I'm running the log programs right now so I can post in the Removal Logs forum but it's going to take over 24 hours for the gmer scan to complete and I'm tearing my hair out over this already.
Can anyone tell me how worried I should be about this? Should I stop using my computer altogether until this problem is fixed? What does coolwwwsearch do beyond redirecting your browser? What personal information does it gather? I have searched all over google and keep finding links that say it's "the most dangerous spyware" but I can't find anything that actually explains in what ways it's dangerous. All I can find is that it's hard to remove because it mutates when you try to remove it.
Can I continue to use my computer as long as it isn't connected to the internet as long as I don't do anything with sensitive information like credit card numbers and passwords? Can it infect data files so that when they're opened the trojan is reinstalled?
Edited by ossilix, 17 February 2010 - 05:50 AM.