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#1 Christoph182


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:15 PM

Hey guys, I have a liscensed version of spyware doctor and I use ad-ware and spybot, but everyday when I scan for infections the same ones keep showing up I go to "fix checked" and they are still there everyday. What going on and how can I fix it??

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#2 gunner


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 08:16 PM

What are these infections? Which program are you deleting them with?
Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 09:50 PM

Download the Microsoft Anti-spyware beta, update it and run it while in safe mode.

If you are using Windows XP or ME shut off your system restore and clear the restore points it has set.

Also download, upgrade and use any of these you do not already utilize:

AdAware: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx
SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):

After you have run those and rebooted, run at least two of these web based malware scans:

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans:

Panda Activescan (IE only)

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner

Edited by Enthusiast, 12 May 2005 - 09:51 PM.

#4 Papakid


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Posted 18 May 2005 - 12:25 AM

Judging from your description in this post you are most likely infected with CoolWebSearch Hijacker. There are many version and they are all a pain to get rid of. Those scans might work, but as often as not they don't.

Your best bet is to submit a HIjackThis log so we can see exactly what you have on you system and exactly how to fix it.

Follow the instructions in the following tutorial, post your log in the HJT forum, and we'll get you fixed up. How to post a HijackThis Log

And BTW, you should leave System Restore on until your system is clean. Turning it off before doing a scan won't fix your problem, just prevent your antivirus from yelling that you have some infected backups.

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