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Can't get rid of BrowserAid


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#1 DonnaL

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 05:49 PM

My son clicked on a pop-up with his brand new computer. I have been working on it for hours trying to get rid of the stuff. Ad-aware found over 400 objects on the first scan & the number has gone done with each scan. I have probably scanned it at least 20 times. I have also scanned with SpyBot several times. It is now down to two objects. Both of them say Browser Aid. I delete them & reboot & scan & they are back again.

Does anyone know how to get rid of that one?

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 12:32 AM

Try running Ad-Aware in safe mode with system restore not enabled.
Then tell your son to get on the program. LOL
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 12:33 AM

Try running Ad-Aware in safe mode with system restore not enabled.
Then tell your son to get on the program. LOL
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 05:25 PM

I have tried Ad-aware twice in safe mode. The second time I disabled the system restore. I deleted the two objects & rebooted. I scanned again & there they were again.

This is what the details on them say:

Vendor:BrowserAid
Category:Data Miner
Object Type:RegValue
Size:3 Bytes
Location:software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\runwindowsupdate
"Country"
Last Activity:9-23-2004
Risk Level:Low
TAC index:6
Comment:
Description:Variations may install a toolbar. Some
versions cause popups.Trackware, some distributions
hijack IE.

Vendor:BrowserAid
Category:Data Miner
Object Type:Regkey
Size:3 Bytes
Location:software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\runwindowsupdate\
Last Activity:9-23-2004
Risk Level:Low
TAC index:6
Comment:
Description:Variations may install a toolbar. Some
versions cause popups.Trackware, some distributions
hijack IE.

Any ideas about them?

#5 tg1911

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:33 PM

These should help you out.
Removal instructions:

kephyr.com
spywareguide.com
doxdesk.com

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