Nortons detected HBINST.EXE?
Norton Antivirus detected adware in C:WINDOWS\TEMP\HBINST.EXE
How do I delete this temp file?
This question was answered on May 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Process File: hbinst or hbinst.exe
Process Name: HBINST
Description: Installer for a program called "HotBar" Hotbar enhances the
surfing experience offering a variety of innovative and fresh skins for the
browser while providing users worldwide access to various services These
programs gather information on your browsing habits and transmit it back to
Company: Hotbar.com Inc
System Process: No
Security Risk ( Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): Yes
Common Errors: N/A
To delete it, kill the process first, then browse to the c:\windows\temp
folder and remove like normal
if that doesnt work you might have to go to start-> run then type in:
regsvr32 -u "c:\windows\temp\hbinst.exe"
after that it should be deletable.
You might also need to disable it using the msconfig utility and restarting
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Posted by Nyree of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 2, 2004