KaZaA users: How to Remove Brilliant Digital Spyware

edited April 2002 in General Discussion

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  • edited December 1969
    (as reported on CNET news.com - http://news.com.com/2100-1023-875274.html)

    1. In the Windows Control Panel, select an option called "Add/Remove Programs." One of the options will be "b3d Projector." Highlight this and click the "Change/Remove" button.


    You may get a message that the uninstall has been successful. Search your computer for a "BDE" folder, which most likely will be found in the "WinNT" or "Windows" directory. In this folder will be a file called "bdeclean.exe". Run this to finish the first part of the process. Delete the BDE folder.


    Caution: An unrelated piece of software called Borland Database Engine also creates a BDE directory. If you think you may have this software installed, or if there is any confusion whatsoever, do not delete this directory.


    2. In the "Temp" directory (this will normally be found inside the "Windows" or "WinNT" directory) is a folder called "Brilliant." This contains many files. Delete the entire folder.


    3. After performing steps 1 and 2, you will need to locate and remove some additional Brilliant Digital files that have been placed in critical system-level computer directories. CAUTION: Deleting the wrong files could interfere with the normal functioning of your computer. These files will most likely be in the "WindowsSystem" or "WinNTSystem32" folder:


    bdedownloader.dll
    bdedata2.dll
    bdefdi.dll
    bdeinsta2.dll
    bdeinstall.exe
    bdesecureinstall.cab
    bdesecureinstall.exe
    bdeverify.exe
    bdeverify.dll


    Delete these files.

  • axx
    edited December 1969
    warzboot [nt]


  • edited December 1969
    Thanks! Worked like a charm....

    Hailz!

    Wow! that was nasty stuff to remove. It went perfectly, but those steps show you how Fooking CRIMINAL these dudes are.... They want you to *think* you have removed it... but you havn't really, until you do all those other steps.

    Great help, Carch

    N8
  • edited December 1969
    You still post like an A _ _Hole [nt]


  • edited December 1969
    Thank you Carch. [nt]


  • edited December 1969
    instructions were the final straw - nuked kazaa for good. thx [nt] [nt]


  • axx
    edited December 1969
    Actually

    Winmx is the only major Napster Clone I know of that doesnt include spyware now.

    -ax
  • edited December 1969
    Re: Actually

    Winmx is the only major Napster Clone I know of that doesnt
    include spyware now.

    Limewire includes spyware?

    --MH

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  • axx
    edited December 1969
    Yes, windows version does (NT) [nt]


  • edited December 1969
    Crazy

    I mean, it's developed to be a Java app... you'd think they wouldn't add in platform-specific crap!

    --MH

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  • axx
    edited December 1969
    Re: Crazy

    I mean, it's developed to be a Java app... you'd think they
    wouldn't add in platform-specific crap!

    --MH

    To be fair, their customer base is people too cheap (poor?) to buy music.

    -ax
  • edited December 1969
    [b]Re: KaZaA users: How to Remove Brilliant Digital Spyware[/b]

    www.omniwarp.com software to do it for you!

    [url=http://www.omniwarp.com]Brilliant Remover[/url]
  • edited December 1969
    Re: Actually

    Do the other napster clones also use BrilliantDS-ware or something else?
    if so, I'm assuming the places that the other programs install the BDS-ware is the same and the process of removing them is the same, or am I mistaken?
    if not, do you know what they are?
  • edited December 1969
    [b]Re: KaZaA users: How to Remove Brilliant Digital Spyware[/b]

    [quote]
    www.omniwarp.com software to do it for you!
    [/quote]
    Holy Shet!!!! This thing is the best invention since electricity!! My life was such a mess before I found the "brilliant spyware remover" from omniwarp.com. I've actually stopped kicking my dog and I'm considering taking a break from beating my wife. Now how do I stop leaches that dont share their files from trying to download from me. I don't have a high speed connection and I still allow file-shareing(although I have to limit the amount of uploads). These retards that don't share should look up definition of "file-SHAREING". Share your files or f_ck off!!! You can reach the angryguy at cook15212@yahoo.com peace out and keep it on the downlow yall.
  • edited December 1969
    [b]Re: KaZaA users: How to Remove Brilliant Digital Spyware[/b]

    Does anyone know if BDE is bundled with the most recent updated version of Kazaa? I believe this is version 7.1.

    [quote]
    (as reported on CNET news.com -
    http://news.com.com/2100-1023-875274.html )

    1. In the Windows Control Panel, select an option called
    "Add/Remove Programs." One of the options will be
    "b3d Projector." Highlight this and click the
    "Change/Remove" button.
    You may get a message that the uninstall has been successful.
    Search your computer for a "BDE" folder, which most
    likely will be found in the "WinNT" or
    "Windows" directory. In this folder will be a file
    called "bdeclean.exe". Run this to finish the first
    part of the process. Delete the BDE folder.
    Caution: An unrelated piece of software called Borland
    Database Engine also creates a BDE directory. If you think you
    may have this software installed, or if there is any confusion
    whatsoever, do not delete this directory.
    2. In the "Temp" directory (this will normally be
    found inside the "Windows" or "WinNT"
    directory) is a folder called "Brilliant." This
    contains many files. Delete the entire folder.
    3. After performing steps 1 and 2, you will need to locate
    and remove some additional Brilliant Digital files that have
    been placed in critical system-level computer directories.
    CAUTION: Deleting the wrong files could interfere with the
    normal functioning of your computer. These files will most
    likely be in the "WindowsSystem" or
    "WinNTSystem32" folder:
    bdedownloader.dll bdedata2.dll bdefdi.dll bdeinsta2.dll
    bdeinstall.exe bdesecureinstall.cab bdesecureinstall.exe
    bdeverify.exe bdeverify.dll
    Delete these files.

    [/quote]
  • edited December 1969
    [b]Re: KaZaA users: How to Remove Brilliant Digital Spyware[/b]

    [quote]
    Does anyone know if BDE is bundled with the most recent updated
    version of Kazaa? I believe this is version 7.1.

    [/quote]
    Yeah, it is... try getting a copy of "kazaa lite" instead.

    www.kazaalite.com
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