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CWS.LoadAdv.400 -help me remove please

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#1 speckylee


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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:39 AM

Please help - I cannot get rid of CWS.LoadAdv.400. My scanner pulls up 6 of them everytime it cleans!!! Can ayone please help me or direct me to an area that can. I have tried all the recommended -Spybot,Adwareaway,Trend,CW Shredder - no luck!!

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 08 September 2005 - 06:36 PM

Welcome to BC!
Have you tried running these in Safe Mode"?
Obviously, one of those applications is finding CWS.LoadAdv.400; do you get some sort of error message explaining why it could not quarantine the program?
Check the PATH to the 6 instances of CWS---it could be that one cleaning application is finding it in another's quarantine file.


Edited by jgweed, 08 September 2005 - 06:36 PM.

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#3 sagacity


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Posted 27 September 2005 - 12:32 AM

I have found today, after 3 weeks of crap with CWS.LoadAdw.400, that this, whatever it is, likes to park an exe file in the C:\windows\prefetch folder.

This tells me that it is always primed and ready to go.

In my case, the file was named: LISA.EXE-29247534.pf
I also found a second file named: LISA.EXE-089A6ED5.pf

I found this file with an anti-spyware software trial called Spyware Doctor.

Since it was a trial.........I couldn't do anything. But I took the names of the files it found and went hunting them down........and, bingo, up came the two files in prefetch.

Now, suggest you test this out with an expert. At the very least, before you delete every file in Prefetch, you had better check it out with some tech support desk.

Good luck!

PS, I am not a tech expert....just a frustrated user like everyone else.

PPS: This file comes from PORNO sites........make sure you don't click random links posted on chat sites you frequent (in my case, Yahoo Financial)....

While, indeed there was some interesting views, it sure in hell is not worth the HELL you pay for going there..................LOL!

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