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Windows 7: ToolBHO = ???

16 Jul 2010   #1
AVSIC

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
ToolBHO = ???

Hello experts! Help needed.

INTRODUCTION:
Some time ago I noticed BHO-things like toolbar and installed aplication. I was searching web where there is said that BHO is related to a trojan so I uninstalled BHO using CCleaner and nothing happens (positive nor negative). Some of these files still exist in my hard drive. So it begins...


PROBLEM:
What to do with these BHO files? Should I remove them completely or left them doing something I don't know what?

Thank you for your time!




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16 Jul 2010   #2
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

If you right click on any of the folder and click properties, what does say the target is? What location or program are they attched to?

Geeve
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16 Jul 2010   #3
AVSIC

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

What do you mean Geeve?
I got this under properties


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16 Jul 2010   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have you ran a scan with Malwarebytes ?

ThreatExpert Report
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16 Jul 2010   #5
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Exactly, First have you tried Malwarebytes or Spybot S&D? If not give them a try to see if they can clean them out for you. BHO files, from what I have read are attached to spy/malware. So go down this road first.

If they find nothing then for the files/folders in question take a look at the properties and see if it pointing to any software you know of. If not you can try to delete it and let it sit in the recycle bin. Do some testing, open programs, reboot etc. If all is well then you can drop it out of the recycle bin. If it causes problems then restore it from the recycle bin.

After all this let us know where you are at and we can either call it good or roll our sleeves up and get at it again

Geeve

Edit: Got beat by Derikimo
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16 Jul 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
Exactly, First have you tried Malwarebytes or Spybot S&D? If not give them a try to see if they can clean them out for you. BHO files, from what I have read are attached to spy/malware. So go down this road first.

If they find nothing then for the files/folders in question take a look at the properties and see if it pointing to any software you know of. If not you can try to delete it and let it sit in the recycle bin. Do some testing, open programs, reboot etc. If all is well then you can drop it out of the recycle bin. If it causes problems then restore it from the recycle bin.

After all this let us know where you are at and we can either call it good or roll our sleeves up and get at it again

Geeve

Edit: Got beat by Derikimo
Sound advice worth repeating!
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16 Jul 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Those toolbars have to do with Firefox and Google Chrome. BHO's (the good one's) are "Browser Help Objects"
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16 Jul 2010   #8
AVSIC

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I ran a deep system scan with BitDefender Total Sec. 2010.,and found nothing. Only some password-protected files. I think I can trust them and say there are no spyware there. Any further suggestions?
Maybe I'm just afraid of something I noticed for the first time
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16 Jul 2010   #9
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Those toolbars have to do with Firefox and Google Chrome. BHO's (the good one's) are "Browser Help Objects"
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AVSIC View Post
I ran a deep system scan with BitDefender Total Sec. 2010.,and found nothing. Only some password-protected files. I think I can trust them and say there are no spyware there. Any further suggestions?
Maybe I'm just afraid of something I noticed for the first time
@Jacee..Learn something new everyday

@ACSIC.. it is quite possible as Jacee was so kind to point out it very well could be part of the browser (firefox or Chrome)
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16 Jul 2010   #10
AVSIC

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

So no reason to worry about?
Nice. I'll still keep an eye on that. It's hard not to be suspicious nowadays...
For now, thank you ALL!
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