Should I still keep CWS???

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by cheater87, Mar 8, 2007.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    It hasn't been updated since 2005. Should I still keep it?
     
  2. WSFuser

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    what is CWS?
     
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    Don't like to make assumptions, but I think he might be talking about CWShredder, it is a tool used to remove the Cool Web Search browser hijacker. I think it was originally developed by Merijn, but now is owned by Trend Micro.

    EDIT: lol, travellinman beat me by seconds
     
  5. cheater87

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    Yea I meant CoolwebShredder
     
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    I thought that trend stopped updating it some time ago
     
  7. cheater87

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    Hasn't been updated in a bout 2 years. So thats why I'm wondering if I should still keep it.
     
  8. EASTER.2010

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    I wouldn't overly concern myself with CWS, there are plenty of programs that are able to report them and completely remove it should it ever come that far.
     
  9. WSFuser

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    id agree with Easter. programs such as AVG AS or SAS should be able to handle it.
     
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    I'll remove it then.
     
  11. cheater87

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    Hmmm I can't find it in the add/remove list or the CCleaner uninstaller list. Its not under CWS. What would it be under?
     
  12. lucas1985

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    It´s a standalone executable.
     
  13. cheater87

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    So do I delete the desk top icon?
     
  14. WSFuser

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    just delete the program file. if theres a shortcut then u can delete it too.
     
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    Delete the executable and the shortcut (if you´ve done one).
    EDIT: beaten by WSFuser :D
     
  16. cheater87

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    Where is the executable?
     
  17. ASpace

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    it is where you have saved it

    If you don't know where it is , use Windows to search for cwshredder.exe
     
  18. cheater87

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    I did a file search and found the desk top thing and a prefetch thing. Delete them and I'm good?
     
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    Delete both.
     
  20. ASpace

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    Yes . By the way , if you haven't used it for year , this Prefetch thing is very old
     
  21. cheater87

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    Ok thats done. Thanks for the help.
     
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