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I Want To Make Sure Cws Is Removed How Do I Completly Get Rid Of It

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#1 cateyes23


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:27 PM

My computer was a little slower than usually so i ran Spybot S&D first and it found nothing. but Then" i ran Ewido Anti-Spyware 4.0 Micro Scanner and it found traces of cool web search" and Adware.BHO so i let it removed the Adaware from my PCc Then i ran Ad-Aware SE Personal and it found traces of Adware and i let it also remove the traces they found ....But i just want to make sure that they will be removed completely because when i look online to get info on "CWS" it says it is really hard to remove and i just want to know if i should try something else too like CWShredder or something to make sure it is gone for good.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 09:32 PM

Run coolwebshredder from trend micro, and download and run SuperAntiSpyware http://www.superantispyware.com

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 10:58 PM

CWShredder is now owned by TrendMicro and has not been as effective as prior versions released by its original author. There also have been reports of it giving false positives. You can download an archive of CWShredder 1.59.1 (last version by Merijn) which will take care of all the classic CWS versions. When launching the program, don't click on "Check for update" as you want to use this version, not a newer one.
  • Double-click on cwshredder.exe to start the program.
  • Click the "Fix" button (not "Scan Only").
  • Let it run completely and fix whatever if finds.
  • When the scan is completed and all files are removed, close the program.
For more recent CWS infections you should download and use AboutBuster. Just follow the instructions provided for running a scan. When the scan is completed, the results can be found in a file named Ab LogFile.txt which is located in the same folder as AboutBuster.exe.
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