It looks like your system has been infected with a variant of the
CoolWebSearch Trojan Horse/browser hijacker.
What is it?
For more information on the CoolWebSearch browser hijacker, see the
- The CoolWebSearch Chronicles (The story of a thousand hijacks)
( http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html )
This article provides information on the different variants of
CoolWebSearch. Your system appears to be infected by variant 22:
CWS.Msconfd. The article also provides the fix for this problem.
Also note that the Symantec Security Response Center identifies this
software as the trojan horse Trojan.Bookmarker. For more information,
- Symantec Security Response - Trojan.Bookmarker
( http://sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/trojan.bookmarker.html )
How do I fix it?
Fortunately, this variant of CoolWebSearch is *relatively* benign,
in that it does not make any permanent modifications to your system
files. To completely rid your system of this trojan, just download and
run the CWShredder utility.
- The CoolWebSearch Chronicles: Fix
( http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/cwschronicles.html#cwshredder )
Alternatively, you can use one of the anti-spyware software utilities
available on the web. These will allow you to easily detect and remove
CoolWebSearch and any other trojan/spyware that may be installed on
your system. Two of the most popular spyware removers are:
- Spybot: Search & Destroy
Free! Highly recommended.
Free version available.
To prevent future infection by any spyware/maleware/trojans, I
recommend that you install both an antivirus and an anti-spyware
utility on your system. Be sure to keep them both updated, and scan
your system periodically.
Hope this helps.
If you need any clarifications, just ask!
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