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RE: Cool Web Search
From: "Schmidt, Michael R." <Michael.Schmidt () T-Mobile com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:10:30 -0700

I will take up arms to write a cleaner for it.  I despise programs like this

Since we are talking about 30 variations does anyone know where a person can get archived versions of all of these?

I've got a machine and the tools and know how to build the tool.  I just need to be "infected" - wow, 30 variants.  
That is truly ugly.


Michael R. Schmidt

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com [mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com]On Behalf Of Andrew 
Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 11:27 AM
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Subject: Re: [Full-disclosure] Cool Web Search

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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