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by HelenP / February 24, 2005 11:21 AM PST

I can't remove this spyware. I'm running Command ISSX and Ad-Aware SE. Command is picking it up and I'm trying to delete it with no success. Will it have to be done manually?

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Removal instructions from
by roddy32 / February 24, 2005 11:38 AM PST
In reply to: Ezula

Symantec/Norton. Make sure that you follow the proper instructions for whatever your operating system is. Once you remove the offending program from add/remove your virus scanner should be able to remove whatever else is left. There ARE variations for this though so if there are no programs in add/remove named "Top Text" you might have a variant. BTW, This particular adware is usual aquired via Kaaza, etc.

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Removal instructions
by HelenP / March 20, 2005 11:01 PM PST

I'm sorry I didn't give you any feedback earlier.I did try your way and the procedure Coryphaeus suggests with no success.

I'll try anything but please bear in mind I'm no computer whizz kid.

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Try thnis too. . .
by Coryphaeus / February 24, 2005 11:39 AM PST
In reply to: Ezula
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Try this too
by HelenP / March 20, 2005 11:03 PM PST
In reply to: Try thnis too. . .

Thank you for your suggestion. I did try it but the search revealed no stub.exe or ezstub.exe files.

As I have said I'll try anything within my limited computer capabilities.

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Tried again
by HelenP / March 20, 2005 11:14 PM PST
In reply to: Ezula

I went right back to the beginning.

I definitely don't have TopText in my programs so I can't remove it.

I have now found the following files on my system:

Inkstub.exe (25KB) C:\Windows\system32

wmpstub.exe (76KB) C:\Windows\system32

ppupdstub.exe (68KB) C:\ProgramFiles\CommonFiles\PestPatrol

Does this make sense to anyone?

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Don't delete those
by Edward ODaniel / March 21, 2005 2:20 AM PST
In reply to: Tried again

and if you can't find the files referenced but still get the alert by ONE PROGRAM I would suggest, as have others, that you download, place in its own directory, check for updates then RUN HijackThis to see what it finds.

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