Sunday, October 17, 2004

The Best Spyware Remover!

I've finally found the solution to remove the irritating SearchMiracle spyware. It creates links to the searchmiracle website by making hyperlinks through certain keywords in the websites you visit. Words like business, games, mba and sex all become hyperlinks. In addition to that, pop-ups keep appearing even if you're offline and it installs a hijacker toolbar to your Internet Explorer. Bloody Irritating. Here's more information from Giant Labs.


Alias: Elite Bar, Search Miracle, SearchMiracle, EliteBar

Threat type: Adware - Adware is generally software that displays advertisements. Some advertisers may covertly install adware on your system and generate a stream of unsolicited advertisements that can clutter your desktop and affect your productivity. The advertisements may also contain pornographic or other material that you might find inappropriate. The extra processing required to track you or to display advertisements can tax your computer and hurt your system performance.

Threat category: Browser Plug-in - A browser plug-in is an application that can be installed within a user's web browser. Plug-ins can come in the form of a toolbar that is included in your web browser or a search or navigation feature to extra task buttons on the browser. Although most plug-ins are designed to perform necessary functions, many plug-ins are harmful to you computer because they have complete access to your web browser and can modify, spy and redirect any task you perform.

Threat risk: High Risk
High risk threats typically are remotely exploitable vulnerabilities, which can lead to system compromise. Successful exploitation does not normally require any interaction. May open up communication ports, use polymorphic tactics, stealth installations, and/or anti-spy counter measures. May us a security flaw in the operating system to gain access to your computer.

Description: Adds a search hijacker toolbar to Internet Explorer called Elite Bar.

SearchMiracle also displays popup advertisements.

SearchMiracle.EliteBar hijacks Internet Explorers home page and search settings.

The website does not have a privacy policy or EULA to date.

Advise: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer or your privacy.

So what's the solution? It's the Giant Antispyware! To download it just click on the link, and then type what country you're from and how you heard about the product. That's it.

So far it's the best Spyware remover I've tried. Better than any of the other spyware and adware removers like Spybot, Ad aware.. etc, which all failed to remove SearchMiracle on my computer. Giant Antispyware will also set up a firewall of some sort on your computer which will notify you if some program is trying to install itself onto your browser.

Once you've installed it, to completely remove SearchMiracle, go under Scan Options and check all the options, including Deep File Scan. It'll take quite long to scan this time because of the Deep File Scan option, but it'll throughly clean your system. You'll be surprised at how much Spyware and Adware is in your computer. After the scan ends, it'll ask you what you'd like to do with the spyware found. Just select "Remove" for each of the spyware and watch the program do the rest. =)


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