Absolutely Bogus WP Driver - More info and one more cure!

Absolutely Bogus WP Driver - More info and one more cure!

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Posted by markku.haapala@kolumbus.fi on October 25, 2001 at 15:27:38:

In Reply to: Absolutely Bogus WP Driver posted by Galen Garretson on June 07, 2001 at 19:07:00:

"Absolutely Bogus WPS printer driver"

My printer driver is set as "Absolutely Bogus WPS printer driver", and despite reinstalling the drivers it won't let me set it back to the Canon driver, as it tells me the driver doesn't exist. What can I do?

What you need to do is run Regedit, and remove any entries in the Windows Registry for "Absolutely Bogus WPS printer driver" or "Absolutely Bogus WPS printer dr". When you've done that, close Regedit and Reboot the computer. Once back into Windows, go back into the printer properties and you should be able to select the correct driver.

F-Secure Virus Description

NAME: Bogus

There is no virus by this name, but we occasionally get queries about "Absolutely Bogus Printer Driver WPS" listed in Windows as the default printer. This is a bug in some (apprently HP-made) printer drivers.

Reset the printer and ignore it - it's not a virus.

[Analysis: Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure]

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