2ndthought Adware


2ndthought Adware open pop-up windows. It is a clear sign that 2ndthought Adware is running on your system if your firewall warns about a program connecting to www.2nd-thought.com.




stcloader.exe, stc.exe

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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall 2ndthought Adware from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. The vendor offers an uninstaller from their site. If you run into problem when removing 2ndthought Adware, please contact the vendor for support.

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove 2ndthought Adware manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If 2ndthought Adware remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  2. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  3. In the right pane, delete the value called 'stcloader', if it exists.
  4. Exit the registry editor.
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %ProgramsDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Program Files.
    Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

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