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How To Delete Xupiter program?

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by IronMike778, Jan 25, 2003.

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  1. IronMike778

    IronMike778 Thread Starter

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    Xupiter is some spam type of website that constantly replaces my homepage for some reason and I always have to change it back. I just did a search on my hard drive, found the Xupiter folder, but got the "Cannot delete folder:Access denied" message. Anyone familiar with this problem? How can I correct it?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    We've had many threads concerning it, and the program Spybot is generally the best way to approach its removal. Spybot will probably detect many other hidden spyware installs as well.

    You can follow the instructions from this link on installing, updating and running it. Be sure to accept all the updates except for the Language and PGP tools which you probably don't have a use for.

    http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/

    You may also wish to give us a complete look at your startups and other configuration features using the program HijackThis and its integrated StartupList. You can do this either before or after you run Spybot. If problems continue after Spybot, definitely give us a look.

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

    To use HijackThis, after unzipping it, run it and then click the "scan" tab. A log will be produced which you should copy/paste to a reply here. Then click Config > Misc Tools > Generate StartupList, and copy/paste that file here to the same reply.
     
  3. secondbell

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    I have tried all of the above and cannot get rid of it. Spybot finds all the Gator stuff but after running, fixing problems and rebooting I still get xupiter home page whenever I try to go to any page without first typing in the entire address. I gave up after a few weeks of really messing up my computer. Just wanted to know if there was anything else. BTW there is no windows.vbs file either.
    I am getting an new PC soon so I am not willing to spend a lot of time on this but am just puzzles by everyone who says Spybot will fix it.
     
  4. Deke40

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    Spybot *should* completely remove xupiter if you downloaded and installed all the updates. After you install the updates, you need to close spybot, then open it and run it.
     
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