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Re: Cool Web Search
From: Andrew Clover <and-bugtraq () doxdesk com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 03:26:55 +0900

Gregh <chows () ozemail com au> wrote:

> the truth is that this way DOES get rid of it. There are
> at LEAST 5 variants of CWS.

Oh, there are *many* more than that.

> I have met them all and beat them all.

Obviously you have not met the CWS/About variant. This cannot be removed
with only HijackThis and the Task Manager, as its process will recreate
any registry entries you delete. Which process? Every process you are
running, thanks to the AppInit_DLLs entry.

> All easily beaten by using HiJackThis in the way I described.

Well done. Now go install CWS/About, TVMedia/BHO, CommonName/Comwiz and
HuntBar/WinTools, and see how you get on.

HijackThis is a brilliant tool. But it is not a panacea, and the worst
of the crop are starting to code around the things it can do.

Andrew Clover
mailto:and () doxdesk com

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