cwshredder

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by big ed, Mar 8, 2004.

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  1. big ed

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    Hi,

    Hope I'm in the right place. Ran cwshredder and recieved mess. that I had "c:\windows\twunk_32.exe" but not to remove unless advised. I ran adaware and spybot and checked again. Still there. Any advice?

    Thanks, big ed
     
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    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Do NOT remove twunk_32.exe
    It is a legitimate Windows file.

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    Pieter
     
  4. big ed

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the prompt replies. I won't delete anything. Should I just continue to click no when prompted? Should send the hi-jackthis thingy?

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  5. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

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    big ed,

    If SpyBot, AdAware, or CWShredder found and removed a lot of items, then yes, I would definitely post a HJT log to be sure all baddies were removed from your system....

    Regards,
    Kent
     
  6. big ed

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    Hi Puff-m-d,

    The only thing detected was twunk_32.exe by cwshredder. Sb and ad-aware were clean. (ad-aware had 4 low threat items as usual).

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    big ed,

    Thanks for the response. Since AdAware and SpyBot picked up no spyware/adware and you only had the false positive from CWShredder, and you are not experiencing any problems, then there is no need to post a HijackThis log.

    Why did you run CWShredder in the first place? CoolWebSearch is very obvious when you have it ans CWShredder should not be run by clicking on fix unless you have CoolWebSearch.

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    Kent
     
  8. big ed

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    Hi Puff- m-d,

    I quess you found me out. No, I usually have no clue as to what I am doing. Thanks for the info. Anytime I get brave and ask a question here you people are always tolerant and helpful in your replys. I and I am sure all the other "numbies" out there appreciate the help from this site without getting dissed.
    Many thanks to you all!

    big ed :) :) :) :)
     
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