[Full-Disclosure] Cool Web Search
RGolodner at Aetea.com
Thu Jul 29 23:51:13 BST 2004
Try CWShredder too!
From: Gregh [mailto:chows at ozemail.com.au]
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 5:46 PM
To: Disclosure Full
Subject: [Full-Disclosure] Cool Web Search
JFYI of anyone interested:
On Nanog a short time back, most of the list there decided that CWS couldn't
easily be removed. I first stumbled across it maybe around the start of July
and have had many instances of it, since, in many places.
Adaware does bugger-all to remove it. Spybot recognised it, got rid of it
and upon reboot it was back. It was never quite clear from a simple
inspection, what was putting it back.
When I first found it, I had also found "HiJackThis" and ran it. That prog
brought up the proper registry entries to enable me to correctly identify
CWS, remove the entries and delete files. It took some time the first time I
saw it but it takes about 10 mins (if that) to get rid of it, now. Nanog
disagreed and said it wasn't that easy. It simply WAS that easy. I just
happened to experience "dumb luck" and be one of the first (if not the
first) to easily get rid of it through HiJackThis.
So, for those of you who don't think Nanog is full of "Gods of Correctness",
if you are having probs with removal of CWS, get HiJackThis, let it scan and
then you will see, sticking out like a wart on your......nose :)........ the
entries you need to delete in order to properly rid that machine of CWS. It
wasn't hard using that prog.
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