[Please Help!] Problem with pop-ups, CoolWebSearch...

By TrevPie
Mar 5, 2006
  1. Ok, first and foremost I would like to say that I am a n00b, so if I leave out any important info please point it out and I'll try to include it.

    I have been getting tons of pop-ups lately and it is not only extremely annoying but I'm also afraid it may be a security risk... along with being annoying -.-'

    I'll get to the point:

    I have CoolWebSearch on my computer. I used to have Surf Sidekick, but I managed to get rid of that. I have used tons of programs including Ad-Aware, Spybot, Norton, Hijackthis(which is what I'm hoping you all can help me with), CWSShredder. Nothing has been working.

    Ad-Aware did manage to locate some of the files, but they either won't delete, regenerate themselves, or change to a different filename by the time I reboot. It always seems like there's one or more left. Not to mention that I'm hesitant about deleting system files.

    PLEASE NOTE: I have already tried CWSShredder but it doesn't locate it for some reason. Ad-aware tells me that I have CWS, though.
    Another note: Everything above that I said I have tried, I have also tried in Safe Mode.

    I have included a HJT log (hopefully I did it successfully anyway) if that might help.

    Thanks for your time! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Then, go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Then post a fresh HJT log.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. TrevPie

    TrevPie TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Thanks a million for your help =) I haven't gotten a pop-up so far *knocks on wood* after following those steps.

    Just in case there's more I need to do, here are the logs. There's the log l2mdestroyer gave me, HJT2 log is the one I took after running l2mdestroyer, then HJT3 log is the one I took after (hopefully)ridding myself of SSK remnants.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

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