What is a coolweb trojan?


I cannot get rid of about:blank on my Windows 98 OS. I've tried CW Shredder, Adaware, Spybot, Norton Anti Virus, Track Eraser (all with the most current definitions). As nearly as I can tell, I'm not getting the hidden .dll file erased. When these software cleaners do their work, they get rid of the obvious .dll file, but since the hidden file is still there, about:blank is back in a matter of hours.

Can you help?


This question was answered on November 1, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hey what you have is a nasty coolweb trojan to get rid of it do the following, with hijack running and nothing else including IE explorer have hijack fix these.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =


R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =


R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =


R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =


R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F202A8F9-7906-088C-A0E3-99FD4BE0B787} - (no file

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - (no


O13 - WWW Prefix: http://

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.05p.com

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.searchmiracle.com

O15 - Trusted Zone: *.scoobidoo.com

O16 - DPF: {15AD4789-CDB4-47E1-A9DA-992EE8E6BAD6} - http://public.windupdates.com/get_file.php?bt=ie&p=9eafaeb2a8e2a9518112bc6e0cedee1552dd4ecb1dd748bcf1cf4d42ced1394245b14c137e17952f3a6abadc3d36297b2b37:b70ac5aa8ec48e2e58a29296baabe1d6.

Reboot your computer This should be the end of your troubles.

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 1, 2004