Comet Cursor Spyware Profile

Comet Cursor is probably one of the most famous and controversial spyware programs ever invented.  During its time, many of the current definitions of spyware hadn’t been conceived of yet.  The final designation of Comet Cursor as spyware changed what is defined as spyware.
Comet Cursor installs a toolbar for “enhanced searching” and alters your cursor when you go to sites that use Comet Cursor as part of their page design.  You could catch it as a drive-by download, you could manually install it, or it could come bundled with ad-supported freeware, or other software such as RealPlayer.  It tracks your browsing by assigning your copy of Comet Cursor a GUID.  It notes if you see a URL that uses its software and also the page directly after.
Comet Cursor has fallen mostly out of circulation and is no longer supported by Comet Systems.  However, there may still be websites that use Comet Cursor and can drive-by install it on your computer.  ZookaWare PC Cleaner can remove it and protect you from further infection.

Also Known As:
Comet Cursor Plus, Spyware. CometCursor, IncrediFind Comet Systems, Comet Systems / Comet Cursor

Associated Files:
%ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Core, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Data, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Install, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\adzap, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\FunButton, ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\FunCursors, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\FunCursors\cursors, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\RefButton, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\RelatedSearch, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\Screensaver, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\Shared, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\ShopButton, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\Smilettown, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\TravelButton, ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\Travel, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\WebButton, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Products\WebCursors, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services\AddRemove, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services\License, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services\Logqueue, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services\Messaging, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services\Messaging\Base, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services\Messaging\Campaigns, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services\Messaging\Campaigns\AdZap, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Services\Messaging\Listeners, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Temp, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Temp\Uninstall, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Update\, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\comet.exe, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\comutil.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csapputil.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csband.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csbho.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csbrange.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\cscore.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csctx.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\cseng.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csietb.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csinst.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csinstall.exe, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\cstray.exe, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\csutil.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\fileutil.dll, %ProgramFiles%\Comet\Bin\unins.ico, %Windir%\inf\CC_43.PNF, %Windir%\inf\CC_43.inf, %UserProfile%\Desktop\Comet Cursor.lnk, %System%\Comet.inf, %Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\ccu\comet.cab, %Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\comet_install.exe, %Userprofile%\Comet Cursor.lnk
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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\”{FE6BC4EF-5676-484B-88AE-883323913256}” = “”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Accepted Documents\”[RANDOM VALUE]” =”application/x-comet”
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BHO.CSBHO
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BHO.CSBHO.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBRange.ByteRange
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBRange.ByteRange.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBand.HorizontalIEBand
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBand.HorizontalIEBand.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBand.VerticalIEBand
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSBand.VerticalIEBand.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.CSEngine
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.CSEngine.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.CSHost
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.CSHost.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSEng.EvHandler
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSCollection
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSCollection.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSIPDispatch
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSIPDispatch.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSIPPacket
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CSIP.CSIPPacket.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ComUtil.FCParam
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ComUtil.FctCall
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ComUtil.FctCall.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CometAppUtil.CometUIEvents
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CometIEToolbar.CometToolbar
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.CSRegExp
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.ContextProxy
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.ContextProxyMgr
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContextParser.URLContextParser
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.BHO1
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.BrowserAppProxy
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CS15Cursor
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CometCursor.CometCursor
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometCursor
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometFrame
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.CometWindow
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.FileInfo
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.HttpComm
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.MyBrowser1
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.SelfUpdater
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Core.WindowProxy
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Puk.PukBHO
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.ActiveWindow
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HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SkinUI.WindowsHelper
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchAssistant

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One Response

  1. George Russell says:

    I have a new computer with Windows Vista on it and I have a brand new System Mechanic, all in one product.
    I find Comet Cursor each time I try to remove it, my computer crashes, suffering from a critical problem!
    I’ve tried Add/Remove programs, looked on the internet for solutions ans this is how I found SpyZooka. Thanks for the help!

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