I went through the guide by grinler on "How to remove IE Defender (Removal Instructions)". I have a few questions on the same. Do not know if this is the right place to post.
I did not find IE defender in my add/remove programs list so did not do anything nor did I go to the program files folder since I did not find ie defender in this list. Also, I did not use hijackthis and manually found one file dx50codec.dll in windows system 32 dll (i have XP service pack-2) and deleted it. Thereafter I rebooted and ran Panda Active Scan online check. I did not apply the registry patch. Now it seems my pc is okay as there is no pop up asking me to install ie defender nor does the Yahoo search engine site show any message of my pc being infected. But since you mentioned all those steps and did not mention that all steps may not be necessary I have my doubts now.
1. Is it okay that I did not find IE defender in the add/remove list?
2. Do I have to apply that registry patch? Does my registry have some unwanted lines that need to be set right by applying this .reg file?
3. Is it okay that I did not run hijackthis?
Hope to hear from you on this.
Edited by sdas57, 05 November 2007 - 08:45 PM.