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« on: May 09, 2004, 06:09:34 AM »

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smart-finder.biz has taken over my homepage and i cannot replace with with my usual page. How can i remove this pest.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2004, 06:38:23 AM »

Hello Mike
Smart-finder.biz is a CoolWeb infection-----you should be able to take
care of it with CWShredder

Download CWShredder and save it to desktop----With ALL other windows
closed open CWShredder(check for updates) and then click FIX-----let it Fix all problems and then RESTART your computer
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/CWShredder.exe

Once restarted----Enter your internet options accessed via Control Panel       Under the Programs tab "Reset Web Settings"
Under the General tab----Delete Files and cookies and Reset your homepage
You may also want to do a diskcleanup and ensure to empty temp folder

If you don't have a spyware checker, now is the time to get one or two
I use both Spybot and Ad-aware
Spybot----Install---Search for updates and download latest updates---
Check for Problems---fix everything in RED
http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=download

Ad-aware----Install---check for updates----Start a Scan----after scan
is complete fix everything it finds
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

RESTART your computer again

If your problem has not been rectified or if you want to make sure that you are  clean  could you please download Hijackthis....

Scan----Scan will change to Save log---Copy and paste the WHOLE contents of the log here
Don't try and fix anything, it is all important

Please create a Permanent folder to save Hijackthis too
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/HijackThis.exe


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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2004, 01:23:53 PM »

Thanks Benditup but i cannot get to the shredder through the link. Smart-finder keeps cutting in if i try and download.Huh?
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2004, 04:30:09 PM »

Nasty bugger,
Could you try this alternate link
http://tools.radiosplace.com/CWShredder.exe

If that doesn't work, you could email me, you will have to be logged
in, Click on my name from one of my responses and find
"Click to send an email"
Please supply me with email addy
you will have to be setup to allow .exe or .zip attachments when I respond. ( I can give you instructions)
or use your own email client, my address is
billrbillyATmsn.com

AT should be @

Please use a subject line "CWSHREDDER"


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