HTMLEdit Spyware Profile

HTMLEdit is a spyware program that is pretty common.  It frequently gets bundled with other spyware or adware programs.  It first appeared in August of 2005.

It is disguised as an apparently innocent toolbar.  However, the toolbar can only reference the web pages of its vendor’s associates.  In reality, it is a browser hijacker that will redirect your searches to its affiliate sites and will reset your home page to its own home page.

HTMLEdit will also monitor your browsing activity.  It does this by keystroke logging and taking snapshots of your computer’s monitor.  Besides being able to see the web pages you visit, it can also collect your login and credit card information.

HTMLEdit is a risky program to have on your computer for your privacy.  It is also an annoyance, in that it slows down your computer’s operating speed and program stability.  The browser redirection is also an annoyance, and perhaps an exposure to further malware infections.

You should remove this program from your computer immediately if you get infected.  You should use a trusted antispyware program such as ZookaWare PC Cleaner to remove it.

Also Known As:
Trojan/Hijacker/Toolbar/HTMLEdit,
Adware.Click, Adware.CommonName,
Adware.GogoTools, SpecificMedia.GogoTools

Spyware Type: Toolbar, Browser Hijacker

Associated Files:

lie1d6ff.dll, win32/lie1d6ff.dll, sifoppsa.dll, HTMLEdit.Bho
HTMLEdit.Bho.1
win32/HTMLEdit.Bho
win32/HTMLEdit.Bho.1
{CAEFA8EB-B417-46c7-82D1-1B8D1D8EF924}
{CAEFA8EB-B417-46c7-82D1-1B8D1D8EF924}
{CAEFA8EB-B417-46c7-82D1-1B8D1D8EF924}
{CAEFA8EB-B417-46c7-82D1-1B8D1D8EF924}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{81270159-e8f9-4713-9646-03531e0eef58}
Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\win16
Value: @
Key: software\classes\clsid\{81270159-e8f9-4713-9646-03531e0eef58}
Key: software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{81270159-e8f9-4713-9646-03531e0eef58}
Value: @
Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\regmon
Value: @
Key: CLSID\{81270159-e8f9-4713-9646-03531e0eef58}
Key: software\microsoft\internet explorerinternet0%\toolbar
Value: {81270159-e8f9-4713-9646-03531e0eef58}

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3 Responses

  1. Thabita H. says:

    HTMLEdit slowed down my computer dramatically. I had no idea about what should I do to remove it, because my antivirus gave me no help. I’m not that good at computers, but SpyZooka can help without any knowledge about this. Thanks!

  2. Flavia Gray says:

    I had no idea how to get rid of HTMLEdit, but thanks to SpyZooka now is history. I now how annoying HTMLEdit can be, so I hope no one gets infected with it.

  3. Edward Smith says:

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