RE: Something else!
You can chose (or may already have tried) to use
the uninstalls at the lop.com web site here (not recommended):
http://lop.com/help.html. At the bottom of the page you can find,
download and run the two un-installers. If you're using a firewall that
controls this, DON'T allow the uninstallers to access the internet. BE
WARNED, HOWEVER, that these uninstalls will leave residual spyware on
your computer and/or will reinstall spyware if you've already "cleaned"
it out, so you'll need to get rid of it also.
Whether you ran the lop uninstallers or not, the best way to start to
completely remove lop is to get AdAware 5.71 and the associated
Reference Updater 1.3 here: http://www.majorgeek.com/index2.html
(Update and run this regularly to get rid of most "spyware/hijackware"
on your machine.) This will usually get rid of lop, but sometimes you
may need to do a little more, so you might also want to:
In addition to the lop uninstalls or/and AdAware's removals, you may
want to do the following, courtesy of Paul Browinski, to get rid of the
Flash popup's if they persist:
"This worked for me after the the lop.com uninstaller failed. Go to:
C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper and look for two files: desktop.swf and
desktop.html. Try renaming them and rebooting to see if the Flash popup
is gone. If it works you can then remove the files."
You may also want to check for \Windows\Application Data\ for
"plg ie0.dll" and delete it if present. This is a sometimes leftover.
It has also been reported that there may be other files in
%windir%\Profiles\%UserName%\Application Data\ with the same date that
also should be removed. (They perhaps will have names such as lop*.exe
and/or deskicon.lib, but these may not be exact.)
Lastly, get the .reg file here: http://www.google.com/default.reg and
run it to restore your default search settings.
THE most misspelled word on the Internet = LOOSE for LOSE
LOSE = something lost
LOOSE = not tight!