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Adware.Topicks

Adware.Topicks

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Version:
0.96
Publisher:
Idium Systems
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
Datamgr.dll,HtCheck2.dll,hthost.dll,Idhost.exe,IdmUp.dll,TpBar.dll,TPReg.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.Topicks is an Internet Explorer toolbar that displays sponsored links to Web sites.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Adware.Topicks.

Behavior


Adware.Topicks must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 02, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 04, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Adware.Topicks does not seem to work properly. The following information is based on what this adware tries to do when it is installed:
  1. Creates the following registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TOPicks - Explore the web\DisplayName"="TOPicks - Explore the web"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TOPicks - Explore the web\UninstallString"="C:\PROGRA~1\topicks\bin\UNWISE.EXE C:\PROGRA~1\topicks\bin\INSTALL.LOG"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs\C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\Datamgr.dll"=0x1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs\C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\HtCheck2.dll"=0x1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ToPicks Starter"="C:\Program Files\ToPicks\Bin\Idhost.exe"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\App Code"="Default_Full"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Install"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Started"=0x40053DAA
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Version"="1.0.1.0"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Skin"="146^248^7"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Gambling"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Sex"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\P2P"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\P2P Params"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\First Time"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Is Icon"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Is Install"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Demo"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Log Flag"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Mode"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\First Update"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Active"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\Last Active"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\General\First Update End"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\Comm Links"=0x4
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\Sites Links"=0x7
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\More Info"="www.MoreInfo.com"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\More Links"=0xA
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\LR Additional Links"=0xE
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\HR Additional Links"=0x14
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\ini"="Updater.ini"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\Update"="http://tpdownload.topicks.com/default/running"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\Mode ASPS"="www.topicks.com"|
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Links\Mode ASP"="util/fullsize.asp"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Last"=0x40053DAA
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\interval"=0x7
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Is Log"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Last Date"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Log File"="\bin\logs.dat"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Log Path"="TopicksLogs.asp"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Log Server"="tpreport.topicks.com"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Cents"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Billing Interval"=0x1E
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Last Billing"=0x40053DAA
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Log\Billing File"="\bin\blng.dat"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Bin"="\Bin"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Comm File"="\Bin\spnsrs.xml"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Graphic"="\Graphic"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Icon"="logo.swf"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Category"="../Bin/ctgs.xml"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Comm Ini"="\Bin\test.ini"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Flash"="\Graphic\topicks.swf"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\MoreInfo Flash"="\Graphic\info.swf"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Link Flash"="\Graphic\link.swf"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\FileVersion"="\bin\fileversion.ini"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Program"="C:\Program Files\Topicks"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\RealTime File"="C:\Program Files\ToPicks\Bin\RealTimeSitesSites.xml"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Sites File"="C:\Program Files\ToPicks\Bin\Sites.xml"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Icon Flash"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Index"="\Bin\CtgInd.dat"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\Top Sellers"="../Bin/topslrs.xml"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\ParamVals"="\Bin\ParamVl.ini"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Path\ParamSet"="\Bin\ParamSet.ini"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\1"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\2"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\3"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\4"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\5"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\6"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\7"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\8"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\9"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\10"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\11"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\12"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\13"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\14"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\15"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\16"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\17"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\18"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\19"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\20"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\21"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\22"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\23"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\24"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 1\25"=0x0
