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CoolWebSearch.Control Browser Hijacker Information

Name: CoolWebSearch.Control
Category: Browser Hijacker
Alias: - Alias: CWS variant, MadFinder
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 - 570 visits
Tubby - Alias: MakeMeSearch, CoolWebSearch.Tubby, Spyware.Arau, Trojan.Win32.StartPage.ih, Trojan.StartPage-FJ - 211 visits
Spyass.com - 123 visits
SecurityToolbar.DesktopScam - 122 visits
EUniverse Updater - Alias: WUpdate, eUniverse Flowgo toolbar, eUniverse SirSearch, SearchUpgrader, Search Upgrader - 120 visits
CoolWebSearch - Alias: CWS, Cool Web Serach, CoolWwwSearch - 115 visits
CrackSpider - Alias: Troj/Favadd-D - 106 visits
Trojan.StartPage - Alias: SearchCentral - 86 visits
Paytime - 84 visits
IEHijacker.Q - 80 visits

Random Browser Hijacker Pages:
CoolWebSearch.MsxMidi - Alias: CWS variant, CWS.xpsystem
BHO.System61
STRAd32.BHO - Alias: Confusearch, StickyPopsBHO
IEHijacker.Q
SearchCentral - Alias: SearchCentral.cc, SearchCentral.update.js
AproposMedia - Alias: PeopleOnPage.AproposMedia, AdIntelligence
Secret Crush
PowerSearch - Alias: PowerSearch toolbar
GIGA Search - Alias: Search Bar
CoolWebSearch.MadFinder - Alias: CWS variant, MadFinder


 


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