CWShredder

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by tony64, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. tony64

    tony64 Registered Member

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    hi all,


    I've found in my register a file as follows Intermute/cwshredder


    I've read somwhere it might be a Trojan . Is it true ? How can I get rid of this infection o_O

    By the way...is TDS3 supposed to identify and remove it o_O

    MANY THANKS FOR KIND CO-OPERATION

    Tony
     
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  2. LowWaterMark

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    Well, no it isn't, but here's where the confusion comes in. There is a spyware infection type that overall is referred to as "Cool Web Search". But, CWShredder is a tool that is specifically designed to find and remove Cool Web Search infections.

    Here is the official CWShredder webpage:

    http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshredder_download.html

    The CWShredder tool is frequently recommended by security forums and technical support groups or personnel for cleaning such infections off systems. If you've ever followed cleaning instructions from a forum or off a webpage for this type of infection, or had someone else work on your PC to assist with such a problem, then it is likely that that is where the copy of CWShredder came from.

    Now when you say this...

    How / where did you find this? What tool pointed it out to you and exactly what was the reference? I'm just wondering what caused you to think it was a problem in the first place?
     
  3. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    For the TDS question:
    TDS never removes any item by itself, you are in the driver's seat to decide what to do with an alert.
    Upate TDS and run a full system scan with all options and see what it finds, post the alerts inhere so we can help you with that.
     
  4. tony64

    tony64 Registered Member

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    OK everything is clear.

    I have installed this program sometime ago..I just forgot I did and thought it was a kind of trojan.... :rolleyes: Apologees for the wrong alarm !

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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