From the vendor: "BullsEye (bargains.exe) is the contextual adware portion of the suite of products that serves ads and offers based upon anonymous surfing behavior of our user base. [snip] BullsEye provides relevant coupons and offers related to sites visited by the user, or searches conducted. A user visiting carribeancruises.com may receive an offer for 20% off of a cruise from a cruise line."

The pop-up windows displayed by BullsEye should be labeled "BullsEye Network Offer".


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Uninstall notice for BullsEye

Notice that removing BullsEye may cause the program that bundled it to not function as intended.

Uninstall procedure

Uninstall BullsEye from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. Look for an entry called "The BullsEye Network". Notice that you have to read the uninstall dialog messages carefully to uninstall the software, since it may ask questions such as "Do you want to discountinue the uninstall process?"

The vendor provides the following notice regarding adware removal products: "If you are running an adware removal product, you should stop using the adware removal product to uninstall The BullsEye Network, as most of these products do not completely or properly remove our software. In fact, our software may come back after running many of these products. The ONLY real way to uninstall our product - and any legitimate piece of software - is via the Add/Remove Programs function of Windows."

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove BullsEye 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 BullsEye remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start your computer in safe mode.
  2. 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.)
  3. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  4. In the right pane, delete the values called 'msxct' and 'BullsEye Network', if they exists.
  5. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {F4E04583-354E-4076-BE7D-ED6A80FD66DA}\', if it exists.
  6. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {F4E04583-354E-4076-BE7D-ED6A80FD66DA}\', if it exists.
  7. Exit the registry editor.
  8. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    %ProgramsDir%\BullsEye Network\
    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).
    Note: %WinDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows (Windows 95/98/Me/XP) or C:\WINNT (Windows NT/2000).

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