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Coolwebsearch bug!

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#1 sniperNZSAS


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:49 PM

hey im new here and i NEED HELP! ive somehow got this :flowers: coolwebsearch thing and it DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!

i have adaware se personal installed with all the lastest updates and it detects that its on my computer but doesnt delete it. so i went to the regedit and deleted all of the sorce of the problem BUT as soon as i rebooted its was there again!

so i turned system restore off to try and stop it coming back and deleted it again but still came back.

After taking a closer look at it, it seems the sorce is coming from a .dll file call se.dll.

after delete this (i had to restart in safe mod coz i wouldn't delete in normal) i rebooted my computer to find it had come back again. so now i got one copy in the recycle bin and one back where it was originally! :trumpet: .

i have had this thing twise b4 but to get ride of it i just reinstalled window but now ive got to much stuff on my computer to risk reinstalling XP( windows XP pro).

what can i do........:thumbsup:

Edited by KoanYorel, 18 February 2005 - 05:55 PM.

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 12:51 AM

Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.

Download HijackThis from:

HijackThis Download Site

Save this file into the directory you made previously and then run the program named hijackthis.exe. When the program opens click on the Config button, then click on the Misc Tools button, and click on the Check for update online button. When it completes checking/applying updates press the back button.

Now click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.

Create a reply to this post here and right click in message area and select paste to paste the log into the post.

Someone will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.

To see a tutorial with screenshots on using HijackThis you can click on the link below:

How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers, Malware, & Spyware

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