Cleaning up after WMF exploit – BHO removal

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Browser helper objects (BHO’s) are listed in the registry and load with explorer when it runs (Internet Explorer/ File explorer are so closely tied it affects both.) I’ve used BHOdemon in the past to identify and disable BHO’s and a tool like that is the preferred method. However, in my case, this is a disposable [...]

Disinfecting a PC… part 7

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Ok, another reboot after the BHO cleaning. Things are a good deal more responsive now, less disc swapping going on. (I suspect that those three missing BHO entries may have been causing the slow down, but I don’t know.) Installing wintop so that processes can be monitored. Also, getting spybot S&D *(search and destroy) installed [...]

Disinfecting a PC… part 6

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Ok, it’s BHOdemon time… installed from cd and on starting: BHOdemon bhotb-all.html not found, no web connection downloading on other machine. Finally get it to work copying from another machine. But I had to change the Windows ME to show full filenames to help troubleshoot why it couldn’t find the file (naming problem.) (There seems [...]

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