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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Keitha, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. Keitha

    Keitha Thread Starter

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    coolwwwsearch keeps coming back as my default whenever I sign on to the internet. I have changed it through my computer several times. Please help. I am a beginner on this tech support site so please make the directions simple for this novice to follow. Thank you very much.
     
  2. EvileYe

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    First Delete Temp files, Cookies and offline content.To do this,
    Open Internet Explorer/Tools/Internet Options/delete cookies/delete files
    select off-line content/clear history.


    Download cwshredder from here

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

    Close all browser windows (including minimized windows)
    Run cwshredder

    When it is finished Reboot your computer.

    Download Adaware from here

    Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

    Make sure you select "Check for updates now" and get the latest reference files.

    Run Adaware and hit the Scan now button, make sure Activate indepth scan is selected and then
    hit next. After the scan has completed delete everything it finds.

    Restart your computer.

    Then Download Spybot search & destroy from here. Read the instructions while you're there.

    http://tomcoyote.org/SPYBOT/index1.html

    Install the program (Close all browser windows) and run it.

    Before scanning press "Online" and "Search for Updates"

    Put a check mark at and install all updates.

    Click "Check for Problems" and when the scan is finished let Spybot fix/remove all it finds in red.

    Restart your computer.

    Download "Hijack this" from here

    http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/


    Once you have unzipped it and have it running, Hit the scan button, when the scan is finished the button will change to a save log button, click it and then a notepad window will open, you need to copy and paste all of the log contents in here and someone will look at it for you.
     
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