CWShredder Creator Calls It Quits

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Jun 29, 2004.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    If you've had your home-page hijacked and researched a cure, then you know how useful the CWShredder application can be in reclaiming control. Unfortunately, the Dutch student and developer of the application, Merijn Bellekom, has decided to call it quits, noting that the new variants of hijackers are becoming "too aggressive or too complicated to allow for automated removal


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  2. dog

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    Hi Ronjor, ;)

    Thanks for the article ... I had heard that around somewhere ... actually I think it was Merijn's page - http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/

    CWS certainly is a nasty little bugger! that seems to change like the wind and adapt n' like a cameleon (sp?).

    We're all thankful for the time and effort Merijn commited to this handy app! It was probably more than a 24/7 job.

    Great work Merijn! :) ... you should receive a domination for the Noble Prize for this contribution.

    We're all very Grateful! ;) and can not Thank You enough!

    dog - *puppy*
     
  3. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    The question is "Now what?" :(
     
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    The Security's Communities Collection of Experts ... Teaming up (as they already do) discovering new manual deletion methods for this ever evolving beast ... ;)

    dog - *puppy*
     
  5. snowbound

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    Did a Whois on these scumbags and here's what it came up with.

    domain: coolwebsearch.com
    status: production
    organization: InterWeb Solutions Inc
    owner: InterWeb Solutions Inc
    email: admin@iweb-commerce.com
    address: P.O. Box 362
    address: Road Town
    city: Tortola
    postal-code: 65113
    country: IO
    admin-c: admin@iweb-commerce.com#0
    tech-c: admin@iweb-commerce.com#0
    billing-c: admin@iweb-commerce.com#0
    nserver: ns1.maximumhost.com
    nserver: ns2.rosexxxgarden.com
    registrar: JORE-1
    created: 2001-06-01 04:51:34 UTC JORE-1
    modified: 2004-03-17 14:59:02 UTC JORE-1
    expires: 2007-05-31 22:51:23 UTC
    source: joker.com


    db-updated: 2004-06-29 14:39:57 UTC

    Ya right, they set up some ghost company in the British Indian Ocean. :mad:

    Thanks Merijin for all your dedication to fighting this scum. U deserve a metal... :)

    Fight the good fight. :)


    snowbound
     
  6. lynchknot

    lynchknot Registered Member

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    I don't know fella's, perhaps an alternative browser? I went to Coolwebsearch.com - clean - with my browser of choice - nothing. I then went there with IE and right away and without my knowledge or informing me - changed my browser page.\
     

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    Bubba Updates Team

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    Perhaps before you use a brand of software it would be wise to find out how best to properly secure it....especially when you knew there was probably something waiting for you @ CoolWebSearch.
     
  8. lynchknot

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    of course, but the majority of public will visit a site and pick this stuff up without knowing it using IE.
     
  9. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    Terrible. CoolWebSearch has gone beyond the limit already. Now, the last resort would be to hunt down the idiots responsible for creating such a hellish spyware.
    Merjin has given up, but we must NOT give up in the fight against spyware.
    Evil NEVER wins.
     
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