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10-17-2002, 09:42 PM
Anouther Tread with that name, "WTF?"

Anyway, ive got this friken cookie or some crap program that keeps reseting my my homepage to some crap like www.xupiter.com or something, and when i try to unitsal the thing it fricks up with an error mesage, and when i try to delete the prog it just reapers instatly or doesnt let me trash it, I say agan "WTF?"

Boba Rhett
10-17-2002, 09:48 PM
Get Adware. See if that can get rid of it.

10-17-2002, 09:49 PM
I have Adaware and I have that Xupiter thing too. It wont go away.

Boba Rhett
10-17-2002, 09:51 PM
Ad-aware says it should remove it with no problem. Make sure you have the latest version. You need the latest one.

10-17-2002, 09:53 PM
check your temp folder for hidden files

10-17-2002, 10:04 PM
i did, cant find it, ill try to get my hacker friend on it

10-17-2002, 10:21 PM
Adaware is the program to use.

Tho I haven't had that problem.

10-17-2002, 10:42 PM
So when did this all happen?
Was there a email you opened or was it just like this one time when you got on-line? This sucks man I hope that you solve it soon.
:duel: :lsduel:

10-17-2002, 10:47 PM
It happend just after i refomated my hard drive and was getting all the progs back like winzip, quicktime, divX, and Direct X. It just appered one day, i cant figure out how!!

10-17-2002, 10:57 PM
It happened to me one day after my friend stopped using my comp. Coincidence, or jackass friend?:eek:

10-18-2002, 02:27 AM
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over?

10-18-2002, 07:18 AM
What is Xupiter?

10-18-2002, 07:39 AM
i dunno why its doin that dude. sry i cant help. you should try to find out if its a virus....that could be the problem, but i doubt it. well, good luck with ur prob!

10-18-2002, 08:53 AM
ad-aware must help..., you could try e-mailing them, or another computer magazine or so

10-18-2002, 09:06 AM
here's what I found on it..... I hope it helps
other nasties
Xupiter consists of an Internet Explorer toolbar containing link buttons to the search engine at xupiter.com and a task run at Windows startup which downloads updates to the software and may launch pop-ups. It also contains functionality to periodically hijack your home page and search settings to point to xupiter.com, and add links pointing to xupiter.com to your bookmarks.

Also known as
XupiterToolbar (program name).

Origin unknown, most likely ActiveX drive-by-download in pop-up adverts.

What it does
Yes. Apart from the hijacking and added links, the software periodically open pop-under advertisements as directed by its controlling servers. (These may appear in windows with only an 'exit' menu.)

Privacy violation

Security issues
Yes. The software contacts its servers to ask for update code, which is executed without checks. It also downloads third-party software (eg. a casino loader).

Stability problems
The update-checking task tries to connect to xupiter.com to download updates whether or not you are connected. If it fails it may cause a crash in 'RunDownload.exe'.

Xupiter has no uninstall function. Spybot S&D update 2002-09-22 and Ad-Aware reffile 042-24-09-2002 can remove it, however.

Manual removal
Open the registry (from the Start menu, click Run and enter regedit) and find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run. Delete the 'XupiterStartup' entry.

Open a DOS command prompt window (Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands to deregister the toolbar.

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XupiterToolbar.dll"
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XTUpdate.dll"
(If your Program Files folder is something other than 'C:\Program Files' - for example because you have installed on a different drive or you are using a non-English version of Windows, you will have to change the commands accordingly.

Restart the computer and you should be able to delete the Xupiter folder in Program Files. You can now restore your home page (Internet Options->General->Home page) and your search settings (Internet Options->Programs->Reset web settings). You can also delete the registry keys HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Xupiter and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{A27CFCAE-9351-4D74-BFFC-21EB19693D8C} to clean up if you wish.

The Xupiter site itself is just another bog-standard portal. The toolbar was developed by them based on generic toolbar code licensed from Orion Studios (which is why this name appears on XupiterToolbar.exe).

10-18-2002, 02:20 PM
Originally posted by acdcfanbill
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over?

Ahh.... you must be a vet of the Army..... Where were you stationed?


10-18-2002, 06:34 PM
I was stationed in the deadly Bunny Fields in a foreign country I belive was called Happyfunland. I was shot twice in my left leg. I almost died since the rest of my squad went ahead of me. I only lived because the Taliban allies the "natives" as we called them took me to a POW camp. It took two years for the conflict to end. Not many know about it since it is now very classified info. My leg is still sore...

10-18-2002, 10:34 PM
uh . . . . thanks, i guess? Well i dont donload casino crap so i still dont know how i got it? hidden file?

But thanks for telling me how to kill the little buga

10-19-2002, 03:52 AM
Actually, I stole it from a Space Flight Sim game. :D If you shot them, they would calmly reply, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, over? :p

10-19-2002, 07:34 AM
I belive we have a enemy down, roger?