CWS, pop-up windows

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I need some help on this. I have spyware, virus or something that I can not
remove. It pops-up Internet explorer windows from time to time while I work.
Also, it occupies my default IE page. It is quite anoying. I've already gave
up using IE for the future. I have it for months because tools like below
doesn't help:

I mean, all these tools help me removing CWS, but it is back very soon. (I
guess CWS is my problem). I also tried "hijackthis", but I'm not sure what
should I delete with it.

Does anybody have such bad experience and some knoewledge how to remove it?


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Have you run the avove apps in safe mode?

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No, I can try. Do you have experience that it should help?

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I'd agree with Vito to run in safe mode as well as normal mode - did this on
a friend's computer with adaware and spybot, and they both found things in
safe mode after reporting normal mode as clean.

But also look at this if you think CWS is the culprit - download the
CWShredder from there.

And by the way, the general advice from the HijackThis pages is not to
delete anything it identifies until checking out your results on the
HijackThis forums at - you can post your log
there and the regulars will interpret it and give you direct advice.

Good luck

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Hi to all

I did as you suggested, cleaned it in safe mode, also with CWSshredder.
After I run it again and worked for few hours, a winodw poped again. Then I
run CWSShredder again and I found "CWS.HiddenDll" again. :( So, somehow it
is "reinstalled" on machine....

Any other idea? Thanks in advance ;)

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Have you run hijackthis.exe in safe mode and posted the results in the
hijackthis forums? It seems as though something has been missed and the app
has repaied itself. Also see

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Huh, I posted it now, but it was not in safe mode... I wait for for some
reply there:

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Presumably you do have a fully updated XP system?

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and - have you posted your HijackThis log yet?

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WIN2K... log just posted:

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