How can I get rid of Xupiter?

Question

I have been hijacked by Xupiter. When I launch IE, XUPITER comes up in the lower left corner of my screen. It appears that I am in my ISP home page, but I am getting many more pop-ups than ever.

I read about Xupiter in a recent email of yours, but I accidently deleted it. Have I picked up the Xupiter toolbar? How can I get rid of it? My internet options home page is correct.

Thanks for your help.

Tony Hecht

Answer

This question was answered on February 19, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Here are the simple steps I took to remove Xupiter from my computer:

Start Internet Explorer

Click "Tools > Internet Options" while in Internet Explorer

Click the "Programs" tab and click the "Reset web settings" button

Click the "General" tab

Change your Home Page back to what you want

Click the "OK" button to exit and save

Select the "View > Toolbars" menu and turn off the Xupiter toolbar

Exit Internet Explorer

Run the following three commands at the command prompt or in the Run dialog (click Start > Run):

regsvr32 /u "c:\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XupiterToolbar.dll"

regsvr32 /u "c:\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XTUpdate.dll"

regsvr32 /u "c:\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XTSearch.dll"

Remove (delete) the Xupiter entries from the following registry location (use REGEDIT from the Run dialog in Windows 9x or REGEDT32 in Windows NT/2000/XP):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Reboot your computer

Delete the Xupiter directory from C:\Program Files

Hope they work for you!

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 19, 2003