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Adware.RCPrograms - Removal

February 13, 2007 11:35:47 AM
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Note: Removing this adware component from the system will likely cause the program that installed it to not function as intended.

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions. Uninstall Adware.RCPrograms using the Add/Remove Programs utility.
  2. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Adware.RCPrograms.
  3. Delete the values that were added to the registry.

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

2. Scanning for and deleting the files
  1. Start Norton AntiVirus and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files. For more information, read the document, "How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files."
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as Adware.RCPrograms, click Delete.

3. Deleting the values from 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, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to the key:


  4. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "RCSync"="C:\Program Files\RCPrograms\RCSync.exe"

  5. Navigate to the key:


  6. In the right pane, delete the value:


  7. Exit the Registry Editor.

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