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Brwoser "Helper" Objects - DIE MORPHEUS!
edited March 2002
edited December 1969
I got hit by an annoying browser "helper" object recently when I installed the latest (crappy, gnutella-based) version of Morpheus. It had installed a browser helper object that redirected through a stat-gathering site every time I went to a site whose name it knew. More of an annoyance to me than anything else (it just made my back button not work properly), but I can imagine such a beast could be really, really nasty.
Check this story for info:
"MOrpheus gives Web Surfers a Detour"
Here's a microsoft tech note on it (for IE 4, but still applies):
And here's some (not end-usery) software that'll help you track it down:
PC Mag's BHO Cop 1.0 (for win 9x/NT/2000/XP)