CWS.Smartsearch.2 nothings getting rid of it

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by lava, Apr 11, 2004.

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  1. lava

    lava Guest

    Ive ran adaware, cws, and miniremoval_coolwebsearch_smartkiller.exe that the cws site reccomended i run, and still nothing, it keeps closing cws and i cant get rid of it. does anyone have anything that can get rid of this annoying thing, and does anyone know how i got it, because i know for sure i never click yes to install crap.
  2. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    Same here. Never had a problem that CWShredder or a reboot after using it didn't fix until this. Tried everything that user above tried as well.
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
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