stubborn spyware

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  1. webdog

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    Whenever I do a scan, there is one that will not be quarantined. It is CWS.smartsearch, it is a hijacker with a low to medium threat level. Whenever I click "quarantine", it comes up I have to reboot and run the scan again, and repeat if necessary. Well, after hours of doing this, it is still there. How do I get rid of this stupid thing?
     
  2. ajg1959

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    I sent you a link to a program thru PM that may help you out.

    AJ
     
  3. Revmitchell

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    ccleaner is pretty effective
     
  4. Steven2006

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    Sbybot, is one I use.
     
  5. thegospelgeek

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    Might try a boot into safe mode and scan. What antivirus are you using? You should be able to go to there web page and search for smartsearch for instructions.

    Go BROWNS!
     
  6. ajg1959

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    I am trying to tell ya'll that I have CCcleaner, and Spybot, and i still use them....but I also have a paid version of Advancedsystem care that finds way more stuff than the other two do, and there is a legal 6 month subscription that you can get, for free.

    PM me if you want the key codes

    I am just trying to help

    AJ
     
  7. Trotter

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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Give that a shot. It is one of the best. The free version does not provide ongoing protection, but it still has the full scan of the paid version.
     
  8. Magnetic Poles

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    Click here

    Or manual removal instructions:

    CWS.SmartSearch Removal InstructionsKill the following processes
    sistem.exe, systemcritical.exe, accesss.exe, systeem.exe, explore.exe, helpcvs.exe, iexplorer.exe, wmplayer.exe, sistem.exe, game.exe, internet.exeRemove the following files
    sistem.exe in c:\documents settings\
    systemcritical.exe in c:\games\
    accesss.exe in Program Files\accessories\
    systeem.exe in Program Files\common files\system\
    explore.exe, iexplorer.exe, sistem.exe in Windows\
    helpcvs.exe in Windows\help\
    wmplayer.exe in Windows\media\
    game.exe in Windows\start menu\programs\accessories\
    internet.exe in Windows\system\
     
  9. Tom Butler

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    A couple of years ago, I got hijacked by Cool Web Search. With a little searching, I ran across CW Shredder. It's a free download. I did, ran it and killed that booger.
     
  10. webdog

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    What do I do with these instructions (detailed step by step)...I'm a computer novice :)

    I installed ccleaner, spybot and advanced systemcare...and it's still there.
     

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