"Mywebsearch" has suddenly appeared...

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by Bravo_Bravo, Jan 11, 2009.

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  1. been gibbering on ranges and get home to see that there is an addition to IE, detailed above. The spyware stuff has flagged this up but its still there; the PC is shared, so I assume somebody has added this under their login - any ideas?

    Is is a nasty?


  2. Probably just like the porn your 'friend' downloaded :lol:
  3. Just a "harmless" data miner / tracker, though if enough malware accumulates on your PC it will slow your system down.

    You can remove it using free-ware such as Ad-Aware, & avoid it by downloading / using a browser such as Mozilla Firefox if you want.
  4. msr

    msr LE

  5. Ran Spybot; 250 entries... time for a word with my nippers...
  6. msr

    msr LE

    No it isn't. It's time for you to have a word with yourself:

    Why are you letting them 1) Surf the internet unsupervised and 2) Surf the net with an admin account 3) Surf the internet and not use firefox 4) Failing to warn them of the risks of clicking on every button which says yes?

    This says a lot more about you than it does about them.

  7. MSR is not a parent.
  8. Ooo, harsh. I would certainly go with 2) and 3). But 1) and 4) smack of Labour government holdy-handy policy.

    Probably not, but Bravo_Bravo is not internet savvy! :D
  9. It is not harmless, one of the harder homepage hijackers to get rid of. Download cwshredder from here to get rid of it


    You usually pick these things up from dodgy porn/gaming/hacking sites and they are memory resident so it involves shutting down tasks and registry editing for successful removal. Quite often, it seems you have got rid of it until the next time you reboot. Once you have removed it, make sure you have a decent antivirus which has web page scanning to prevent any further infection.

    Hope that helps.
  10. msr

    msr LE

    Sorry, 1) and 4) are just old fashioned good parenting - especially as BB has told us how old his daughter is...

  11. Although an RCO has Great Authority, even I'd struggle to control surfing from the range.

    They are very "threat aware" wrt t'internet, which is why I'm a little surprised its rocked up...

    PS - I've been promised those lessons this week.