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Last updated 20/08/2006
Home page setting
changes unexpectedly, or you cannot change your home page settings:
Error message in
mfc42.dll appears when starting, and the Internet Explorer quits:
There are a few variations out there involving....
xupiter.com; browserwise.com; sqwire.com; orbitexplorer.com
Generates pop-up advertising, hijacks search engines, adds links to Internet Explorer, automatically tries to update itself.
Xupiter is the most likely cause of the following error:
Explorer caused an invalid page fault in MFC42.DLL
NOTE: Malware known as 'Browserwise' causes the error 'iexplore.exe caused an invalid page fault in MFC42.DLL'
Its presence, or a faulty uninstall, is implicated in the following error (unconfirmed):
failure sinking events IWebrowser2
It is also known to cause crashes involving the file xtupdate.dll and sundry other xt*.dll files.
An uninstall facility is available at the link below:
The "orbit" version can have an entry in add/remove programs.
The inexperienced computer user can get rid of Xupiter by running:
1. AdAware (available at http://www.lavasoft.de/)
2. BHODemon (available at http://www.definitivesolutions.com/bhodemon.htm)
An excellent replacement for AdAware is Spybot. Again, it is a free programme which can be downloaded from:
Manual Removal (not all points may apply)
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Delete the DWORD "XupiterStartup"
Delete the following registry keys:
Run the following commands to unregister the various DLLs - note that some of the files may not exist on your computer.
(or as appropriate for your computer)
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Xupiter\Updates\XupiterToolbar.dll"
Repeat for xtupdate.dll, xtsearch.dll, t.dll, u.dll, s.dll, toolbar.dll, redirector.dll, search.dll (not all files may exist on your computer).
Repeat for bwupdate.dll and bwsearch.dll