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Infected with PartnerBHO


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#1 rufmarine

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:37 PM

I recently did a scan with Spybot search and destroy and it found a number of items that needed to be fixed. Among those items was something called PartnerBHO. When Spybot prompted me to fix the selected items all of the items were deleted except for the PartnerBHO. I have done scans with my virus software, Trend Micro and Malware bytes Anti malware and they both come up clean, but Spybot is still posting that I am infected with PartnerBHO.

Any help removing this will be greatly appreciated.

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#2 DaChew

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:48 AM

http://www.systemlookup.com/viewitem.php?l...&item=55616

Some people like all the bells and whistles, I keep my computer as simple as possible
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#3 rufmarine

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:45 AM

http://www.systemlookup.com/viewitem.php?l...&item=55616

Some people like all the bells and whistles, I keep my computer as simple as possible



This is a new computer so I thought I was keeping it simple also. So the partnerBHO is something google uses? Very interesting, will it harm my system? Why does spybot pick it up and others just ignore it? Thank you for answering sir.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:04 AM

http://www.google.com/chrome

presumably collects and sends certain information.


It's a grey area to applications, I agree with spybot, the marketing types have no respect for privacy

spy-ware ad-ware

once you cross that line it's easy to go a little further and then we have malware

Edited by DaChew, 01 March 2009 - 10:08 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:50 PM

So is manually uninstalling the best way to get rid of it or is there a program designed to do that safely?

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 05:47 PM

These legitimate well meaning but over zealous programs like chrome can be uninstalled thru add/remove, another place they cross the line is when they leave active spyware components after removing the main program.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 01:36 PM

Can u raise this on topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/236378/trojanbho/

Cause i had the same problem and was not told its a google product andf thought ive got the same virus as on topic:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/199967/trojanbho-on-windows-vista/

Its better coming from you then me.

My laptop seems a little funny now after following the steps given on the second topic mention i plan to restore factory settings now and just remove the files detected by malwarebytes. Also Will i be prompted by zonealarm to allow the partner service??




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