Thank you Wilders! (CWS.Searchx removed)

Discussion in 'adware, spyware & hijack cleaning' started by meelWORM, May 5, 2004.

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  1. meelWORM

    meelWORM Registered Member

    May 5, 2004
    I have been battling with a CWS varient for almost a month now! I have downloaded 9 different programs in my attempts to remove it, with no long-term success.

    Finally, yesterday, I found your site and read through many different threads of people with the same problem. Ultimatly, the thread was the most useful to me.

    I downloaded Find-All, and found the culprit to all of my problems was C:\WINDOWS\System32\WDMPLI.DLL. I downloaded CopyLock to rid myself of this file. After I rebooted, I found that the AppInit_Dlls key in my registry had the culprit file listed (until this time, it had always been blank), so I cleared it.

    I am now happy to report that everything is back to normal! I would like to extend my thanks to all the people at Wilders who made this information available!
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Global Moderator

    Oct 9, 2003
    Loughton, Essex. UK
    I am glad it has worked for you

    Many people have this problem and what works for one isn't working for another one

    as an extra backup to help stop it coming back try this
    to see if we can prevent the cws hijackers reinfecting you try this
    a workaround seems to be install a good firewall, lists here if you haven't already got one and block these ranges of ports, both incoming and outgoing and and
    that stops the known cws servers responding or the hidden files on your computer updating. This works sometimes but not always, but it's a help. The problem with this approach is that some good sites might also be blocked ( not may as all the IP numbers are in Russia and very few russian sites have much relevance to most people)
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