CoolWebSearch removal tool

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  1. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Written by Merijn (creator of HijackThis):
    http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/files/beta/cwshredder.zip

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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    The requested URL /~merijn/files/beta/cwshredder.zip was not found on this server.


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    Apache/1.3.27 Server at www.spywareinfoforum.com Port 80
     
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    Hi Pete,

    That´s why I posted the second link, when it was no longer a beta. ;)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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    Heck, I never even saw the second link, Pieter. Thanks. Pete
     
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    There has been an update:

     
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    FYI, our own Pieter is responsible for the naming of this tool. :D

    He's too humble to have mentioned it yet. :D

    Douglas
     
  8. Pieter_Arntz

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    Version 1.06 already.

    This tool will find and destroy all traces of the
    CoolWebSearch (CWS) hijacker on your system. This
    includes:

    * Safe removal of msspi.dll
    * Removes the new dnsrelay.dll variant
    * Now targets 81 blacklisted domains


    * Redirections to CoolWebSearch related pages
    * Redirections when mistyping URLs
    * Enormous IE slowdowns when typing
    * IE start page/search page changing on reboot
    * Sites in the IE Trusted Zone you didn't add

    This (not yet) includes:
    * Popups in Google and Yahoo when searching
     
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