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    I ran Housecall AV, Kaspersky and AVG and they're all good. Just finished running Spybot, Ad-aware and WAS and they all report %100 clean as of now.

    Thanks so much for your help. My friends sends his thanks as well.

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    Great

    One of the best things for prevention is a hosts file, More about it here
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    How To Download and Extract the HOSTS file: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts2.htm

    Also see
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=279

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    I thought that host files were easily manipulated by programs like coolwebsearch? Just something I heard before, thats all...

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    Hi

    They can once on the PC yes, but cant get there if a good hosts file is already there, most of the time.
    Winhelp updates the hosts files so Be sure to replace it about every two weeks

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    Cool, thanks for the info

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    Glad we could help.

    As the problem appears to be resolved this topic will be archived.
    If you need the topic reopened please pm me.
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