View Full Version : Manual Removal Guide for CoolWWWSearch.OleHelp

2008-11-28, 18:31
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "CoolWWWSearch.OleHelp" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:


CoolWWWSearch.OleHelp copies executable files into the Windows and root directories, starts itself via autorun as "SVCHOST" without giving the user a possibility to cancel that process.
Removal Instructions:


Please use Spybot-S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=spybotsd), RunAlyzer (http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=runalyzer) or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.

Entries named "SVCHOST" and pointing to "<$WINDIR>\MDM.EXE".

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
Please read these instructions (http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=288) before requesting assistance,
Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum (http://forums.spybot.info/forumdisplay.php?f=22) where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.