Smartfinder removal

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  1. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

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    If you have been hit by the redirection to Smartfinder.biz
    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 smartfinder.biz 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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