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Adware.Inetex - Removal

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:38:13 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
The Edge Tech
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
varies
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
    1. Update the definitions.
    2. Restart the computer in Safe mode
    3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Adware.Inetex.
    4. Reverse the changes made to the registry.
    For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

    1. To update the definitions
    To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

    2. To restart the computer in Safe mode
    Shut down the computer and turn off the power. Wait for at least 30 seconds, and then restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode. For instructions, read the document, "How to start the computer in Safe Mode."

    3. To scan for and delete the files
    1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
    2. If any files are detected as Adware.Inetex, click Delete.


      Note:
      If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, note the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

    4. To reverse the changes that were made to the registry


    WARNING:
    Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry," for instructions.
    1. Click Start > Run.
    2. Type regedit

      Then click OK.

    3. Adware.Inetex, click Delete.

    4. Navigate to the key:

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\VB and VBA Program Settings

    5. In the left pane, delete the subkey:

      INETEx


    6. Navigate to the key:

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\ddeexec\Application

    7. In the right pane, double-click (Default).

    8. Reset the Value date to the name of your default Web browser.

      For example, in a default installation, if you use Internet Explorer, it will be:

      IExplore

    9. Navigate to the key:

      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HTTP\shell\open\command\

    10. In the right pane, double-click (Default).

    11. Reset the Value date to the path to your default Web browser. For example, in a default installation, if you use Internet Explorer, it will be:

      "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" -nohome

    12. Exit the Registry Editor.

    13. Restart the computer in Normal mode. For instructions, read the section on returning to Normal mode in the document, "How to start the computer in Safe Mode."


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