1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anybody help me how to remove this spyware!!!

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by jackoff, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. jackoff

    jackoff
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    i got this search page on my explorer....
    whenever i open ie it will show this page...
    please suggest how to remove it thanks!!!

    i also attach it's picture below... thanks.. :lease: :lease:


    [​IMG]
     
  2. ThickBloke

    ThickBloke
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    Messages:
    95
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Ratings:
    +7
    Hi mate.

    My first point of call would be to do a search for, download and install the following freeware.

    Spybot Search & Destroy

    Ad-Aware SE Personal

    HijackThis.

    1/ Run Spybot first. Update terms from their website. (Spybot will ask you to do this) Click check for problems and allow it to run. Delete all that it finds.
    Click Immunize.

    2/ Run Ad-Aware and do pretty much the same as with Spybot.

    3/ Hijack This. Only use if you still have problems after trying the above two pieces of software. Please be very very careful when using this software as you could really mess up your computer. You could end up deleting all the startups required for your operating system. I suggest doing a scan and posting the results on here so that I can have a look at them before deleting anything.

    Hope this helps

    Justin
     
  3. Too Tall

    Too Tall
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    487
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Ratings:
    +5
    First of all check it's not just set your HOME PAGE to it's URL:

    Tools - Internet Options - Home Page.

    Second download Adware or similar and run it.

    Someone else may have a specific fix for it but I've never seen that scene before.
     
  4. stuart-f

    stuart-f
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2000
    Messages:
    45
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    9
    Location:
    Saint Paul-en-Foret, Var, France
    Ratings:
    +0
    Microsoft have a new Antispyware product that is free to download from their website. It is a beta version but I am running at work and at home and have had no problems.

    I am not suggesting it as an alternative, use it with all the other stuff like SpyBot and Adaware.

    Spyware really gets on my t*ts, hanging would be too good for these people.
     
  5. apolloa

    apolloa
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    5,261
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +710
    If you can still use internet explorer then first use adaware then spybot and then visit panda av, do a google search for it and look down the page and follow there free online virus scan as you can tell it to scan for spyware and malicouse programs (It's bloody good at picking stuff up too) If all these programs say they get rid of your problems but you reboot and they come back then you'll have to disable windows restore and try again.
     
  6. mikeyavman

    mikeyavman
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    download cwshredder and hijackthis.

    run both, shredder might not find anything, but you will be able to save the hijack this log and post here for us to look at.
     
  7. St_ve

    St_ve
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,059
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    39
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Ratings:
    +0
    give opera a try best browser imho & much more resistant to adaware pop ups ect
    free download.
     
  8. Jakeh1969

    Jakeh1969
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    726
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +33
    Or why not try Mozilla Firefox. Another free download (4.8mb) like Opera. I've been using it for the last few weeks in conjunction with Spybot and Adaware and it hasn't picked up any spyware, unlike when I used Internet Explorer!
     
  9. mikeyavman

    mikeyavman
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    yeah, downloading a new browser isnt going to fix the underlying issue on the system.
     
  10. jackoff

    jackoff
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have been tried some of the suggestions...
    using adaware...but the problem still not solve...
    i afraid to use spybot.... it's gonna mess up my computer...
    i rather backup my staff before i use spybot....
    even use McAfee and Norton also cannot remove this spyware "about blank" page

    anyway thankyou every one for your kind help!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  11. apolloa

    apolloa
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    5,261
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +710
    Hi Jackoff, Sounds to me like your not too sure of what your doing so I would advise you to take it to an expert as the last thing you want is to loose your data, do you have a mate who can help you? If not then take it to someone to clear it all of for you and to show you how to use adaware and spybot etc. Also change your browser to firefox as it's more secure.
     
  12. UrbanT

    UrbanT
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Messages:
    12,851
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Aldershot, Hants
    Ratings:
    +3,032
    Stuart, that was a great tip. I had some Spyware on my work machine thats been a pig to get rid of. Having tried Adaware, Spybot, CWShredder and a couple of other programs, I read your post about the MS software and downloaded it. It sorted out all the problems. Top man! :thumbsup:
     
  13. apolloa

    apolloa
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    5,261
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +710
    Hopefully the microsoft spyware prog will be released soon and be a free update for XP. M.S. released it after they acquired a security company and it's technology because they recon spyware and adware is going to get MUCH worse now that viruses have gone down in infection rates. I'm an engineer and reackon that viruses aren't as bad as the spyware, adaware and viurses are certainly not as widespread either so hold tight everyone and get protected. Also remember to keep an eye on those emails and NEVER click on yes in those pop up boxes unless you are downloading something.
     
  14. jackoff

    jackoff
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm rescan my computer aroud 6 times already...

    first i download adware SE and update it... before scan...
    then scan my computer found coolweb search on registry..
    i quarantie it .. but cannot solve problem..

    second i download spybot and update it...
    repeat rescan my computer ... also found coolweb search and others in the registry...
    i immunize it all and backup my registry....
    the problem still cannot.. solve...

    everytime i open ie... it wil show about blank with coolweb search...
    it is so annoying me...
    right now ... i don't know what to do..

    or i have to really format my computer.... :thumbsdow :thumbsdow :thumbsdow
     
  15. apolloa

    apolloa
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    5,261
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +710
    Jackoff, what version of windows are you running?
     
  16. mikeyavman

    mikeyavman
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I already posted, you need cwshredder.
     
  17. ThickBloke

    ThickBloke
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2004
    Messages:
    95
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Ratings:
    +7
    Or like I said move on to Hijack-This software and post results on this forum prior to deleting anything.

    :)

    ThickBloke
     
  18. GrahamC

    GrahamC
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Messages:
    2,258
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Morecambe, U.K.
    Ratings:
    +67
    The websearch hijack is a well known sod of a program to remove and as another post has stated the cwshredder program is the way to go or reformat your drive :(. Anti virus software is an must these days (also handles spam/spyware) and browsers that have it built in (Opera/Firefox) with an additional well supported app is the best way to keep your kit as safe as you can.

    Good luck.
     
  19. jackoff

    jackoff
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    After a long time backup my staff in my computer.....
    i finally decide to format my computer and...
    it is all done.. my new system working very well also very fast...

    i would like to thanks everybody whose help me and give the suggestion for me... thanks a again....

    :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  20. bartp

    bartp
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    68
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ad-ware se is the best from my experience
     
  21. mjn

    mjn
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2001
    Messages:
    17,628
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Herts, England
    Ratings:
    +4,546
    I had that coolweb stuff on my PC, and if you actually go to their website they have an uninstaller which you can use.
     

Share This Page

Loading...