ctb.exe - Useless


Manual removal instructions:

The ClickTheButton is described as a price comparison service. It detects when you are visiting a known shopping site and provides sponsored links to competitor sites.
It runs as a process on startup (ctbclick.exe) and installs a number of extra DLLs.

The ClickTheButton has had "legitimate" distribution channels, but now it being silently installed with other applications (eg. some releases of KaZaA).
The ClickTheButton downloads parts of advertising pages when you visit a new web site.
When a complete advertisement has arrived, it will be displayed, usually as a pop-up or pop-under window.
ClickTheButton monitors visits of known shopping sites.

Manual removal:
Kill the 'ctbclick' process, delete 'CTB3_Shared' from the Windows directory, delete 'CTBHooks.dll' from the System directory (WINDOWS\SYSTEM or WINNT\System32).
Delete the value HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ClickTheButton.
You can also remove the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\CTB_BrandedClient, and every class in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
that begins with 'CtbClient', 'CtbSession', 'CtbShopper' or 'CtbXML'.
Remove these registry items (if present):

Use RegRun Startup Optimizer to quickly remove ClickTheButton.

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