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Bootconf.exe << What the hell is this

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by ipconfig, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. ipconfig

    ipconfig Thread Starter

    Aug 19, 2003
    Ive got this file on my C drive (not in System32 folder) and nortons antivirus tells me its a trojan. How can I get rid of it...
    Please Help
  2. Top Banana

    Top Banana

    Nov 10, 2002
  3. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    Just for information since TB is on top of the situation......

    ----------- Bootconf -------------
    CoolWebSearch/BootConf: drops a user CSS file in the same way as DataNotary, but pointing at www.coolwebsearch.com. Also hijacks the home page and all search settings to point to coolwebsearch, and hacks the DNS Hosts file to redirect access of MSN address-bar search to coolwebsearch.com. The site names are obfuscated using URL-encoding (%XX) to make them difficult to read. A program bootconf.exe is set up to run on every startup, resetting the hijack. Finally coolwebsearch.com is added to the Trusted Sites list, along with msn.com, whom coolwebsearch are also impersonating.

    Quote from http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/CoolWebSearch.html


    PS: Coolweb is a nasty nasty so follow Top Banana's suggestions to the tee getting all bits off your system.
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