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About:Blank, CWS.Searchx, ewizard.cc

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:gasp: I downloaded the most recent CWShredder and it says that it removed CWS.Searchx, but it keeps returning. I open up Internet Explorer and the home page "About:Blank" pops up. Also, when I open up AIM a pop-up appears telling me I may have spyware and to click here to search for spyware removal programs. I keep removing this, but it won't go away. What should I do?

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I have the same problems. Spent a few evenings trying to fix it but to no avail. Ran HijackThis after cleanup and found no suspicious lines but the bloody about:blank keeps coming back everyday, sometimes with the pop-ups.

 

Please help!

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Delmar601, you need to start a separate post for your problem.

 

Both, download HijackThis here: HiJackThis v1.97.7

Unzip to a convenient permanent folder

For example: C:/HiJackThis/HiJackThis.exe

Double click HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

Then post the fresh log in the Malware removal forum.

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Hi Scoff,

 

I put my PC on safe mode and then ran Ad-aware. It found two entries which were not found before:

 

obj[0]=RegKey : WMPPublsihCntr.WMPPublsihCntr

obj[1]=RegKey : WMPPublsihCntr.WMPPublsihCntr.1

 

I also deleted all *.temp files. The problem hasn't come back in the last day. I hope the above measures have finally resolved it. If not, I'll post the log as advised.

 

Thanks,

 

Ivan

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Hello Ivan, would you mind telling me how you found those entries? I'm working on a tool to help detect CWS, which variant, without using CWShredder.

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