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Xupiter.
Below are step by step instructions to remove Xupiter 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 Xupiter is to delete all parts of the Xupiter code. This is a must as Xupiter will rebuild itself and will result in further spreading of the spyware parasite.

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Xupiter Description
Xupiter is an Internet Explorer toolbar that may redirect your home page and search requests through one of Xupiter's search engines. Xupiter may also add bookmarks into your Favorites folder, and display advertisements.

Xupiter Removal Instructions

The OrbitExplorer variant may have an uninstall available. Go to Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, choose 'Orbit' and click 'Remove'. Other variants have no built-in uninstall. An uninstaller is available through ActiveX drive-by-download from Xupiter sites; reports suggest this works for some but not all variants, and may leave a message on bootup that Xupiter must be reinstalled.

Manual removal

Open the registry (from the Start menu, click Run and enter regedit) and find the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Delete the entries 'XupiterStartup' and 'XupiterCfgLoader' (earlier variants), 'SQUpdatesChecker' and 'SQConfigChecker' (Sqwire variant) or 'OrbitUpdate' and 'OrbitView' (OrbitExplorer variant).

Open a DOS command prompt window (Start->Programs->Accessories) and enter the following commands to deregister the toolbar (Xupiter and BrowserWise variants):

cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XupiterToolbar.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XTUpdate.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XTSearch.dll"

(The earliest variants of Xupiter didn't have the XTSearch.dll file, so don't worry if this last command gives an error.)

For the 2003 variant, use:
cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Xupiter\XupiterToolbar.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Xupiter\XTUpdate.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Xupiter\XTSearch.dll"

For the Browser variant, use:
cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Browser\Updates\BrowserToolbar.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Browser\Updates\BWUpdate.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Browser\Updates\BWSearch.dll"

For the Sqwire variant, use:
cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Sqwire\t.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Sqwire\u.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Sqwire\s.dll"

For the OrbitExplorer variant, use:
cd "%WinDir%\System"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Common Files\OE\toolbar.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Common Files\OE
edirector.dll"
regsvr32 /u "\Program Files\Common Files\OE\search.dll"

(On non-English versions of Windows, 'Program Files' and 'Common Files' may be called something different. In that case you will have to change these commands to match the name of these folders.)

Restart the computer and open the Program Files folder. Delete the 'Xupiter', 'Browser', 'Sqwire' or 'Orbit' folders, and in the OrbitExplorer variant also the 'OE' folder inside Common Files. For the Sqwire and OrbitExplorer variants, you should also open 'Downloaded Program Files' in the Windows folder and remove the 'Loader class' entry if it is there.

You can now restore your home page (Internet Options->General->Home page) and your search settings (Internet Options->Programs->Reset web settings). You can also delete the settings to clean up if you like: open the registry and delete the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Xupiter, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SQ (Sqwire variant) or HKEY_CURRENT_USER\CLSID\{0FDA4D2B-7975-405d-8D7C-F5E2247EAE80} (OrbitExplorer variant).

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