Funny going on withb coolwebsearch

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Michael_aust, Mar 18, 2005.

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  1. Michael_aust

    Michael_aust Registered Member

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    Just before I was on my unckles pc and i was looking through his spybot S&D and in the startup sections it said there was some called ctfmon.exe and it said, Current filename:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

    Database status:
    Not required - virus, spyware, malware or other resource hog

    Description
    _CoolWebSearch_ parasite related - hijacking to Slawsearch.com


    So i used cwshredder and it detected it so i removed it and when I restarted the machien the startup item was there again but when I ran cwshredder it detected nothing so I disabled cftmon from the startup items using spybot S&D. So I then went home I checked my system and it was there also, I also ran cwshredder with the updated version and it detected nothing at all neither did it with the old version. I then went to winpatrol and found the startup item and clicked on its details and it said

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CTFMON.EXE
    Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
    Version: 5.1.2600.2180
    Company: Microsoft Corporation
    Copywrite: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    Startup Location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    Status: running

    I cant get anymore free info because for some reason it will not go to the internet winpatrol. I ran a scan with a squared but it found nothing at all. spybot S&D it self found nothing

    Is this a case of Coolwebsearch or is it a mistake in spybot S&D ?

    What are you opinions?

    Thanks Michael :)
     
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    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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  4. Michael_aust

    Michael_aust Registered Member

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    ok thanks for clearing it up I wasnt sure because all my scanners found absolutly nothing so. Thanks anyway.

    Michael :)
     
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