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Persistent Problem With Getting Rid Of "sidestep"

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#1 P220ST


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Posted 11 September 2006 - 11:27 AM

Persistent Problem with getting rid of "SideStep"; advice needed:

It does not appear by name in the populated list of Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
It does not appear by name under My Compter > C: > Program Files
It does appear under Start > All Programs > SideStep with the 2 submenus: "SideStep" and "Uninstall SideStep"
- the "Uninstall SideStep" button is functionless
- the "SideStep" button acts as a hyperlink directing the user to its website

It seems to be some sort of perpetual vector for malware.
- SpySweeper on deep scan in safe mode picks up malware associated with the name, "SideStep" weekly
- NOD32 found and destroyed 2 (two) malwares associated with the name, "SideStep" yesterday
- TrojanHunter found and destroyed a "trojan" associated with the name, "SideStep" this morning

I'm perplexed. Any advice would be much appreciated.

Windows Defender
Windows Firewall
Webroot SpySweeper
Eset Nod32
Google Pop-Up Blocker

Sweeping with:
Mischel TrojanHunter
Spybot Search & Destroy

Mod Edit: Split and moved topic to more appropriate forum and into it's own thread to get the attention it needs. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 11 September 2006 - 04:12 PM.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 11 September 2006 - 11:38 AM

Probably going to have to manually remove Sidestep either by deleting it from the registry or using the hijackthis uninstall manager. Their may still be a O16 entry in HijackThis for sidestep so I advise you post a hijackthis log as well.

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