthis and fix this entry if it exists,
    O2 - BHO: OsbornTech Popup Blocker - {FF1BF4C7-4E08-4A28-A43F-9D60A9F7A880} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshelper.dll
    and any R0 & R1 entries relating to and the O13 entries as well
    Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\ folder.
    Find file mtwirl32.dll and delete it. and then delete the C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshelper.dll

    then reboot
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