Below are step by step instructions to remove SecondThought from your computer.
Note: This process is difficult and is not recommend unless you are an expert in this field. The manual
process is also dangerous as the removal process requires you to access and edit sensitive files in
the registry of your machine and run the risk of totally destroying your computer.
An important point to remember when removing SecondThought is
to delete all parts of the SecondThought code. This is a must as SecondThought will rebuild itself and will
result in further spreading of the spyware parasite.
for some very good programs to remove SecondThought or any other spyware that your machine may have simply picked up.
Second Thought is a web browser toolbar that will launch advertisements while you browse the web. Second Thought may monitor your Internet behavior and report this information to its controlling servers. Second Thought may also automatically update itself, and during these updates third party software may be installed.
SecondThought Removal Instructions
First, end the 'stcloader.exe' process from the Task Manager (ctrl-alt-delete). Also remove these files (if present) with Windows Explorer: stcloader.exe, Adware.SecondThought, BKDR_RULEDOR.E, Second Thought, SecondThought, Trojan.Win32.SecondThought, Trojan.Win32.SecondThought.a, Trojan.Win32.SecondThought.c, Win32/SecondThought.G.
Open the registry (Start->Run->regedit) and delete the following keys and values:
Now, before you delete it, the DLL file must be deregistered. Open a DOS command prompt window (from Start->Programs->Accessories). Enter the following commands in the DOS window: cd "%WinDir%\System" regsvr32 /u
Each file is in several locations so you'll need to search for them and unregister + delete them in every location you find. Tip: this is only a list of known files/locations. You will want to do a search by the name of the file to see if they're on your system.
Having successfully done this you should be able to delete the entire 'Second Thought' folder in Program Files.
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