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\1"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\2"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\3"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\4"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\5"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\6"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\7"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\8"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\9"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\10"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\11"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\12"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\13"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\14"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\15"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\16"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\17"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\18"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\19"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\20"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\21"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\22"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\23"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\24"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Resv 2\25"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\SRM\Is SRM"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\SRM\Last"=0x4013D7E8
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\SRM\Interval"=0x7
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\SRM\SRM File"="\Bin\srm.dat"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\SRM\Flash Info File"=""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\SRM\Last Date"="2003-10-27T11:09-05:00"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\SRM\SRM Path"="topicks/TopPicksCollect.asp"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\SRM\SRM Server"="tpcms.topicks.com"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Threads\Delay1"=0x2
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Threads\Delay2"=0x1
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ToPicks\Threads\Delay3"=0x2
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.DataMgr1.1\(Default)"="DataMgr1 Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.DataMgr1.1\CLSID\(Default)"="{9F8AC164-6826-4B52-8F65-9C31305E81CC}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.DataMgr1\(Default)"="DataMgr1 Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.DataMgr1\CLSID\(Default)"="{9F8AC164-6826-4B52-8F65-9C31305E81CC}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.DataMgr1\CurVer\(Default)"="DataMgr32.DataMgr1.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9F8AC164-6826-4B52-8F65-9C31305E81CC}\(Default)"="DataMgr1 Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9F8AC164-6826-4B52-8F65-9C31305E81CC}\ProgID\(Default)"="DataMgr32.DataMgr1.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9F8AC164-6826-4B52-8F65-9C31305E81CC}\VersionIndependentProgID\(Default)"="DataMgr32ataMgr1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9F8AC164-6826-4B52-8F65-9C31305E81CC}\InprocServer32\(Default)"="C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\Datamgr.dll"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9F8AC164-6826-4B52-8F65-9C31305E81CC}\InprocServer32\ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9F8AC164-6826-4B52-8F65-9C31305E81CC}\TypeLib\(Default)"="{BE7613D4-7D09-4CF8-B747-6DFF0564891E}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.ActionMgr.1\(Default)"="ActionMgr Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.ActionMgr.1\CLSID\(Default)"="{D7CB5BAF-18D9-46D4-8F72-909D409506FA}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.ActionMgr\(Default)"="ActionMgr Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.ActionMgr\CLSID\(Default)"="{D7CB5BAF-18D9-46D4-8F72-909D409506FA}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DataMgr32.ActionMgr\CurVer\(Default)"="DataMgr32.ActionMgr.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D7CB5BAF-18D9-46D4-8F72-909D409506FA}\(Default)"="ActionMgr Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D7CB5BAF-18D9-46D4-8F72-909D409506FA}\ProgID\(Default)"="DataMgr32.ActionMgr.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D7CB5BAF-18D9-46D4-8F72-909D409506FA}\VersionIndependentProgID\(Default)"="DataMgr32.ActionMgr"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D7CB5BAF-18D9-46D4-8F72-909D409506FA}\InprocServer32\(Default)"="C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\Datamgr.dll"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D7CB5BAF-18D9-46D4-8F72-909D409506FA}\InprocServer32\ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D7CB5BAF-18D9-46D4-8F72-909D409506FA}\TypeLib\(Default)"="{BE7613D4-7D09-4CF8-B747-6DFF0564891E}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{BE7613D4-7D09-4CF8-B747-6DFF0564891E}\1.0\(Default)"="DataMgr32 1.0 Type Library"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{BE7613D4-7D09-4CF8-B747-6DFF0564891E}\1.0\FLAGS\(Default)"="0"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{BE7613D4-7D09-4CF8-B747-6DFF0564891E}\1.0\0\win32\(Default)"="C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\Datamgr.dll"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{BE7613D4-7D09-4CF8-B747-6DFF0564891E}\1.0\HELPDIR\(Default)"="C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{E964B4A5-351B-40A6-8B8D-D856AAC538DC}\(Default)"="IDataMgr1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{E964B4A5-351B-40A6-8B8D-D856AAC538DC}\ProxyStubClsid\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{E964B4A5-351B-40A6-8B8D-D856AAC538DC}\ProxyStubClsid32\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{E964B4A5-351B-40A6-8B8D-D856AAC538DC}\TypeLib\(Default)"="{BE7613D4-7D09-4CF8-B747-6DFF0564891E}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{E964B4A5-351B-40A6-8B8D-D856AAC538DC}\TypeLib\Version"="1.0"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B8492793-8827-4172-A83F-E4A6DE6E707F}\(Default)"="IActionMgr"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B8492793-8827-4172-A83F-E4A6DE6E707F}\ProxyStubClsid\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B8492793-8827-4172-A83F-E4A6DE6E707F}\ProxyStubClsid32\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B8492793-8827-4172-A83F-E4A6DE6E707F}\TypeLib\(Default)"="{BE7613D4-7D09-4CF8-B747-6DFF0564891E}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{B8492793-8827-4172-A83F-E4A6DE6E707F}\TypeLib\Version"="1.0"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CheckPage.1\(Default)"="CheckPage Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CheckPage.1\CLSID\(Default)"="{0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CheckPage\(Default)"="CheckPage Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CheckPage\CLSID\(Default)"="{0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CheckPage\CurVer\(Default)"="HtCheck2.CheckPage.