having trouble with a ?spyware/adware? site called: ntsearch.com

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  1. adcyork

    adcyork Registered Member

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    hi.
    i seem to have a problem with a site called www .ntsearch.com when i search on google for anything at all the search results have certain words such as: internet, magazine, cover, cards and other words are highlighted as hyperlinks and when you click them it does a search on ntsearch.com for that word. i have never heard of or seen ntsearch before and i don't know how to stop the hyperlinking. some things are impoissible to search for as ntsearch seems to link the whole search result to it's own site.
    Is ntsearch known for spyware/adware etc. please help soon as it is getting very annoying.
    thanks
    adcyork
     
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  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Hey adcyork,

    There are some flavors of NTsearch referred to as a variant of the CoolWebSearch hijacker. There is a good chance you'll need to download a special (free) tool to remove it....called CWShredder.

    Download CWShredder here:

    www.majorgeeks.com/download4086.html
    or here
    http://computercops.biz/zx/Merijn/cwshredder.zip

    After downloading the file to a folder of your choice....with ALL Browser Windows closed....execute the file. With program running....select the *Fix* button....Do NOT use the scan button - it doesn't fix anything). Let it fix what it finds. When done, press *next* and you will get the results, and then *exit*

    Reboot your PC and Following the above procedures.....scan once more to make sure it got everything.
     
  3. adcyork

    adcyork Registered Member

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    OF COURSE!! i don't know why and i didn't think of cwshredder myself. i used it a while back to get rid of coolwebsearch before. thanks for that.
     
  4. adcyork

    adcyork Registered Member

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    just used cwshredder. it worked a treat. problem solved. thanks
     
  5. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Your more than Welcome and the real Thanks goes to one of our resident Spyware Fighter's....CalamityJane. I simply followed her lead on this same problem with another member.

    If you haven't already....you might consider reading one of our Sticky's concerning how to prevent Browser Hijacks in the first place.

    This Sticky---> Why did I get infected in the first place
     
  6. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    You may want to look as some prevention software, such as the following:

    1. Spyware Blaster (free) – Spyware Prevention.
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com

    2. Spyware Guard (free) – Real time scanner for Browser Hijack prevention.
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com


    3. Spybot Search and Destroy (free) – Spyware removal and protection, with registry monitor. If running the above 2 programs, your system should remain fairly clean.
    http://beam.to/spybotsd

    4. Adaware (free) – Spyware removal. What Spybot Search and Destroy doesn’t pick up, this will.

    Hope this help...

    Cheers :D
     
  7. rccstore

    rccstore Guest

    ntseach comes up every <a href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=time&v=56">time</a> i try to go to your site to down load then won't go away
    i also can't read emails
     
  8. agem

    agem Guest

    it happens to me to
     
  9. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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  10. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

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    ..while on it, a kind request: it's very much appreciated if guests don't post under different nick names in case they are one and the same person. Would you mind using just one nick, rccstore and agem? Much obliged.

    regards,

    paul
     
  11. NetTraveler

    NetTraveler Registered Member

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    Better yet rccstore/agem why don't you register? You know, admin's and mod's can see your IP address.. ;) (nothing to do with spying.. It's a feature all admins/mods on all forums have..) And why would you reply to your own post o_O Split personality?? :D :rolleyes: :D
     
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