Title: 2nd thought
Also known as: Second Thought

Remove 2nd thought
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:2nd thought severity is 32  (32 / 100)
 
2nd thought is a Browser hijacker which resets your home page redirect your searches to porn sites.
Its complicated to change start page after the infection.
2nd thought opens pop-up windows. 2nd thought properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Hides from the user

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2nd thought snapshot:

2nd thought manual removal:

Kill processes:
stcloader.exe
Delete registry values:
Browse to the key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
Delete the value 'stcloader'
Delete files:
stcloader.exe
Delete directories:
STC

Geolocation of 2nd thought:

This map reveals the prevalence of 2nd thought. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for 2nd thought removal instructions:

2nd thought qrcode
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The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like 2nd thought are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall 2nd thought right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2004-03-19 10:00:00
Information updated: 2011-12-05 17:46:27

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Guest
this thing is hard to get rid of and extremley annoying... neither ad aware or spy bot took it out....
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Frank
I got tired of your second thought add blocking the screen. I am already set up with the programs you offer.
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pfft
got rid of t but not the ads. :'(
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John
Mega annoyed. I have antivirus software, firewalls (which slow everything down) high security settings. How does my computer still allow these parasites to install shite like this without warning me?! Do these people really think people are going to buy something from them. Losers.
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ajb43
Pestpatrol found it and got rid of it no problem.
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James
I was infected with the 2nd-thought program. What others say: DO NOT CLICK on any of the buttons on the Second Thought installation. Use Task Manager to kill the application. After you have killed the application, delete the file that the 'terms & conditionss' web page came from in IE. On my machine this was in a folder called c: emporary . I cannot remember the name of the file as I deleted it before I wrote it down. Next, look for a folder called c:installer . Inside you should see a file called id53.exe . Delete this file & folder. This will stop the program reappearing after a restart. Yo will only be able to delete this file AFTER you have killed the Second Thought installation program. Reboot, and this time you should NOT have the Second Thought Installation program p**sing you off.

I also found the file tvm_b5_269.exe that is read as a virus by symantec antivirus software. The program is located in the internet explorer temporary file. The file also produces other programs that affect your computer. The file originates at the 2nd-thought.com website. I can't get rid of the file, so if anyone knows how that would be great to know. The file is not allowing my internet explorer to open and is slowing down my computer (CPU usage at 100%).

The infective program is found at 2nd-thought.com and is the domain is registered to this guy:
Don Lativalle ([email protected])
+1.5148827839
Fax: +1.0000000000
3597 boul St-Jean
Dollard des Ormeaux, H9X2B5
CA
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Jeff
The name of the file in c: emporary that James referred to is stcterms.htm
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Johnny
Thanks James! That was much more useful than the actual page!
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Guest
ad aware personal is the bom
i did a scan, removed the files and he said that he would remove a file when my pc starts because then it isnt active jet.
Then i did another scan and removed the last files.
thank god ive finally got rid of it
I hope this helps you
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Guest
everytime i try to open windows media player, a get a window that says that i have been granted the privelage to install 2nd-thought. so i close it but then it doesn't let me open windows media player. it's freaking annoying. plz help. thx
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Guest
i have a friend who has the media player problem and i told her all of this stuff on this website and she got rid of all of the things on this page but it still comes up on restart and still has the media player problem. there has to be something that im missing. somebody plz help...
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Guest
Since it was Media Player affected, I removed it and downloaded a new copy from Microsoft site. Installed it and everything is OK now. Make sure you do a scan ( I used Webroot SpySweeper) to get rid of all 2nd Thought files.
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Guest
run adware or spybot to remove it
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Guest
James i couldnt find the files c:/installer ...what does that mean or does my computer have a different file name for it....ive looked throught all my flies and nothing thanks
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Guest
Folks - haven't seen this anywhere, and I'm surprised. My battle with 2nd thought (I hope) is now won. After cleanup with multiple spyware killers, it would still appear. It looks like "wmplayer.exe" has been replaced, which spawns 2nd-thought. If your mcplayer.exe is 5K, it's a good chance it's fake. Rename the wmpalyer.exe (just in case) and re-install media player.
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Guest
Thanks for the info regarding mediaplayer. Given your info, I tried to launch mediaplayer, but it never would work. Therefore, I'm trying to delete it, but everytime I try to delete it or rename it, it tells me the application is in use by someone else or another program, thus not allowing me to delete it.
Any suggestions on how I can delete it?

Thanks,
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Guest
Booyah! Worked for me too. Found the 5k wmplayer.exe file, deleted it. Reinstalled and now I can listen to music again. Thanks folks.
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Guest
2nd thought sucks. i too can't delete media player bcuz it's "in use". I need help! e-mail me [email protected]
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Ira Sterbakov
2nd-thought attached itself to my windows media player. Everytime I removed it and then ran the plkayer, it re-installed itself.
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dee
how do i get this thing off of my computer 2nd-thought. help anyone [email protected]

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