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  1. #1
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    Cool Web Search must die,die,die

    Before we go further It's an AMd 1800 xp on a ks5a-pro mobo.
    fully updated xp-home with fully updated norton av,ad-aware &
    spybot S&D.
    The problem is SPYWARE a son of gator called cool web search!
    I've been over every inch of the hard drive,done a reg-edit etc.
    looking for this mofo and can't seem to make it stay dead!!
    How does one kill this thing for it must die,die,die grrrrrr!
    Mr. Wizard from the land of OZ
    & flying saucer pilot for mr.Grey

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    Re: Cool Web Search must die,die,die


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    Re: Cool Web Search must die,die,die

    Agree with jimzinsocal,
    that should work. However, Adaware 6 should remove it also. I've found in the past, that if a particular spyware won't delete, and you have multiple login users on XP, then in order to remove it you may have to go to the correct user login( the user account that was logged in when the spyware was installed) on xp startup, then run the adaware proggy to get it removed.

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    Re: Cool Web Search must die,die,die

    Try CWShredder... It's from the same bunch that do HijackThis and incidentally, CWShredder stands for "Cool Web Shredder"

    http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

    Edit: Mage, if you're between a rock and a hard place, then have you lost your "Devils Marbles" or are you scoping the Olgas?
    Last edited by Mjölnir; 07-03-2004 at 01:59 PM.

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    Re: Cool Web Search must die,die,die

    that should work. However, Adaware 6 should remove it also. I've found in the past, that if a particular spyware won't delete, and you have multiple login users on XP, then in order to remove it you may have to go to the correct user login( the user account that was logged in when the spyware was installed) on xp startup, then run the adaware proggy to get it removed.

    Ad-aware's been getting slack lately And They're not keeping up like they use to
    This verion's the PAYED FOR PRO AND IT'S NOT DOIN' THE JOB!!!!!
    SpY-BOT-S&D'S a one man op and so I cut him some slack.
    One guy can only do much!
    anyway lately one anti spy prog won't cut it and I'm running two on everything.
    It seem's that THE EVIL ONES FROM THE DARK SIDE ARE STARTING TO WIN THE WAR.
    My all spy-ware coders eat-shhhhhhhhhh and rot in hades
    Last edited by mage; 07-03-2004 at 02:29 PM.
    Mr. Wizard from the land of OZ
    & flying saucer pilot for mr.Grey

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    Re: Cool Web Search must die,die,die

    That's why you use a good firewall and ad blocker so that you don't need to rely on Adaware and Spybot. The best protection is to be more concerned with preventing it from getting on your system then how you will remove it when its already on your system.

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    Re: Cool Web Search must die,die,die

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal
    I had it and it's a nasty bugger.
    Agree with JimZ.
    I didn't know about this tool until after the fact.
    Spybot Search and Destroy will not remove it.
    I solved my "issue" by fortunately having a restore point two days prior to aquiring this piece of shite.

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    Re: Cool Web Search must die,die,die

    I had it and it's a nasty bugger.
    Agree with JimZ.
    I didn't know about this tool until after the fact.
    Spybot Search and Destroy will not remove it.
    I solved my "issue" by fortunately having a restore point two days prior to aquiring this piece of shite..
    restore would'nt fix it and nothing else could ethier!!!
    It's a new type and I had to wipe the drive
    and put in new windows.
    I built this comp for friend last year and that's
    why it has xp-home, Xp stands for exteme pain in the Arse.
    It's got more holes the the air and more bugs than a bee hive.
    Mr. Wizard from the land of OZ
    & flying saucer pilot for mr.Grey

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    Re: Cool Web Search must die,die,die

    thought of using Linux?

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