CWS variants come too quickly for most anti-spyware tools
by HikingStick - 2/9/05 6:46 AM
In Reply to: RE:COOL WEB SEARCH by acemstate
I've battled this beastie a couple of times, and last night was the first time I lost.
An interesting history can be found (sorry, I didn't bookmark the URL), and it appears that CWS is being updated so frequently that most anti-spyware tools can't keep up.
Search for CWS removal tools, and you will come across links to CWshredder. It should do the job (based on all other user comments here and elsewhere), but even then it is recommended you use only versions of the tool that are less than a week or two old (so they will mitigate the current CWS family). Rights to CWshredder were recently acquired by another company, so I'm not sure of its current status (e.g. if it is still free).
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