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PepiMK'SCoolWWWSearch.SmartKiller


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#1 Scarlett

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 11:52 AM

Does anyone have any knowledge of this removal tool? PepiMk'sCoolWWWSearch.Smartkiller

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 01:00 PM

I've never used it, but here's some info if you don't know it yet...
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/miniremovalcw.html
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Posted 10 September 2004 - 01:58 PM

I haven't tried it yet, Scarlett, but I don't mind saying it is made the the folks who brought you Spybot S&D and in my mind's eye they're super. Patrick Kolla's tools work so very well and have such a dedicated support group that helps in the fight against the black hats that I will be downloading it soon. I have to discipline myself, though. I can put a hundred applications on my machine as it stands right now in under an hour. Lots of GB's of data & mp3's also...but I want to monitor the system closer to learn at this time, before I go hawggwild again.

I wouldn't worry at all about using it :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 September 2004 - 02:08 PM

Thanks Guys for your quick replies. :thumbsup: And phawgg there is a new member (skellington) who is having a prob. with CoolWeb Search. I think this tool is what he needs. Since he is having trouble running Hijack This and CW Shredder. Here is a link to the info. Pay close attention to the...NOTE: (in red) at the bottom of the Product description.............Click Here............Please,if you have the time let me know what you think.

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Posted 10 September 2004 - 03:04 PM

This program seems to be available at many more or lest trustful sites. Apparently it will search your HD and remove it if it is found.
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Posted 10 September 2004 - 05:16 PM

Scarlett, The note you mention I think is this:
NOTE: There is a variant of the Coolwebsearch trojan spreading that closes several anti-spyware apps when you try to open them. If this is happening to you, download PepiMK's CoolWWWSearch.SmartKiller removal tool first and run it.

After it does its job, CWShredder and HijackThis will run properly (as well Spybot S&D, Ad-aware and several anti-spyware forums).

I would tend to believe that by inferance the PepiMK's product is going to do the job, and the CWShredder 1.59.1 continues "the job" (but it is not by design going to deal with that "new variant"). Perhaps there are things the CWShredder does beyond those that the PepiMK's does not, also. We talkin' about a couple automated tools, so to speak. The complete job I'm just learning requires that other techniques also are used. So, IMHO using these tools probably will help significantly in the case of these type problems. Furthor checking is also implied by the use of HijackThis (and the others we employ here) because the user can make mistakes and really should consult people who have a better grasp of the overall picture.

Bottomline is, use it...if the problem is solved "completely" or to "satisfaction" good. If it in any way comes back, then we need to see the log with the problem occuring to accurately help.

As a trainee, I may stand to be corrected, though. :thumbsup: The site itself, Softpedia, strikes me as one I would exercise care in what I download...it is robust and full of options...not all of which I'd favor, but certainly there are many I do. :flowers:
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Posted 10 September 2004 - 05:39 PM

When I first posted this info, I was not aware that it comes from the maker of SpyBpt S&D. I agree Im not sure about Softopedia eiether. So I went directly to the source. Here is the link. .Click Here...Thank You for the feedback. :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 September 2004 - 12:35 AM

It is a valid program...its part of our download section, which is not officially open yet:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/Smartkiller.php




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