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Removing Stubborn Spyware From Your Hard Drive

Aug 17, 2007
Internet Explorer is the browser used by most computer user and because the browser was designed to have third party functionality spyware distributors have taken advantage of the opportunity to spread their surveillance software. Creators of spyware are very aware that many users now have spyware removers up and running on their computers.

To counter this, spyware producers have designed browser help objects (BHO's) that do not begin running until the user connects to the internet using Internet Explorer. This type of dormant BHO also keeps users from identifying spyware by viewing what applications run with computer start-up.

To remove stubborn browser hijack objects the highest recommended program is Hijack This. The program was originally used to destroy homepage hijackers but it has evolved into an all around removal tool.

Begin by downloading Hijack This and then running a system scan. Once the scan is complete scroll to the detected files named 02-BHO and remove any suspicious looking
material.

Look at the path the BHO is using as well as the name and you should be able to decipher between the legitimate title and those that need removing. Files with random naming are most likely unwanted and should be selected for deletion. If a good file is removed accidentally you can use the restore function Hijack This offers.
About the Author
Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for http://www.1st-in-remove-spyware.com/ , a site that focuses primarily on spyware detection software, as well as tips on how to avoid spyware from popping up on your computer. His articles have also been featured on related spyware sites such as, http://www.best-in-spyware-detection.com/ as well as http://www.best-sypware-removal-reviews.com/
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