Xupiter’s Biggest Enemy Is Spyzooka

As long as Spyzooka has fought spyware programs, Xupiter has infected computers. This is one of the first browser hijackers in existence. I thought that this program was out of the game when the creators were busted for spamming with over 75,000 domain names created in an effort to trick users into accidentally stumbling across one of their sites and automatically downloading the Xupiter toolbar. The websites were cleverly misspelled like popular URLs. Saeid and Daniel Yomtobian put their baby to rest in July of 2006.

However, Xupiter has resurfaced under a Hungarian domain. It’s usually associated with a peer to peer file sharing community called Grokster. We all know that these types of sites are usually associated with unknown risks. If you happen to come across one of these, the chances are that you will never know what hit you. Every now and then your firewalls may catch it if you have them set high enough, but it isn’t going to stop it.

The Xupiter toolbar is a browser helper object (BHO). Basically it hijacks Internet Explorer and redirects you to their search engine. Whatever you are searching for will turn up pages of 3rd party advertisers. This search engine will make you especially susceptible to pop-ups including a high level of adult content. These may decide to pop-up at very inappropriate times like in an office meeting.

With that being said, catching Xupiter early is the key. It is possible to go online and try to figure out how to delete the program, but it is very well hidden. It will even plant files in your System Restore, so that it can regenerate next time you start your computer. An anti-spyware program is priceless if it does what it says it will. You can save valuable time and resources.

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