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2008-11-30, 01:00
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "InfoSpace.Dogpile" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Removal Instructions:

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsd) or RunAlyzer (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=runalyzer) to locate and get rid of these entries.

Products that have a key or property named "BlowsearchToolbar".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.

The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Dogpile Toolbar\ubreg.exe".
The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Dogpile Toolbar\ultrabar.dll".
The file at "<$WINDIR>\Downloaded Program Files\ultrabar.inf".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If InfoSpace.Dogpile uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=8) or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=3).
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.

The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\Dogpile Toolbar".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If InfoSpace.Dogpile uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=8) or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=3).
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.

Delete the registry key "BlowsearchToolbar" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Infospace\".
Delete the registry key "{6F8ADBE2-8C92-4362-B0E6-7321AA49EE46}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
Delete the registry key "{818E8BAA-BBA9-4343-AF32-C7F51582D6B5}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
Delete the registry key "{508D52D8-117D-405A-BF53-818278D8E4A8}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
Delete the registry key "{5E92F538-B50B-46C5-9C5F-C6EECED3F6C6}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\".
Delete the registry key "{6F8ADBE2-8C92-4362-B0E6-7321AA49EE46}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\".
Delete the registry value "{6F8ADBE2-8C92-4362-B0E6-7321AA49EE46}" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\".
If InfoSpace.Dogpile uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=regalyzer), RootAlyzer (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=8) or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins (http://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=3).

Browser:

The following browser plugins or items can either be removed directly in your browser, or through the help of e.g. Spybot-S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsd) or RunAlyzer (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=runalyzer).

Please check your bookmarks for links to "infospace.com/blsrch.dp.toolbar".

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
Please read these instructions (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288) before requesting assistance,
Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum (http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22) where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.