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AboutBuster 6.03 Released

by Marianna Schmudlach / July 3, 2006 4:54 PM PDT

AboutBuster removes CWS.HomeSearch, CWS.SeDLL, CWS.MfPlay
The last 2 were added in this version.

IE Hijacked to res://.dll/index.html#37049 PopUps
Specific Words on webpages link to search pages.

Important steps to getting this tool to work properly:

First unzip all files from the zip folder to a folder or your desktop. Start it and hit ok. Then hit update. A new screen should popup. On that screen hit Check for Updates. If it sais it found an update hit Download Updates. If it doesnt it will automatically tell you and exit. Now for the scanning part. Hit start and then Ok. The program should start scanning. Then hit exit and reboot

Download: AboutBuster

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Telltale Signs
by Bugbatter / July 4, 2006 1:33 AM PDT

You have any of the variants if your homepage is hijacked to About:Blank and does not want to reset; and when you receive many popups when starting Internet Explorer

You have CWS.HomeSearch when your homepage is hijacked to a website that contains res:// in the address bar followed by a random .dll name.

You have CWS.SeDLL when your homepage is hijacked to a website that contains se.dll in the address bar and it is within the temporary folder.

You have CWS.MfPlay when you are experiencing the same symptoms as CWS.HomeSearch but instead of a random dll entry, the dll is mfplay.dll.

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Marianna, No More 'Update' In AboutBuster
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 4, 2006 10:46 AM PDT

The current instructions are to simply press the 'Begin Removal" button. I remember in the previous versions, (prior to 6.0.0), there was indeed an "Update" button. It's no longer there. (At least, I've been unable to find it on the last few 6.0 revisions.).

Hope this helps.


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by Marianna Schmudlach / July 4, 2006 11:12 AM PDT

as stated in the help file:

I. Main directions

Make sure this program is run in safe mode.

1) Unzip all files to a folder.
2) Start AboutBuster 6.03
3) Hit begin removal and allow the program to run.
4) AboutBuster will finish and open a new page. Follow the instructions for protection on that page.
5) Shut down AboutBuster. A log should have been created.

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