Re: remove fastsearch.com
From: sponge (yosponge_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 8 Dec 2003 19:46:03 -0800
On 8 Dec 2003 16:50:40 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Myster Mystik)
>I have the latest version of Ad-Aware, ran it yesterday and yet today
>got the fastsearch site on as default in IE once again! What gives?
>Can I stop this or not? I always delete cookies and everything!
It's a variant of the CoolWebSearch (CWS) trojan, which makes use of a
different exploit to hijack Internet Explorer than is used by 90% of
the spyware out there. New variants of this parasite come out every
week, sometimes more often. Use CWShredder:
If that doesn't work, let me know and I'll try to help with a manual
removal. FWIW, you can prevent this and about 99% of all security
risks by simply not using IE or Outlook as your normal browser or
email software, and use Mozilla, Firebird, Netscape, whatever instead.
They are vastly more secure.
Sponge's Secure Solutions
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