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\(Default)"="CheckPage Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\ProgID\(Default)"="HtCheck2.CheckPage.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\VersionIndependentProgID\(Default)"="HtCheck2.CheckPage"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\InprocServer32\(Default)"="C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\HtCheck2.dll"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\InprocServer32\ThreadingModel"="Apartment"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{0352960F-47BE-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\TypeLib\(Default)"="{DAE64161-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CHelpObj.1\(Default)"="CHelpObj Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CHelpObj.1\CLSID\(Default)"="{CBDB0279-9D76-48AC-ABD3-8CB9A4D73D4A}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CHelpObj\(Default)"="CHelpObj Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CHelpObj\CLSID\(Default)"="{CBDB0279-9D76-48AC-ABD3-8CB9A4D73D4A}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheck2.CHelpObj\CurVer\(Default)"="HtCheck2.CHelpObj.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CBDB0279-9D76-48AC-ABD3-8CB9A4D73D4A}\(Default)"="CHelpObj Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CBDB0279-9D76-48AC-ABD3-8CB9A4D73D4A}\ProgID\(Default)"="HtCheck2.CHelpObj.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CBDB0279-9D76-48AC-ABD3-8CB9A4D73D4A}\VersionIndependentProgID\(Default)"="HtCheck2.CHelpObj"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CBDB0279-9D76-48AC-ABD3-8CB9A4D73D4A}\InprocServer32\(Default)"="C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\HtCheck2.dll"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{CBDB0279-9D76-48AC-ABD3-8CB9A4D73D4A}\TypeLib\(Default)"="{DAE64161-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{DAE64161-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\1.0\(Default)"="HtCheck2 1.0 Type Library"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{DAE64161-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\1.0\FLAGS\(Default)"="0"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{DAE64161-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\1.0\0\win32\(Default)"="C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\HtCheck2.dll"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{DAE64161-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\1.0\HELPDIR\(Default)"="C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DAE6416E-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\(Default)"="ICheckPage"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DAE6416E-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\ProxyStubClsid\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DAE6416E-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\ProxyStubClsid32\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DAE6416E-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\TypeLib\(Default)"="{DAE64161-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DAE6416E-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}\TypeLib\Version"="1.0"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EB29CD69-7020-4D1D-A0BE-72130DFBA9F7}\(Default)"="ICHelpObj"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EB29CD69-7020-4D1D-A0BE-72130DFBA9F7}\ProxyStubClsid\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EB29CD69-7020-4D1D-A0BE-72130DFBA9F7}\ProxyStubClsid32\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EB29CD69-7020-4D1D-A0BE-72130DFBA9F7}\TypeLib\(Default)"="{DAE64161-491D-11D5-AB93-00D0B760B4EB}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EB29CD69-7020-4D1D-A0BE-72130DFBA9F7}\TypeLib\Version"="1.0"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{1EA4DBF0-3C3B-11CF-810C-00AA00389B71}\1.1\0\win32\(Default)"="C:\WINNT\System32\oleacc.dll"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{1EA4DBF0-3C3B-11CF-810C-00AA00389B71}\1.1\0\win32\(Default)"="oleacc.dll"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{D6BE4255-97C9-4D5C-9801-91DADDA92D81}\(Default)"="HTCheckSvr2"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\HTCheckSvr2.EXE\AppID"="{D6BE4255-97C9-4D5C-9801-91DADDA92D81}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheckSvr.ScanPage.1\(Default)"="ScanPage Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheckSvr.ScanPage.1\CLSID\(Default)"="{C6958ACD-D866-4349-9F7B-FDB73384F697}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheckSvr.ScanPage\(Default)"="ScanPage Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheckSvr.ScanPage\CLSID\(Default)"="{C6958ACD-D866-4349-9F7B-FDB73384F697}"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\HtCheckSvr.ScanPage\CurVer\(Default)"="HtCheckSvr.ScanPage.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C6958ACD-D866-4349-9F7B-FDB73384F697}\(Default)"="ScanPage Class"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C6958ACD-D866-4349-9F7B-FDB73384F697}\ProgID\(Default)"="HtCheckSvr.ScanPage.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C6958ACD-D866-4349-9F7B-FDB73384F697}\VersionIndependentProgID\(Default)"="HtCheckSvr.ScanPage"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C6958ACD-D866-4349-9F7B-FDB73384F697}\LocalServer32\(Default)"="C:\PROGRA~1\topicks\bin\hthost.exe"
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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Topicks.TopicksBar.1\CLSID\(Default)"="{80E81A0E-9741-4FBC-8EE3-3B78C04ADA1D}"
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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Topicks.TopicksBar\CLSID\(Default)"="{80E81A0E-9741-4FBC-8EE3-3B78C04ADA1D}"
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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{80E81A0E-9741-4FBC-8EE3-3B78C04ADA1D}\(Default)"="Topicks Categories"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{80E81A0E-9741-4FBC-8EE3-3B78C04ADA1D}\ProgID\(Default)"="Topicks.TopicksBar.1"
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{80E81A0E-9741-4FBC-8EE3-3B78C04ADA1D}\VersionIndependentProgID\(Default)"="Topicks.TopicksBar"
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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C809EE32-C648-459B-9A99-5CB20F61DCFC}\ProxyStubClsid32\(Default)"="{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{C809EE32-C648-459B-9A99-5CB20F61DCFC}\TypeLib\Version"="1.0"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TOPicks - Explore the web\DisplayVersion"="0.96"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TOPicks - Explore the web\HelpLink"="http:/ /www.topicks.com/support/"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TOPicks - Explore the web\Publisher"="Idium Systems Ltd."
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TOPicks - Explore the web\URLInfoAbout"="http:/ /www.topicks.com"

