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CoolWebSearch.Control Browser Hijacker Information

Name: CoolWebSearch.Control
Category: Browser Hijacker
Advice: Remove
Risk: Elevated Risk Elevated threats are usually threats that fall into the range of adware in which data about a user's habits are tracked and sent back to a server for analysis without your consent or knowledge.
Description:

CoolWebSearch.control is a browser hijacker redirecting your browser to www.search2004.net, www.windowws.cc and super-spider.com. Another sign of infection is a non-working Windows Control Panel if you are running Windows 95/98/ME.

CoolWebSearch.control replaces the legitimate control panel file (%WinDir%control.exe) with its own file.

Signatures: process: control.exe: MD5 Hash: cf89ee341310f771fa4... process: control.exe: MD5 Hash: ceef3b463bfb878a546... process: precontrol.exe: MD5 Hash: b73374d1073edd1d6e2..
Type: Browser Hijacker - Browser hijackers are malicious programs that change a user's web browser settings, usually altering designated default start and search pages. In addition a browser hijacker can modify nearly every aspect of a web browser including adding bookmarks, and redirecting search traffic to alternative sites.



Top Browser Hijacker Visited Pages:
SuperSpider - Alias: Network Security Guard, Melcosoft - 561 visits
Tubby - Alias: MakeMeSearch, CoolWebSearch.Tubby, Spyware.Arau, Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ih, Trojan.StartPage-FJ - 208 visits
SecurityToolbar.DesktopScam - 121 visits
Spyass.com - 121 visits
EUniverse Updater - Alias: WUpdate, eUniverse Flowgo toolbar, eUniverse SirSearch, SearchUpgrader, Search Upgrader - 119 visits
CoolWebSearch - Alias: CWS, Cool Web Serach, CoolWwwSearch - 111 visits
CrackSpider - Alias: Troj/Favadd-D - 105 visits
Trojan.StartPage - Alias: SearchCentral - 85 visits
Paytime - 83 visits
IEHijacker.Q - 79 visits

Random Browser Hijacker Pages:
Spyware.Hijacker.mcicdb - Alias: mcicdb
Adw.Melkosoft.SuperSpider
CoolWebSearch.Rank - Alias: CWS variant, Rank
Winshow - Alias: CWS.Winshow
SearchLocate - Alias: SideBar, BrowserAngel Sidebar
WinlogonEX
Americlicks
SecurityToolbar.DesktopScam
Hijacker.Explorer32 - Alias: W32/Kwbot.worm, SdBot.05.v, Troj/StartPa-MN
CWS.qttask


 


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