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How to get rid of 'ABetterInternet.Aurora'?

Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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Dec 29, 2005

Tried Norton's removal tool; it does not work.
Tried SpyBot's removal tool; it does not work either.


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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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some ideas Dec 30, 2005

Hi Sven,

Check the post #4 on this thread: http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1698106.php

There's also Microsoft tool that is said to be good http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=321CD7A2-6A57-4C57-A8BD-DBF62EDA9671&displaylang=en

HTH,
Grace.


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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Firefox Dec 30, 2005

Hi Sven,
Since I switched to Firefox spyware like this is a thing of the past.
Lots of other reasons I like Firefox better too, multiple pages in one taskbar page, word search in browser page (add on), it’s faster, goggle search bar incorporated, built in pop-up buster and easy-to-use privacy/adblock filter.

About removing this spyware
I managed to remove Abetterinternet adware from Explorer by following instructions on a PC health forum, can’t remember which sorry. I think I used HijakThis, but I can't remember as I just don't need to use progs like that or Adaware/Spybot anymore.
You should be able to find something here:
http://www.google.it/search?q=remove%20abetterinternet&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official



Btw: thanks for the tip about Jv16 Power tools, much better than Norton




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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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I use Firefox too, but ... Dec 30, 2005

I use Firefox too, but Firefox does not prevent infection by ABetterInternet.Aurora, it only stops the advertising caused by it. One still loses bandwidth and CPU capacity.

Will try your other suggestion later today.


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Google it Dec 30, 2005

Try entering "A Better Internet Aurora" in Google and you will be offered many ways of getting rid of this pest.

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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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Dear Jack, Dec 30, 2005

I spend a full working day googling 'ABetterInternet.Aurora' and trying out suggestions proffered.

None worked.

That's why I posted my question on ProZ.com!


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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No, the Microsoft AntiSpyware does not solve the problem Dec 30, 2005

Please do not suggest any untried solutions!

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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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No, the advice offered on http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1698106.php does not work either. Dec 30, 2005

May the creator of ABetterInternet.Aurora be impaled on a slow-growing bamboo shoot!

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TTW-Co.Ltd
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try to spot where the little bastard is hiding Dec 30, 2005

1) close all programs that you can possibly close

2) start > programs > accessories > System Tools > System Information

3) look in: Running Tasks

4) look in: Drivers

5) look in Startup Programs

Do you see anything unusual?

maybe you already spot the possible intruder, if not:

5) start your webbrowser

What else starts running besides your browser?

If everything seems to be quite ok, then the spyware might have added to an executable or - I am not sure if this would work - a dll.

If such is the case reïnstalling your browser might help. Most probably, the designers of this spyware will have thought of this squashing technique; hence it will not work.

I know this ain't easy, but the approach I just described is the only way I know of, that may prevent the ultimate - you're going to hate this - format c: and install your OS and applications from original CDs.

HTH,


Sven Petersson wrote:

Tried Norton's removal tool; it does not work.
Tried SpyBot's removal tool; it does not work either.


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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Try Kaspersky online scanner Dec 30, 2005

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

If it will not help, it will not do any harm either


Sven Petersson wrote:
May the creator of ABetterInternet.Aurora be impaled on a slow-growing bamboo shoot!


Agree there

Uldis


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Jo Macdonald  Identity Verified
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Search all files. Dec 30, 2005

Sven have you tried HijakThis yet?
Watch what you delete.
If not. Go gettit
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

If HijakThis doesn’t work, try this.

Search all files.
Search all files for abetterinternet, aurora, and any other names you can think of that might be associated. I’m pretty sure there was one called adaware or .ad or something like that. In any case if you’re hunting down the sucker you’ll know what you’re looking for.
From what I can remember there is a dll or something that’s continuing to create you’re prob.
You won’t be able to delete the file straight off unless you deactivate the system configuration restore feature which is a pain, and even then I’m not sure because it’s being used by the system from startup (sneaky huh?).
But what you should be able to do is change the name of the file, by clicking slowly twice on the name (or right-click/rename). After changing the name, you reboot the system, the file with the changed name will no longer be able to load and you can now trash it.
Good luck.
Jo


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
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EURIKA! Jan 24, 2006

http://www.jayloden.com/aimfix.htm

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