Re: Cool Web Search hijacker - help required
From: G (zz_at_nospam.com)
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 18:46:22 GMT
>>"Ady" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>Can anyone help. I have the Cool Web Search adware
>>>programme on my computer and have tried all sorts to
>>>remove it (Norton, Spysweeper and the Lavasoft stuff).
>>>Nothing gets shot of it and I can hardly use the web.
>>>Can anyone advise how I can kick out this thing?
>>Try running CWShredder although you may have a variant
>>the tool does not detect, it may help.
>>Close all Browser windows and running applications,
> unzip the Shredder,
>>follow the prompts - please report back your findings.
>>MS - MVP Windows (IE/OE) AH-VSOP
>>Security Tools Updates
>>(Reply to group, as return address
>>is invalid - that we may all benefit)
>>I'm dealing with the exact same thing. I'm now sitting
> on hold with Microsoft asking how to simply start
> everything all over. I can't even figure out how to
> format my hard drive. Why won't it let me? I'm also
> told that formatting won't completely eliminate it. I
> will have to use a program that will wipe the system.
Probably not true. The newest CoolWeb uses a DLL it places on the
computer IIRC, reformat and reinstall and it should be gone.