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Friday, April 01, 2005

How to Remove KeenValue.

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KeenValue, SearchUpgrader Toolbar
  • Executable Files: SearchUpgrader.exe.
  • Dynamic Link Libraries: bho.dll; pwrs0rbi.dll; IncFindBHO.dll.
  • Directory/Search Page:
  • Uninstall Page URL:
  • Related Articles: Important Removal Tool Note. Fighting Malware with Standard Windows Tools (February 25, 2007). You may have more in your bag of tricks than you realize.
  • Notes: Some versions of these infections are also known as eUniverse (Ad-Aware), KeenValue (Mcafee), Euniverse (PestPatrol), PowerSearch (PestPatrol), eUniverse.IncrediFind (Spybot), KeenValue.PerfectNav (Spybot), Adware.Keenval (Symantec), SPYW_KEENVAL.A (Trend Micro). This infection can be removed by both Lavasoft's Ad-Aware freeware and by SpyBot S&D freeware.

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