Problems with Best Greetings by Wiz-Technology

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Doc Shenley, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Doc Shenley

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    Has anyone else had problems with a program called Best Greetings by
    Wiz-Technology? It's a freeware program that is supposedly designed to send
    greeting cards via the net. I downloaded and installed it in the mistaken
    belief that it was for designing and printing cards. As soon as I installed
    it I realised the mistake. I didn't use the program and certainly didn't
    allow it any online access.

    There was no way to uninstall in control panel or start menu so I deleted
    the files manually in explorer. About a week later I noticed that the icons
    had re-appeared on the desktop and when I looked in explorer the files were
    back. A bit like the dreaded file deletion problem in XP.

    I deleted again and removed all references to Best Greetings and
    Wiz-Technology from the registry, but that didn't work either. AVG
    antivirus and Spybot S&D didn't find anything odd and I discovered by
    accident (my modem was switched off) that it was bypassing Zone Alarm to
    access the net. A box came up bearing the message:

    The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is
    unavailable.

    Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the
    installation package WISD3C30C8565D4495CB1C06F165FE60982_4_01.msi

    I deleted the .msi file and that just locked up the system. The only way I
    could remove the nags was to reinstall XP. I don't know for sure that the
    program is malicious, but if it is that desperate to stay on anyone's system
    it seems like bad news.
     
    Doc Shenley, Feb 24, 2007
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  2. You might've liked to try overwriting it with one of those
    military-style overwriters. You know the ones that overwrite the files
    10x or whatever.
    Works for me if I have a difficult to remove spyware/virus.
     
    David Fairbrother, Feb 24, 2007
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