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  • mas77
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hi
I keep receiving pop ups and my home page is set to a diiferent one called http://www.coolsearch.biz, I can't change that, everytime I change it it still sets itself back .
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  • rtm223
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Post 3+ Months Ago

My girlfriend had this problem recently. adaware is the first thing to use. Free download. However that did not completely clean up her system. You may then have to do some manual uninstalls of stuff that looks suspicious.

If you cannot get it sorted then:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

the browser hijacking generally doesn't work with anything but IE, and it has a very effective pop-up blocker. Its also a much better browser.

Someone else will probably give you some more info on completely removing adware from you system.
  • Vladdrac
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Post 3+ Months Ago

ewww, doing some research that one looks real nasty. Not sure if you have the new variant or not......this will remove it if it is the old variant

http://www.safer-networking.org/minifiles.html


//btw spybot s&d wont remove it..not sure about adaware
  • shatter2day
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Post 3+ Months Ago

oddly enough my girlfriend was having this problem too. in addition to adaware, Spybot 1.2 works well to. together these 2 programs work well, as for the popup blocker all i did was get the google toolbar
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I got this thing once, and yes it sucks bigtime. All this kind of thing is a really good reason to keep your Windows up to date as a lot of them come though vulnerabilities with the OS. This link below is a godsend for removing it.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html

It has a link to a freeware tool specifically for this spyware called CWShredder. I recommend checking the site so you know what your dealing with before trying to remove it though.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/cwshredder.zip

Your also gonna need this fix to stop it happening again!!

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/securi ... 03-011.asp

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Go to Control Panel, add remove programs. Remove Coolsearchbar, Mysearch (or any similar), any Gain or Gator programs that you can identify such as eWallet. Download Adaware, and Spybot S&D and get the current updates for both. Run both programs.

Attempt the uninstall first. If you don't it may not remove the reg keys for startup and you may get startup errors if you just delete the files without trying to unintstall.

Afterwards you may need to reset your home page to about:blank, or a page of your choice.

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