ActualNames. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

ActualNames | Type: Browser Hijackers
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ActualNames is an address bar search hijacker which targets IE, Netscape and AOL browsers. ActualNames seems to contain components to interfere with sending of e-mail from various applications and web sites. Bundled with KazaaMate. Suspected also to be installed by ActiveX drive-by download from some pop-ups. ActualNames has the ability to update itself via the Internet. It includes the uninstaller.

From the publisher: As Web users type your company's keywords in their browser's address box, they will be taken straight to your site.

ActualNames properties:
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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ActualNames manual removal

Kill processes:
findservice.exe, mailbook.exe, cliner.exe, update.exe, updater.exe
Delete registry values:
Delete files:
findservice.exe, mailbook.exe, cliner.exe, update.exe, updater.exe, finddll.dll, mailbookproxy.dll, mydll.dll, nndll.dll, nn7dll.dll, updaterproxy.dll, spredirect.dll, unins000.exe
Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\AdvSearch

Information added: 03/19/04 10:00; information updated: 09/01/05 02:19

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Comments on ActualNames

ActualNames can silently download and execute arbitrary unsigned code from its controlling server, as a self-updating feature.

ActualNames/BrowseProxy is also a severe security hole as it allows any web site to execute arbitrary programs.

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