CoolWebSearch “most dangerous program”

It’s anything but cool. CoolWebSearch (CWS) is the most dangerous program on Webroot Software’s list of the 10 worst spyware and adware threats.

It’s a vicious one, all right. CWS exploits security flaws and completely hijacks Internet Explorer so you can’t do anything with it. Removal is difficult because of CWS’s many variants and the fact that it hides itself to prevent its being viewed by normal means. Botched removal attempts often leave the bewildered user without Internet access.

The best remedy for a CWS infection is to use the removal tool provided by Intermute at this site.