2nd thought. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

2nd thought is also known as Second Thought | Type: Browser Hijackers
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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 manual removal

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

Geolocation of 2nd thought

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

Information added: 03/19/04 10:00; information updated: 12/05/11 17:46

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Comments on 2nd thought

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

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.
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
run adware or spybot to remove it
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.
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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