FastSearch

  [DELETED] 14:32 23 Dec 2003
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IE6 normally opens with a blank page. Recently it's been hijacked by a search engine called FastSearch. I did a search, found it, and deleted it but it will not go away,even though IE6 Tool-Options shows blank as the default still. How to kill it please? PS I've never visited the FastSearch site. Win98 SE.

  bremner 14:51 23 Dec 2003

click here for removal instructions

  Big Elf 14:51 23 Dec 2003

Try SpyBot click here

And AdAware click here

  [DELETED] 17:17 23 Dec 2003

You have a coolwebsearch infection, get Coolwebshredder from click here unzip it and run it ensuring you press next rather than just scan.

you may find you have other dreck there too.

Go to click here , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please show us its contents.


Most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.

Someone here or click here orclick here will help analyze the results.

  [DELETED] 20:04 23 Dec 2003

I had "fastsearch" on my computer.I downloaded
"Coolwebshredder" and it worked fine, cleaned
my system, and restored my original default
settings.
Greywolf

  [DELETED] 13:48 24 Dec 2003

Thanks for all the info, I've downloaded "Coolwebshredder" unzipped it but when I try to open it, I get "DLL file not found MSVBVM60.DLL" What does this mean please? (As you've surmised I'm a novice")

  [DELETED] 13:50 24 Dec 2003

As mentioned on the site download and install click here

  [DELETED] 13:51 24 Dec 2003

You can download it click here

  Big Elf 13:53 24 Dec 2003

Have a look at click here and follow the links. The file is, I think, a MS Visual Basic Library file which is sometimes required to run other programs.

  Big Elf 13:53 24 Dec 2003

Damn. Too slow again.

  [DELETED] 14:35 24 Dec 2003

Thank you one and all! "Fast search" successfully removed ( and apparently some other intruders as well) Thanks again. Ken

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