Cool Web Search variants

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  1. gumboguy

    gumboguy Registered Member

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    I have done tons of stuff to remove cool web search but it keeps coming back. Today I used ScanSpyware V3.5, Spybot S&D and AdAware 6 in that order. ScanSpyware detects Cool Web Search almost every day on my computer... I think that it must be scheduled to reinstall or something. Here is my hijack this! log...

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
    Scan saved at 11:09:09 PM, on 5/26/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
    D:\program files\steam\steam.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    D:\Program Files\Kazaa Lite K++\Kazaa.kpp
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Real\RealOne Player\realplay.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\rnathchk.exe
    D:\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {516E2306-7ADF-47EC-AEA8-ACB6B51899F1} - C:\PROGRA~1\MACROE~1\iCapture.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {83DE62E0-5805-11D8-9B25-00E04C60FAF2} - C:\WINDOWS\2_0_1browserhelper2.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SafeSex_To Do] "C:\Program Files\SafeSex\safesex.exe" /PROFILE=To Do
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SafeSex_Friends] "C:\Program Files\SafeSex\safesex.exe" /PROFILE=Friends
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SafeSex_What's Happening] "C:\Program Files\SafeSex\safesex.exe" /PROFILE=What's Happening
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gtmzsf] C:\WINDOWS\gtmzsf.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mswspl] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\PROGRAM\ADGJDet.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WINDVDPatch] CTHELPER.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ScanSpyware v3.5] "C:\Program Files\ScanSpyware v3.5\Scanner.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIEW] rundll32.exe nview.dll,nViewLoadHook
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "d:\program files\steam\steam.exe" -silent
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O6 - HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
    O16 - DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} (QuickTime Object) - http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
    O16 - DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} (Shockwave ActiveX Control) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab
    O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/6/E/F6E491A6-77E1-4E20-9F5F-94901338C922/wmv9VCM.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {62475759-9E84-458E-A1AB-5D2C442ADFDE} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/mickey/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
    O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37975.9363425926
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi gumboguy,

    Check the items listed below in HijackThis, close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {83DE62E0-5805-11D8-9B25-00E04C60FAF2} - C:\WINDOWS\2_0_1browserhelper2.dll

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SafeSex_To Do] "C:\Program Files\SafeSex\safesex.exe" /PROFILE=To Do
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SafeSex_Friends] "C:\Program Files\SafeSex\safesex.exe" /PROFILE=Friends
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SafeSex_What's Happening] "C:\Program Files\SafeSex\safesex.exe" /PROFILE=What's Happening
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gtmzsf] C:\WINDOWS\gtmzsf.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mswspl] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exe

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE

    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ScanSpyware v3.5] "C:\Program Files\ScanSpyware v3.5\Scanner.exe"

    Download and run: http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe
    Use the Fix button and follow the instructions you will receive.

    Then reboot into safe mode and delete:
    C:\WINDOWS\gtmzsf.exe

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. gumboguy

    gumboguy Registered Member

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    Thank you! :D Got rid of CWS and am now able to surf much faster. I appreciate it!
     
  4. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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