Farstrider

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  1. Piers is the name!
  2. The first person to mention Maxthon (It uses the IE Trident Engine) If MS just goes to school on what Bloodchen has created then IE7 will be a knockout. And to those who keep harping on about standards, IE IS THE de facto standard (A de facto standard, for instance, is a technical or other standard that is so dominant that everybody seems to follow it like an authorized standard. The de jure standard may be different:) Just my 5 cents worth!
  3. I have been thinking about what you said and will get back to you as soon as I can!
  4. By the way guys, the top two Spyware removers are difinitely Spyware Eliminator and a very close 2nd, Spy Sweeper. The one that I use is Spy Sweeper. Go take a look at Spyware Reviews
  5. Thanks gamehead200, will do, and to bledd, this I have also told him to do!
  6. Thanks gamehead200, appreciate your response, but this is me trying to help another friend on a forum that I will not mention here for fear of retribution, (joke) I think it sounds as if he has a CoolWebSearch.qttasks variant of the CoolWebSearch bug on his PC. He does not appear to be more than a rookie when it comes to software and repair problems. Someone suggested that he format the box and do a clean install and his response was to say that, no way was he going to lose his (sic) music collection! He obviousely has nerver heard of a back-up! I have tried a few ideas but he can not seem to remove the various components of this thing and has not posted a (HijackThis)log yet. Thanks again!
  7. Firefox phishing vulnerability discovered: A vulnerability in Firefox could make users of the open source browser more likely to fall for phishing scams. Secunia Research has discovered a vulnerability in Mozilla / Mozilla Firefox, which can be exploited to spoof the source displayed in the Download Dialog box. The problem is that long sub-domains and paths aren't displayed correctly, which therefore can be exploited to obfuscate what is being displayed in the source field of the Download Dialog box. The vulnerability has been confirmed in Mozilla 1.7.3 for Linux, Mozilla 1.7.5 for Windows, and Mozilla Firefox 1.0. Other versions may also be affected. Currently, no solution is available. However, the vendor reports that this vulnerability will be fixed in upcoming versions of the affected products. Oh dear what a pity....................................
  8. I think the problem that he has is that he already has CWS on his computer and is trying to get rid of it. Simply installing Firefox won't get rid of CWS on his system since it's just a browser and not a cleaner. Once he's cleaned the computer he might go over to Firefox. I agree that Maxthon with SpywareBlaster and Spybot S&D's Immunize is good enough to block almost all spyware and is completely compatible with all websites right out of the box, no hassle to get working properly. I am glad to see that there are people out there who DO see a different perspective in terms of other folks preferences. I use Maxthon and Webroot Spysweeper and go where I like on the internet and never get infected with not much more than a few cookies!
  9. Nuff said!
  10. He has tried all of these as soon as he reboots everything comes back!! "The latest variants use a Hidden DLL that is installed by taking over the file system's data stream and stealthing the DLL file. Some AntiVirus programs will detect and clean it from memory but as soon as your system is rebooted and another Internet connection made, it will reinstall itself." This seems to be the problem
  11. Thanks soulin, have tried CWShredder 2.12 December 2004 but does not work. As I said this bloke lives in the States and I live in South Africa and I am trying to help him but I am sure he is a bit of a rookie and will not manage anything that looks remotely complicated.
  12. I am a Maxthon troll and do not bother with something that I consider inferior, but really, that does not solve the problem. Some constructive help here please!!! Sorry, forgot to say that I do not have a problem, it is a friend on another forum!
  13. CoolWebSearch is one of the worst Spyware infections. The latest variants use a Hidden DLL that is installed by taking over the file system's data stream and stealthing the DLL file. Some AntiVirus programs will detect and clean it from memory but as soon as your system is rebooted and another Internet connection made, it will reinstall itself. I am trying to help someone remove this, we have tried CWShredder and a few things but nothing seems to work. Some help would be great! If this is some other place, sorry I looked and could not see. Thanks.
  14. Have seen this a few times, but still very funny!
  15. Another new member from the good old RS of A, Somerset West, Cape Town, I was a member here a long while ago and seemed to lose my membership, but back I am. From me, welcome and long may you and I stay