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Getting rid of Cool Web Spyware

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Anyone have any suggestions??
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a mac.
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
a mac.

Switching to Netscape was cheaper.
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Assuming you're running Windows XP, there is a set of three anti-spyware programs that should both remove CWS (CoolWebSearch) and prevent future infections.

Download, install, and run AdAware, Spybot, and Windows Defender (formerly Microsoft Antispy).

In addition to those tools, ditch Internet Explorer and Netscape, and install Mozilla Firefox. Granted, Netscape is based on the Mozilla engine, but Firefox is a much better program.
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http://www.download.com/3000-8022_4-10301587.html Cool Web Shredder. Worked like a charm. (Years ago, I had no idea it was still around.)
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I had CWS earlier this year. McAfree found it and I deleted it manually.
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Originally Posted by mr_economy
Assuming you're running Windows XP, there is a set of three anti-spyware programs that should both remove CWS (CoolWebSearch) and prevent future infections.

Download, install, and run AdAware, Spybot, and Windows Defender (formerly Microsoft Antispy).

In addition to those tools, ditch Internet Explorer and Netscape, and install Mozilla Firefox. Granted, Netscape is based on the Mozilla engine, but Firefox is a much better program.

Many thanks. My PC is back to normal.
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