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  1. #1
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    Hi Guys,

    Looks like I have been hacked by some kind of parasiteware. Does anyone know what it is and how to get rid of the darn thing...

    Here is what has happened so far...

    When I first start my browser I get a search page with a many links with embeded keyword searches, my favourites has been added to (a number of main categories called 'Blah News' where blah is the category), and the search feature has been replaced with a searchmeup.com search box and links!!!

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Guys

    Happy earning$!

    Les
    Webman Studios
    Home of the Official Australian Affiliate Forum
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  2. #2
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    Yeah, you picked up something, try
    http://www.spywareinfo.com/xscan.php
    or spybot or adaware to get rid of it, i don't know if it will. Heres a couple of links to look at:

    http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/ente...me=VBS_HOSTS.A

    http://www.computercops.biz/postt13332.html

    Don't know if that helps any, maybe somebody with more knowledge of this stuff can help.

  3. #3
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    Hi TN1,

    Many thanks for your reply...

    Through a little bit of searching and research via th elinks provided I found out it was CoolWebSea. There is a free download that gets rid of the nasty lil blighter real quick!!!

    Download CWShredder here:
    http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip

    Thanks again TN1

    Happy earning$!

    Les
    Webman Studios
    Home of the Official Australian Affiliate Forum
    http://www.webman.com.au

  4. #4
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    Now, to ensure it doesn't happen again, switch off Active X, and use a browser OTHER THAN Internet Explorer.

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