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23-APR-06 WARNING for the latest MS Updates
« on: April 23, 2006, 05:34:02 am »
It adds some annoying errors. You can't enter www.google.com in iexplorer and actually get there without the http:// anymore it seems. (Verified on 3 computers, XP Home Swe, Pro Eng).

Then of course normal windows users go to MS update and think MS screwed up big time and see a new update that might fix their problems. But what's that update for something? Surprise. It's the latest windows genuine update...

So you get it installed before you know about it. You then proceed to look for new updates only to figure that you can't. If you've got an honest copy of windows (priced below 1$ for example - what it should cost) that is. In Remove/Add programs u'll find out that it's the only update you cant remove. Lol! Coincidence?

Now it looks like I got to keep those crappy errors.
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23-APR-06 WARNING for the latest MS Updates
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006, 02:38:25 am »
How to fix the problem:
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How to dump Windows' piracy 'spyware'

Letters Readers' writes


By The Letterman: Thursday 27 April 2006, 09:01

Microsoft targets Windows pirates with pop-ups
Man, I couldn't believe it was Microsoft who finally got my system infested with spyware! An unkillable process? Popup windows? A prompt you have to click at logon? My GOD!!! But it's ok. You CAN get rid of it:

There are 2 parts to this spyware popup: WGAtray.exe and wgalogon.dll. Killing the WGAtray.exe process causes it to reappear in 1 second. With it present, WGAlogon cannot be deleted. And you can't delete it while it's running. Seem impossible? Nah.

First, you need to have an Explorer window open and pointing to the C:\windows\system32 folder, where the spyware resides (interestingly, doing a hard drive search for "wgatray" turns up nothing- clever spyware, this is!). And you have to have Task Manager open, right beside the Explorer window. This is tricky, and must be done fast- you kill the process in Task Manager, and before the spyware can reopen itself, you must delete WGAtray.exe in the Explorer window. You only have a split second, but it is possible. Once the spyware .exe is gone, you must reboot your computer.

Yes, now you will see the spyware's nag screen. No problem, it's the last time. When you DO finally get to the desktop, do a search "for WGAlogon.dll" You will find 2 copies, one in system32 and one in the dllcache folder. Without the WGAtray spyware to protect them (did you notice it was gone? YAY!), you can rename and then delete both these spyware .dll's. Your system may hang when you reboot it the first time, but when it is brought back up, THE SPYWARE IS ALL GONE.

Whew. Man, I may have to stop using Windows Update. It installs spyware!

I'm afraid of these malware writers coming after me for defeating their product, so I can't provide my real email. But feel free to share this malware removal process with the world.

-Kevin

*While we crash and burn, small, low tech, agrarian societies such as the Hmong in the mountains of Laos will continue on without so much as blinking an eye.*