Patterico's Pontifications

12/6/2003

Spy Wiper Fix?

Filed under: Scum,Spy Wiper — Patterico @ 8:39 pm

Here is a thread that has a possible fix for the ugly Spy Wiper problem.

Also check out this site.

UPDATE: The simplest fix, which worked for me, was to reset my home page to a different home page by clicking “Tools” and then “Internet Options” from my toolbar. Then I deleted the Spy Wiper cookie. I forget what it’s called, so you might have to delete all cookies, which is a pain — but less of a pain than Spy Wiper.

UPDATE x2: If, when you try change your home page by clicking “Tools” and then “Internet Options” from your toolbar, you are unable to do so because of system restrictions in effect, you may need to edit your registry. I do not recommend this if you do not know what you are doing. Bad Things can happen when you edit your registry, and I am not responsible. That said, if you still want to try, instructions are here. You need to disable the restriction preventing changes to Home Page settings.

16 Responses to “Spy Wiper Fix?”

  1. need help with spy wiper, can’t get rid of it

    Dave (af86f0)

  2. Spy wiper has invaded my puter and I can’t get rid of it. I have windows 98 system. I went to Microsoft update and microsoft critical update and downloaded all I could but it didn’t help. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Scott

    Scott (c37115)

  3. Scott, your best bet is to go to http://forums.spywareinfo.com/ and post in the forum, explaining what happened. They will probably advise you to download and run HijackThis, which is here: http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/.

    suzi (a9b332)

  4. S/W infested my computer as soon as I had software installed to use a high speed cable modem. The ISP has been no help with removing this pushy web page from our monitor.

    Kermit

    Kermit Lohr-Flanders (7d5cc7)

  5. I too am a victim of Spy Wiper. I feel so violated and ticked off!! I have just about had it with the cd drives popping out at me everytime I get on the Internet. I also have problems with a popup inviting anyone on my computer (my 13 yr. old son!!!) to click onto porn sites. I have to assume there is a correlation between Spy Wiper and this site because they both started at the same time. I desparately need assistance in getting rid of this parasite!!! In the mean time, tell me where to complain about these dogs and I will bomb them with complaints!!!!! Thanks to anyone that can offer assistance. (I have already added Spy Sweeper, but it hasn’t helped. I also tried to change the default for my home page.)

    Lori (07e1b8)

  6. I’ve been hijacked several times in the last week. I would love to see somebody sue these asshats. I changed my default home page, locked the settings and they have still been able to get in my computer.

    Leeanna (7db5bd)

  7. I followed one of the popups to http://www.object.passthison.com, which takes you to http://www.incredifind.com. I downloaded the “uninstall” file, ran Earthlinks spyware blocker (which I had done before to no avail), reset the default web page to start.earthlink.net, deleted all cookies and temp internet files, rebooted, and it seems to have worked! Good Luck!

    Kirk (217f5c)

  8. I followed one of the popups to http://www.object.passthison.com, which takes you to http://www.incredifind.com. I downloaded the “uninstall” file, ran Earthlinks spyware blocker (which I had done before to no avail), reset the default web page to start.earthlink.net, deleted all cookies and temp internet files, rebooted, and it seems to have worked! Good Luck!

    Kirk (217f5c)

  9. I’ve had it woth these bastards too! Here’s the company infoI found using the WHOIS service. I called them once and spoke with one of their CS reps and she supposedly was going to send a removal tool but never did. I think I may just have to make a trip up to LA.

    Registrant:
    eUniverse
    (DOM-309135)
    6060 Center Drive
    Third Floor
    Los Angeles
    CA
    90045
    US

    Domain Name: incredifind.com

    Registrar Name: Alldomains.com
    Registrar Whois: whois.alldomains.com
    Registrar Homepage: http://www.alldomains.com

    Administrative Contact:
    eUniverse Inc.
    (NIC-1465646)
    eUniverse
    6060 Center Drive
    Third Floor
    Los Angeles
    CA
    90045
    US
    Domains@euniverse.com
    +1.3102151001
    Fax- +1.3102582758
    Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
    Center Network Operations
    (NIC-398252)
    Alldomains.com
    1800 Sutter St.
    Suite 100
    Concord
    CA
    94520
    US
    hostmaster@alldomains.com
    +1.9256859600
    Fax- +1.9256859620

    Created on…………..: 2003-Jun-09.
    Expires on…………..: 2004-Jun-09.
    Record last updated on..: 2003-Jun-09 16:48:52.

    Domain servers in listed order:

    NS1.EUNIVERSE.COM 12.129.205.221
    NS2.EUNIVERSE.COM 66.201.123.29
    NS3.EUNIVERSE.COM 12.129.205.222
    NS4.EUNIVERSE.COM 66.201.123.30

    tbone (b11f31)

  10. A lawsuit against Rob Martinson and Spy Wiper has been filed by an attorney in North Dakota!

    Details here: http://ricosuit.spywarewarrior.com

    Residents of North Dakota may be able to file similar charges. See this post on my blog for contact information http://www.netrn.net/archives2/000461.html

    suzi (a9b332)

  11. Ditch Internet Explorer(IE) as your browser. I would suggest switching to either Firefox(http://www.mozilla.org) or Opera as your browser, not only to stop these browser hijacks but also for a better browsing experience.

    I also personally would recommend to use Spybot’s Search and Destroy (http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) for removing spyware and also to use the tea timer functionality present in it.

    Install a firewall like Zonealarm(http://www.download.com/ZoneAlarm/3000-2092-10324064.html?tag=lst-0-1) and dont allow IE and Windows explorer to access the internet. Allow selective programs to access the internet. If unsure, google about it.

    Install an anti-virus software like Grisoft’s AVG(http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/).

    All the above posted software are of no cost to you.

    General Rules: Don’t click yes to all popups that appear. Use your prudence. Make a habit of updating these softwares regularly.

    vida (f23bfa)

  12. Rich – nothing like posting to solicit hits to your site. It seems to be a habit of yours lately. I’ve seen your posts on blogs and forums. ((rolls eyes))

    suzi (635d70)

  13. What is Spy Wiper?

    Douche (1a5700)

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