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Skewert
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Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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Location: Orlando, FL

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:59 PM    Post subject: In case your about:blank homepage has been hijacked. Reply with quote

I guess this has been going around, where all of a sudden, you find your regular homepage, which has always been about:blank, is now some search website, along with a pop-up that says you have spyware.

Well, I had this problem (got it from a pr0n website I think), and I found a nice solution and am just passing it along.

It's called CWShredder. Gets rid of quite a few problems introduced by the Cool Web Search trojan(if it can be called that).

Here's the link to the homepage -
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html

And if you just wanna download it (link from downloads page on website) -
http://209.133.47.12/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe

Click the "update" button within the program just to make sure you have the most up-to-date version of the program.

Hope this helps some people.
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Bestiaparda



Joined: 30 Dec 2003
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:14 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had same problem, and that fixed it, thanx for the link, saved meh from some time of seraching on the web.
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Phorhead
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:12 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

This site http://www.iamnotageek.com/index.php? is a great place for help too regarding various spyware/virus problems
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Skewert
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:34 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was back when I used IE. I've been using Firefox now for a couple months at least, and I really like it a lot. Firefox has a built-in pop-up blocker, and is much more secure than IE.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Click that link, there's a download option there on the page. Try it out if you're not familiar, though it's already gotten a ton of buzz online and on TV, like CNN, etc.
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Faraque Corinthar



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
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Location: Tacoma, Washington

PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2004 10:50 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm totally with you on that one... In the last 5 months of surfing the net with Firefox, I've only run across one site that didn't work with it...

Firefox is a very nice browser, and I heartily reccommend it.
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