Re: Cool Web Search hijacker - help required

From: G (zz_at_nospam.com)
Date: 09/03/04


Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2004 18:46:22 GMT

sameasyou@hotmail.com wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>"Ady" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> 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?
>>>
>>>Thanks
>>
>>Try running CWShredder although you may have a variant
>
> that
>
>>the tool does not detect, it may help.
>>http://aumha.org/downloads/cwshredder.zip
>>
>>Close all Browser windows and running applications,
>
> unzip the Shredder,
>
>>follow the prompts - please report back your findings.
>>
>>Silj
>>
>>--
>>siljaline
>>
>>MS - MVP Windows (IE/OE) AH-VSOP
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>>
>>(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.

g-w