Monday, November 28, 2005

How to Remove ISTBar.

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  • Associated Worms/Trojans: W32.IST [Panda]; Win32.IstBar.ap; Win32.IstBar.bp;;; Win32.Istbar.bu; Win32.Istbar.bx; Win32/IstBar.ce [Computer Associates]; W32/Istbar.CK@dl [F-Prot];; Win32.Istbar.dh; Win32.Istbar.dr; Win32.IstBar.e [Kaspersky]; Win32.Istbar.eo; Win32.IstBar.gen [Kaspersky]; [Kaspersky]; Win32.IstBar.i; W32/Istbar.MY [NORMAN]; Win32.IstBar.p[Kaspersky]; Win32.Istbar.u; Win32/PMagic.A [Computer Associates].

  • Executable Files: l9lecc.exe; istsvc[1].exe; bb.exe; bundlernetscape.exe; crack.exe; dust.exe; games.exe; iinstall.exe; iinstall19866.exe; installs.exe; ist.exe; ist1.exe; istdownload.exe; istinstall_154074.exe; istinstall_netscape.exe; optimize.exe; scan.exe; penmzp.exe; sidefind.exe; srcle32.exe; ssdbkup.exe; start.exe; uveu42at.exe; ymhfvu.exe.

  • Dynamic Link Libraries: acsproxy.dll; cmctl.dll; flashplayer.dll; fwntoolbar.dll; gzlib.dll; istbar.dll; imgconv.dll; intrigue.dll; istactivex.dll; istbar_mainstream[1].dll; istbarcm.dll; lhqibp.dll; mediaaccc.dll; nem218.dll; sfbho.dll; sidefind.dll; srchbar.dll; vic32.dll; ysbactivex.dll.

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  • Related Articles: Fighting Malware with Standard Windows Tools (February 25, 2007). You may have more in your bag of tricks than you realize. How to Remove ISearchTech.SideFind; ISearchTech.SideFind Update (08-27-05); How to Remove YourSiteBar; Important Removal Tool Note.

  • Notes: According to the Spyware Information Center, this infection is also known as: "DownloadPlus and SearchBarCash-Hijacker. ISTbar/MSCache is also known as MSUpdates\MSCache., Trj/W32.IST[Panda], TrojanDownloader.Win32.IstBar.e[Kaspersky], Spyware/ISTbar[Panda], TrojanDownloader.Win32.IstBar.p[Kaspersky], Trojan Horse[Panda], Adware/nCase[Panda], Win32/IstBar.ce!Downloader[Computer Associates], TrojanDownloader.Win32.IstBar.t[Kaspersky], Win32/PMagic.A!Trojan[Computer Associates], TrojanDownloader.Win32.IstBar.p, actalert.exe, W32/Istbar.CK@dl [F-Prot], [Kaspersky], Adware-ISTbar [McAfee], W32/Istbar.MY [NORMAN]". All variants use a corresponding variant of the TrojanDownloader.Win32.IstBar. ISTBar may download various other parasites while installed. These items may have to be removed separately.
  • Most versions of this infection can now be removed by using Spybot S&D.

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