Brilliant Digital spyware

  red dragon 17:16 19 Dec 2003

Hi All
Just run Pestpatrol and it found 8 instances of Brilliant Digital spyware. I have searched the Net and all I can find is its bundled with Kazza. I dont have Kazza and have never had it. I have tried the unistall process for the Kazza version...but the fix doesnt work.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

RED Dragon

  VoG II 17:21 19 Dec 2003
  red dragon 17:39 19 Dec 2003

I have checked through the registry and Ive searched my hard drive but I havent found any of the files listed on the link you gave me.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance

Red Dragon

  VoG II 17:44 19 Dec 2003

Have you tried running Ad-aware click here or Spybot click here

  alB 17:52 19 Dec 2003

I found these instructions on CNET, don't know if you have seen them but they may help.... These three steps will remove most traces of the Brilliant Digital software from most machines. CNET did it using a computer running Windows 2000, but the same process should work for other Windows operating systems. Please be aware, however, that these instructions represent just one uninstall method and may not be suitable for all machines and software configurations.

CNET Networks assumes no liability in publishing these instructions, which people may choose to follow at their own risk. As always, it's a good idea to make a backup of any critical files before proceeding.

1. In the Windows Control Panel, select an option called "Add/Remove Programs." One of the options will be "b3d Projector." Highlight this and click the "Change/Remove" button.

You may get a message that the uninstall has been successful. Search your computer for a "BDE" folder, which most likely will be found in the "WinNT" or "Windows" directory. In this folder will be a file called "bdeclean.exe". Run this to finish the first part of the process. Delete the BDE folder.

Caution: An unrelated piece of software called Borland Database Engine also creates a BDE directory. If you think you may have this software installed, or if there is any confusion whatsoever, do not delete this directory.

2. In the "Temp" directory (this will normally be found inside the "Windows" or "WinNT" directory) is a folder called "Brilliant." This contains many files. Delete the entire folder.

3. After performing steps 1 and 2, you will need to locate and remove some additional Brilliant Digital files that have been placed in critical system-level computer directories. CAUTION: Deleting the wrong files could interfere with the normal functioning of your computer. These files will most likely be in the "WindowsSystem" or "WinNTSystem32" folder:


Delete these files.

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