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Coolwebsearch; How To Get Rid?


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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:31 PM

Hi.

How do I get rid of this? I've tried everything, including installing the CWShredder, but it automatically closes any windows of this (and anything regarding anti-virus).

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:05 PM

Hi a great person,

Follow these instructions by PC Hell; How do I Remove This Homepage Hijacker.

As with any Registry Edit, be sure and do a back-up first.
Demystifying the Windows Registry.
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:48 PM

Thanks for your help! However, whenever I click on the link (or any other link), CoolWebSearch automatically shuts it down. Therefore, I have no way of downloading anti-virus software or anything! Any suggestions? Should I run computer on safe mode?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:11 PM

Sure.

In the link I have provided, step one is to start your computer in Safe Mode. Hopefully then you'll be able to access this link.

1) Start Windows in Safe Mode by pressing F8 as the computer is booting and choosing Safe Mode


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Posted 26 June 2007 - 05:17 PM

Well, I couldn't open your link and see what it said, and also,I've tried to run it on safe mode, but it still doens't work! It keeps on shutting it down... i ran the old version of cwshredder and it said that cws had a trojan that shut down all the files related to removing cws, but it keeps on doing this! should i just start over and reinstall everything?

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 07:30 PM

Before doing that Follow these instructions L@@K and post a log by clicking on new topic. An expert there will get you cleaned up.

Edited by boopme, 26 June 2007 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:20 AM

Hello boopme, the problem is that whenever I open anytihng related to cleaning coolwebsearch out, it automatically shuts it down because there's a component of CWS that shuts down any windows related to cleaning it out, so I don't know what the link is...

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:34 AM

Can you install the Hijackthis program as instructed in above link and then just post those results into the forum?? Here by clicking new topic and give it a title

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

Edited by boopme, 27 June 2007 - 08:34 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:01 AM

I've read in the Hijackthis Forum, that you may have to rename the Hijackthis program in order to get your computer to accept it and run it.
Can you get there a great person?
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:35 PM

Hello,

No I can't. Once the CWS identifies it as anti-spyware, it automatically shuts it down. I can't download any scanners or programs to remove it, including hijackthis. Apparently, this is a component of CWS called SmartSearcher, but I don't know how to get rid of it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:56 PM

Have you tried the tool in the link below?
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4113.html
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Posted 27 June 2007 - 09:54 PM

If Buddys link doesn't work for you either, how about uninstalling CWShredder just until you get rid of CoolWebSearch.
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