2. Creates the following files:
    • C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\Datamgr.dll
    • C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\HtCheck2.dll
    • C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\hthost.exe
    • C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\Idhost.exe
    • C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\IdmUp.dll
    • C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\TpBar.dll
    • C:\Program Files\topicks\bin\TPReg.dll

According to TOPicks:

"TOPicks relays on aggregated surfing data to identify the best sites in the web. For this purpose TOPicks sends data about your surfing events. This data doesn't include any personally identifiable information and is just used as statistical data."



  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Uninstall the TOPicks toolbar using the Add/Remove Programs utility.
  3. Unregister the .dll files related to this adware.
  4. Run a full system scan.
  5. Delete the keys that were added to the registry, if necessary.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To update the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.


2. To uninstall the Adware

  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the Windows 98 taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

    • On the Windows Me taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
        If you do not see the Add/Remove Programs icon, click "...view all Control Panel options."

    • On the Windows 2000 taskbar:
      By default, Windows 2000 is set up the same as Windows 98. In that case, follow the instructions for Windows 98. Otherwise, click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.

    • On the Windows XP taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. Click TOPicks - Explore the web

    Note:
    You may need to use the scroll bar to view the whole list.

  3. Click Add/Remove, Change/Remove, or Remove (this varies with the operating system). Follow the prompts.

3. To unregister the .dll files related to Adware.Topicks

  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type, or copy and paste, the following command:

    regsvr32 /u "%Program Files%\ToPicks\Bin\HtCheck2.dll"

    then click OK.
  3. Repeat steps a and b, typing each of the following commands one at a time:

    regsvr32 /u "
    %Program Files%\ToPicks\Bin\IdmUp.dll"
    regsvr32 /u "
    %Program Files%\ToPicks\Bin\TPReg.dll"
    regsvr32 /u "
    %Program Files%\ToPicks\Bin\TpBar.dll"
    regsvr32 /u "
    %Program Files%\ToPicks\Bin\DataMgr.dll"
    regsvr32 /u "
    %Program Files%\ToPicks\Bin\idmcom.dll"
    regsvr32 /u "
    %Program Files%\ToPicks\Bin\htps.dll"

    Note: %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the path to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.


4. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.

    Note: If you ran the Add/Remove programs applet as described in the previous section, all the files may have been removed, and thus none of them will be detected.
  2. If any files are detected as Adware.Topicks and depending on which software version you are using, you may see one or more of the following options:

    Note: This applies only to versions of Norton AntiVirus that support Security Risk detection. If you are running a version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition that supports Security Risk detection, and Security Risk detection has been enabled, you will only see a message box that gives the results of the scan. If you have questions in this situation, contact your network administrator.
    • Exclude (Not recommended): If you click this button, it will set the threat so that it is no longer detectable. That is, the antivirus program will keep the security risk on your computer and will no longer detect it to remove from your computer.

    • Ignore or Skip: This option tells the scanner to ignore the threat for this scan only. It will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    • Cancel: This option is new to Norton Antivirus 2005. It is used when Norton Antivirus 2005 has determined that it cannot delete a security risk. This Cancel option tells the scanner to ignore the threat for this scan only, and thus, the threat will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

      To actually delete the security risk:
      • Click its file name (under the Filename column).
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer.

    • Delete: This option will attempt to delete the detected files. In some cases, the scanner will not be able to do this.
      • If you see a message, "Delete Failed" (or similar message), manually delete the file.
      • Click the file name of the threat that is under the Filename column.
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer.

5. To delete the keys from the registry

Important:
  • Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry," for instructions.
  • This adware adds a large number of keys and values to the registry. See list #1 in the "Technical Details" section. It is unknown if the uninstallation procedure will remove all of them. Unless you are completely familiar with editing the registry, we recommend that, you either do not attempt to remove any that are remaining, or that you obtain the services of a qualified computer technician.
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

  3. Navigate to and delete any keys that the adware added.

  4. Exit the Registry Editor.