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Ie Defender- Do I Need To Follow Al The Steps Advised Here?


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#1 sdas57

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 08:45 PM

Hi,

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.

Question:-

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. :thumbsup:
Yrs sincerely.
Sdas

Edited by sdas57, 05 November 2007 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2007 - 09:50 PM

If you had symptoms of IE Defender, then you should go back to the tutorial and follow the instructions for the manual fix and use the recommended registry patch. That's why the manual fix is provided.

When done with that, I recommend you download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free
  • Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
  • An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
  • If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.) Do not run a scan just yet
  • Reboot in "SAFE MODE using the F8 method and launch SUPERAntispyware.
  • In the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.
  • There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next".
  • After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".
  • Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next".
  • A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.
  • If asked to reboot, click "Yes".
  • If not, select Close to exit the program and reboot normally.

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:20 PM

Uh Ohh!! Okay. Thanks once again on this reply too. I guess then I will run the registry patch too. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 06:25 PM

If continue to have problems, please print out and follow the generic instructions for using SmitfraudFix in BC's self-help tutorial "How to remove the Smitfraud/Generic Zlob".
(scroll down to where it says Removal Instructions; ignore the part that shows symptoms in a HijackThis log as they will not apply your case.)
The tool has been updated to include detection and removal of some of the bad files related to this infection.
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