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#1 confused and angry

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 08:31 PM

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I have been violated by a site entitled "Cool Web Search" It comes up as my home page and no matter what I do I cannot change it or find it to kill it. PLEASE HELP!

Edited by confused and angry, 05 May 2005 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 05 May 2005 - 08:37 PM

Hi there and welcome to BC.We need a complete HijackThis (HJT) log file to be able to analyze what is happening on your computer. After you done this please post the log into the forum "HijackThis Logs and Analysis" Forum now let's start.If you do not have a copy of HijackThis or do not have the latest version (1.99.1) then download it from here: HijackThis. Double-click on the file you just downloaded and click on the UnZip button to install the program. It will be installed to the C:\Program Files\HijackThis\ directory by default.

Start HijackThis and click the Do a system scan and save a log button to perform a scan and create a log file. When the scan is complete, Notepad will open up with the log file in it. While in Notepad, press Ctrl-A to select all text and then Ctrl-C to copy the text to the clipboard.
And then post it into the "HijackThis Logs and Analysis" forum

Hope ive helped you

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:40 PM

I'm just a newbie here but here's something I've seen suggested on the AVG forum for "Cool Web Search". Go to www.intermute.com and use the CW Shredder, stand alone version.



Edit: Of course I'd follow the help of the experts here first. Basically, I posted this post
mainly so that one of the experts could tell us if the CW Shredder is a GOOD recommendation or not.

Edited by Gumdrop, 05 May 2005 - 11:51 PM.



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Posted 06 May 2005 - 12:10 AM

Gumdrop and confused and angry - From what I've seen CWShredder is the tool you need to use (as long as its the latest version) BUT the order of events and at what point you run it are critical and depend on what else is in your system. The only safe way I am aware of is to have an HJT log analysed by those trained in malware removal, as virusX suggested.

virusX - I think the HJT Team still recommend having hjt in its own folder directly under the C: drive so it would probably help if you can modify your instructions to that effect.

Edited by Rimmer, 06 May 2005 - 12:15 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2005 - 12:34 AM

Don't wanna screw up the thread, but want to acknowledge your answer, Rimmer. Thanks!!

The AVG forum has a cleaning system that I've been using when I get Trojans that won't be fixed by AVG. Their system has been working for me. I've been grateful each time I've used it.

Here's the link if someone in-the-know can give us another opinion besides AVG's:

http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/read.php?4,27725,backpage=

It looks long and complicated, but it really isn't too hard....if I can figure it out, surely ANYone can.

And if I'm not supposed to be posting in someone else's thread, I apologise. I'm still hanging around learning all that I can...please tell me gently if I'm doing anything wrong. :thumbsup:


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