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.